This is Daisy’s opening monologue in the play. She is an excited
START: Daisy Meredith, daredevil, tomboy, possessed of a brilliant mind, exuberant, quick-witted, fond of practical jokes, honourable, honest, courageous, straight in all things and…an elementary school pupil. Father—dead. Mother—a former opera singer who struggles to keep a home together for herself, Daisy, and Daisy’s brothers—Dick, Douglas, Daniel and Duncan in a small terraced house in London’s East End, by giving music lessons to private pupils.
END: But I must win the scholarship for the sake of others as well as for myself, for if I, the first scholarship pupil at Grangewood, make a success of the scheme, Grangewood will open its doors to other elementary school pupils, as poor as myself.
Denise Deegan. Daisy Pulls It Off. Samuel French, 1985. p.2.
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