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Marigolds is a short story by Eugenia Collier. In the story, Lizabeth develops a relationship with an older woman named Ms. Lottie. This happens under the backdrop of rural Maryland during the Great Depression.


Marigolds are not listed as a poisonous plant for humans, according to the National Capital Poison Center. Marigolds are considered safe and were historically used as medicines for healing wounds and preventing infection in tinctures, ointments or infusions, according t...


Write a short story summary by describing the story's main idea and its most relevant details. The goal of a summary is to provide a condensed, overall description of what the story is about and the message it communicates to the reader.


Lois Lowry's "Number the Stars" follows Annemarie Johansen, a young girl growing up in Nazi-occupied Copenhagen during World War II. Through Annemarie, the novel explores the growing power of the Nazi party and the efforts of the resistance movement in Copenhagen.


"Luck" is about an English captain named Lord Arthur Scoresby who seems to be a complete idiot but, despite his incompetence, is so lucky that he manages to be acclaimed as a hero and a military genius. The story is narrated by a clergyman who is obviously envious of th...


Anna Sewell's 1877 novel "Black Beauty" is an autobiographical memoir told by the horse who gives the book its name that starts with the horse's whimsical days as a young colt before moving on toward tough times hauling cabs in London and ending with a peaceful rest in ...


"Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens is about an abused orphan named Pip, his journey from poor orphan to power and wealth, the friends he gains and loses and his eventual humbling. "Great Expectations" is considered a "coming of age" novel and is narrated by the cha...