The new bird was full of new songs but the old parrots always repeated themselves. What did they say?
All the old parrots could say 'God save the king' and some of them could even say 'Pretty Polly' in seven languages.
How many daughters did the royal couple have?
Why were they named after the months of the year?
The King had a peculiar habit. What was it? Why is it called peculiar?
(i) What was Princess September's reaction to the loss of her parrot?
(ii) What was her mother's reaction to it?
(iii) What do the reactions indicate about the nature and temperament of each?
What pulled the Princess out of her gloom?