How does the main character feel about hunting for the cow? What can you infer about her personality from this detail by the author?

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Sylvia, the young girl who is the main character in the story, shows sympathy for the cow. Though the cow deliberately makes herself difficult to find, Sylvia treats the cow as if it were a human friend and pretends they are playing a game. As the story states,

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Sylvia, the young girl who is the main character in the story, shows sympathy for the cow. Though the cow deliberately makes herself difficult to find, Sylvia treats the cow as if it were a human friend and pretends they are playing a game. As the story states,

Sometimes in pleasant weather it was a consolation to look upon the cow's pranks as an intelligent attempt to play hide and seek, and as the child had no playmates she lent herself to this amusement with a good deal of zest.

One can infer that Sylvia has a positive attitude toward life, and the ability to make the best of a situation, from the way she turns the problem of the difficult cow to her own advantage. Instead of complaining and feeling sorry for herself that the cow is so hard to find, she makes searching for the cow fun for herself. She is energetic about turning this time-consuming chore into a game.

One can also infer from this game that Sylvia feels empathy and friendship for animals.

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