Q. 34.3( 18 Votes )
Does her father believe her story?
No, Sophie’s father doesn’t believe her story. Sophie’s father was a very practical man and was temperamental. He believes that Sophie lives in a fantasy world and he discourages Sophie from day dreaming. He also warns her not to have such fantasies as he believes they would land her in trouble one day.
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