The Rocking-Horse Winner by D. H. Lawrence

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In "The Rocking-Horse Winner" how old is Paul when he dies?

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This is an interesting question, because I don't think that the story ever actually says specifically how old he is, so we just have to use clues throughout to guess.  When Paul is introduced, it only says that there was "a boy," so no clues there.  Later, his governess, or nurse, said that he was "growing beyond her," and that he was too old to be playing on a rocking-horse anyway.  He is old enough to speak, reason...

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