Why does Dicey lie to her siblings about Momma's past? Does Dicey sometimes lie to herself? Why do you think so?

How does James react to being abandoned? How does his reaction evidence itself in his interactions with people outside the family circle?

Why does Gram finally decide to take the children in?

Why do the children leave Eunice's? Were they right or wrong to do so?

Why does Dicey love sailing and the ocean?