My 8 year old dd is reading Heidi and loving it. She asked me the other day who is this "latter" that keeps coming up in the story. It took me a second to understand, and then I realized. I laughed so much! It was kind of hard to explain though. :)
The word latter is used a lot in this particular story. I am so glad my daughter asked, what a confusing thing if a young reader doesn't understand.