First define coquette. Then explain from the text why you think Katrina's parents - her raising - might have contributed to her being a coquette.

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A "coquette" is a flirtatious girl.  Katrina was the spoiled daughter of a rich family, and although she perhaps wasn't a bad girl (or mean), she was still used to getting her way.  She was also quite pretty - one of the prettiest girls in the village of Sleepy Hollow - and enjoyed the attentions of the young men, especially Crane and Bones.  It would be a natural step for a young girl, spoiled and petted by her parents, to become very flirtatious.

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