How did the Maids of Honour come to know that the Princess and the bird had become intimate friends?
When the Maids of Honour brought in the princess' breakfast, they saw the bird eat rice out of her hand, and have its bath in her saucer. This showed them that the princess and the bird had become intimate friends.
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?