Page 86. " a library in that great castle "

Hearst Castle Library
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McKinley's Beauty finds sources of entertainment in riding, reading, and conversing with the Beast. The entertainments of the Beast's castle vary in the different versions of the tale. In de Villeneuve's tale, Beauty takes pleasure in viewing operas, social gatherings, and observing world events through an enchanted window, while de Beaumont's Beauty shows a preference for reading and music.

Page 87. " declensions "

Declensions refer to the inflection of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives in Latin and many European languages. Inflections modify a word to indicate number, gender, or case.

Page 93. " Odysseus "

Odysseus (Ulysses in Latin) is the hero of Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey. Odysseus is best known for proposing the idea of the Trojan Horse that allowed the Greek army to breach the Trojans' defenses, and for his ten year journey home from the war to his kingdom in Ithaca.

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