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    Confining her to the gerbil

    I am reading a story. Ben is a bad boy (8 years old). Margy is his mather friend. Ben's neighbor lost a headscarf.

    "Margy remembered the fingernails of the two boys engrained with earth, and guessed that the headscarf had been used to wrap up Mabel, Benís guinea-pig, before confining her to the gerbil and guinea-pig graveyard beside the box hedge."

    I could not understand what is 'confining her to the gerbil' means. I understood that boys (Ben and his brother) had wrapped up Mabel (the guinea-pig) and then buried in a graveyard near the box hedge. If so, what is meaning of "confining her to the gerbil" here. thanks for your help!

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    Re: Confining her to the gerbil

    It's "... confining her to the gerbil and guinea-pig graveyard beside the box hedge" - to the graveyard for gerbils and guinea-pigs.

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    Re: Confining her to the gerbil

    Thank goodness for that! I was really worried by the thread title!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Confining her to the gerbil

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Thank goodness for that! I was really worried by the thread title!


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