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It was raining, when she peered around, she saw a tumbledown old cabin in her neighbourhood which showed no sign of light or fire. She thought of the widow who resided in the cottage. Knowing that she was alone and ill, Jenny thought of checking on her. She went to her house and called out, ?Hey, neighbour!? After repeated knocking, when she heard no answer from anyone, she said, ?how sound she sleeps, that it requires so much to wake her!? Finally, she entered the house to find the woman motionless and cold on the mattress. The house was in an awful state with water dripping from the ceiling.

QUESTION: ?How sound she sleeps, that it requires so much to wake her!??

?WHY IS THE SPEAKER WAKING THE WOMEN MENTIONED IN THE ABOVE LINES?

Dear Student,
1. Although it was raining and the speaker tried waking her(neighbour) up by repeatedly knocking, she(neighbour) was fast asleep and lay motionless. She slept like an undisturbed child. 
2. The speaker tries to wake the women up because the speaker knew that the lady was a lonely widower who lived alone.
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