Why were they named after the months of the year?
They were named after the months of the year because the King and the Queen had many daughters, and it confused the Queen to have to remember so many names.
How many daughters did the royal couple have?
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?
How did the Maids of Honour come to know that the Princess and the bird had become intimate friends?