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  1. Mar 2018
    1. a woman all drawn out of shape, hurt the old man by her grotesqueness. When she passed he made a noise like a small dog whimpering.

      is this the old man's wife?

    2. grotesques

      a very ugly or comically distorted figure, creature, or image.

    3. a number of women had been in love with him.

      did he ever have a wife and a family?

    4. He was like a pregnant woman, only that the thing inside him was not a baby but a youth. No, it wasn't a youth, it was a woman, young, and wearing a coat of mail like a knight.

      ?????????????????????????what??!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? what the heck?!?!! does this mean????

    5. beset

      (of a problem or difficulty) trouble or threaten persistently.

    6. had to help himself with a chair when he went to bed at night

      What was the plan that wouldn't require this? And why think of raising the bed in the first place if he is that old, if you're thinking logically, if you were that old and had trouble getting into bed already it would seem stupid to raise the bed even more.

    7. ludicrous

      so foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusing; ridiculous.

    8. Andersonville prison

      Located in Georgia and is a Confederate prisoner-of-war prison

    9. Quite a fuss was made about the matter

      About the fact that the writer wanted his bed level with the window?

    10. The windows of the house in which he lived were high and he wanted to look at the trees when he awoke in the morning. A carpenter came to fix the bed so that it would be on a level with the window.

      Is this an important part to the story? Or just some detail about the room in which us as the reader can picture the room in which the writer is in?