In "A White Heron," why was the grandmother mad at Sylvia?

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At the end of the story, Sylvia's grandmother is angry at Sylvia because she will not tell the young ornithologist where the white heron's nest is located. The young man has offered the poor family money for this information and the grandmother cannot understand why Sylvia will not reveal the...

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At the end of the story, Sylvia's grandmother is angry at Sylvia because she will not tell the young ornithologist where the white heron's nest is located. The young man has offered the poor family money for this information and the grandmother cannot understand why Sylvia will not reveal the it. But Sylvia has decided that the bird's life is more important than money so she refuses to speak. Jewett writes, " she cannot tell the heron's secret and give its life away."

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