1. How does Thomas Birkin arrive in Oxgodby, England? What does he do when he first gets there?
Thomas Birkin arrives in Oxgodby, England by train. When he first gets there, he gathers his things, steps off the train, adjusts his pack, and looks at his map.
2. While Thomas Birkin is at the station at the beginning of the novel, who does he see looking at him? What does he imagine that this person is thinking?
While Thomas Birkin is at the station at the beginning of the novel, he sees a girl looking at him and imagines she is looking at his coat, a pre-war herringbone tweed that reaches his ankles.
3. Who approaches Thomas Birkin when he first arrives in Oxgodby, England? What does this person offer Birkin? How does Birkin respond?
When Thomas Birkin first arrives in Oxgodby, England, the stationmaster approaches him and offers him an umbrella. Birkin responds by declining the umbrella, saying he is going to the Church and can dry out there.
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