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What is Mildred’s suggestion as to why the old woman stayed and burned with her books?
The woman must have been psychotic and she probably wanted to die.
The woman didn't believe that the firemen would actually burn her house down; she thought it was merely a threat.
Mildred suggests that perhaps the old woman wanted to go back inside her house to save her cats and dog.
That the woman must have been simple-minded.
The woman was a pyromaniac.