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In Chapter 4, what is the little boy's motivation for asking to learn a verse of a Psalm rather than receive a gingerbread-nut?
He learns how to read by memorizing the words repeated to him.
Mr. Brocklehurst has threatened to beat any child who prefers earthly possessions to the Bible.
His mother read Psalms to him before she died.
Reading the Psalms helps alleviate his insomnia.
He knows Mr. Brocklehurst will reward him with two gingerbread-nuts if he asks for a Psalm.