Chapter 6: Gossip in the newspapers and marriage
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Complete the following sentences using your own words. Afterwards, you can compare your sentences to a sample solution.
- When the engagement of Miss Hildegarde Moncrief to Mr. Benjamin Button was made known…
- Roger Button published…
- New York papers…
* Roger Button published the birth certificate of Benjamin to prove that the rumours were wrong and that his son was only 18 years old. * New York papers printed sketches of Benjamin in which his head was attached to a fish, to a snake, and, finally, to a body of solid brass.
- When the engagement of Miss Hildegarde Moncrief to Mr. Benjamin Button was made known, Baltimore society got excited and recalled the story of Benjamin's birth.
Write a summary about this chapter. Use the following words. Afterwards, you can compare your summary to a sample solution.
- Miss Hildegarde Moncrief
- Mystery Man
- true story
- refused to believe
When people heard that Miss Hildegarde Moncrief and Benjamin Button were going to marry, they recalled the long forgotten story of Benjamin's birth. Rumours started to spread. For example people said that Benjamin was the brother of Mr. Roger Button and had been in prison for forty years. In New York newspapers Benjamin became known as the Mystery Man of Maryland. The true story was only known to very few people. Everyone thought it was "criminal" for Hildegarde to marry Benjamin. However, Hildegarde refused to believe the true story about Benjamin and married him anyway.