A White Heron
by Sarah Orne Jewett
The woods were full of shadows one June evening, just before eight o’clock, although a bright sunset still glimmered faintly among the trunks of the trees. A little girl was driving her cow home. The cow was a plodding, slow and annoying creature, but still a valuable companion. They were going away from the western light, and were heading deep into the woods. But their feet were familiar with the path, and it didn’t matter if their eyes could see it or not.
Adapted from Sarah Orne Jewett’s “A White Heron, ” 1886.
Select the correct answer.
Click on the best question to ask before reading the rest of the passage.
A cute little white girl in a blue cap feeding her big cow on a piece of bread in a green field with flowers on a sunny summer day
At what time does the sun set where this story takes place?
What about the heron?
Had the girl been in these woods before?
Does the girl live on a farm?