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[Her] sister was so plain and chunky and steady that Connie had to hear her praised all the time – by her mother and her mother's sisters. (3)
Their father was away at work most of the time. [...] He didn't bother talking much to them. (3)
The father of Connie's best girl friend drove the girls three miles to town [...] and when he came to pick them up again at eleven he never bothered to ask what they had done. (5)