Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for this short story. All sentences are from the story. Figurative language includes: "She married for love, and the love turned to dust." "She felt the center of her heart go hard." "Bassett was serious as a church" "The house whispers." Alliteration includes: "His mother had sudden strange seizures." "There must be more money!" "Then suddenly she switched on the light and saw her son."