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    Post what's the meaning?

    1. The relation between parent and child has cruel moments for the parent even when money is no object, and the material worries are delegated to servants and school teachers...
    2. ...though he was happy in his parents' and exceptional powers of observation, divination, and story-telling.........

    what do these underlined sentences and words mean? many thanks......


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    Quote Originally Posted by jesson cui View Post
    1. The relation between parent and child has cruel moments for the parent even when money is no object, and the material worries are delegated to servants and school teachers...
    2. ...though he was happy in his parents' and exceptional powers of observation, divination, and story-telling.........

    what do these underlined sentences and words mean? many thanks......
    When money is no object = the parents are rich and do not need to consider whether to spend money or not.

    The material worries = the servants are the people who have to worry that the food is cooked on time, that the house is clean, that the clothes the family needs are clean and in good order - all the day to day matters of living.

    #2 = The child trusts what his parents tell him without question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    When money is no object = the parents are rich and do not need to consider whether to spend money or not.

    The material worries = the servants are the people who have to worry that the food is cooked on time, that the house is clean, that the clothes the family needs are clean and in good order - all the day to day matters of living.

    #2 = The child trusts what his parents tell him without question.
    sorry, the secend sentence should be ....though he was happy in his parents' and had exceptional power of obeservation,divination, and story-telling.......


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    Re: what's the meaning?

    Ah, right: The child does not have any problems with his parents, and he himself is very bright and alert.

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