galluses – suspenders
- In what sense is Little Tree’s first interview with the Reverend ironic?
- What sentences in this chapter indicate that the wind and the trees are aware of Little Tree’s presence in the orphanage?
- Briefly describe Wilburn. How does Wilburn feel about being in the orphanage?
- Why is Little Tree beaten? In what ways do the lessons Little Tree learns from his grand- parents contribute to the severity of his beating?
- What is unusual about the Christmas tree?