Rocking horse winner
Terms in this set (37)
deeply interested or involved; preoccupied
quiet, secret, or sneaky behavior
A state of wild excitement
Of unrestrained energy
Soldier assigned to an officer as a servant
a form of written command in the name of a court or other legal authority to act, or abstain from acting, in some way.
to make known
to set free
attractively unusual or old-fashioned
checked or stopped in motion
(n.) great mental suffering, distress, or pain; (v.) to be deeply tormented by pain or sorrow
A three-legged stand for holding a vessel or dish
to bite upon or grind, especially impatiently
strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation
careful about what one says or does
to say again, repeat
worked up; in an emotional state
(v.) to argue or plead with someone against something, protest against, object to
a declaration or statement
money or profits
(adj) silent or brooding because of ill humor, anger, or resentment; slow moving, sluggish.
daring boldly or shamelessly
What is the climax?
When Paul screams Malabar, knowing the winning horse
Why didn't Hester love her children?
She didn't want them when she had them
What does the house whisper throughout the story?
"There must be more money"
What was Hester's explanation for why they were poor?
The father had no luck
Where did Paul demand the horse to go
Wherever luck is
What horse did Paul want to bet his uncle's five on?
How much money was left in the reserves?
How much money was heater supposed to receive per year?
Why didn't Paul want his mother to know he was lucky?
She would stop him
What was Paul's secret?
The rocking horse
At the end of the story what did Paul keep telling his mother?
That he was lucky
How many pounds did Hester have after Paul died?