Because she wants Matilda to get back to work.
Because she wants to be the one to take them food.
Because she dislikes Polly's family.
Because she is afraid Mattie will become ill.
They refuse to enter the same room as her.
They are very nice and offer her tea.
They are mean to her.
They befriend her.
He was an army captain.
He was a ship captain.
He was a carpenter.
He was a chef.
She is too tired to help Mrs. Cook and Mattie.
Her brother's family is expecting her.
She is afraid of getting the fever.
She wants to go home.
They thought she would show them where money was hidden.
They were trying to kill her.
They thought she had the fever.
They wanted to help her.
Mattie is rude to the farmer.
They weigh too much for the horse to support.
Mattie has fallen ill.
Grandfather has fallen ill.
That someone died
That it was time for church
The age of the person that died
That God was watching
They fall silent.
They carry on with their business.