This is Serafina. She is 12 years old and she lives in the basement of the Biltmore House with her Pa. No one knows that she exits.
Serafina had many cat-like characteristics. In the book it says that ¨Serafina had four toes on each foot rather than five.¨ (Beatty 29). Cats don have thumbs so their feet are called paws. They don have five toes or fingers, they only have four. The book tells me that ¨She could see at night as well as she could during the day.¨ (Beatty 13). This tells me that Serafina has really good eyesight. Cats also have good eyesight and they can see well in the dark. The sentence ¨...spent most of the day napping in her favorite out of way places.¨ tells me that Serafina likes hiding and sleeping during the day (Beatty 1).
The sentence ¨Serafina loved to climb the tapestries... and run her fingernails through the soft fabric.¨ tells me that Serafina loves claw things and that the loves to climb things (Beatty 35). Cats also loves to climb things and paw at them. When Serafinas Pa says ¨... I heard a strange mewling...¨ that tells me that Serafina was mewling and not crying. Baby cats mewl, baby humans do not.