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Contrast the girls' behavior in the garden and later on, at tea, in Joyce Cary's "Growing Up."    

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In Joyce Cary's short story, "Growing Up," the girls' behavior changes so drastically in such a short time, that it's no wonder Quick has trouble keeping up.

When he arrives home, Quick calls out to his daughters who do not respond. They are in the back of the garden, listless and unmoving. The next thing Quick knows, the girls are tormenting Snort, the dog, which upsets him. As he moves to intervene, all of the sudden the girls are like screaming banshees, chasing after him and falling on him as he sits in a garden chair. Jenny's face is so vicious-looking that it frightens...

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