A Visit of Charity Questions and Answers
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Why does Marian bring a potted plant with her to the old ladies' home?

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At first, it seems like Marian might have chosen to bring a potted plant with her to the nursing home in order to cheer whichever resident she is coming to visit. Soon, we learn that she is a Campfire Girl, like a girl scout, and that she "has to" pay a visit to any old woman in the home in order to earn three points. Apparently, Marian needs to reach a certain...

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