At the beginning of the story, Miss Strangeworth is characterized as?

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At the beginning of the story Miss Strangeworth is characterized as a sweet, kindly little old lady who lives a very simple life in a small town and who takes an interest in the welfare and happiness of everybody in her town. She has a regular routine which she follows practically every day. She goes for a walk in the morning, stops by the grocery store to pick up a few items, goes home, eats lunch, takes a nap, and then goes for another walk late in the day. She knows everybody and frequently stops to chat with people. Her only hobby--as far as anyone knows--is caring for her beautiful rose bushes.

She knew everyone in town, of course; she was fond of telling...

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