1. Why is Fred Hale in Brighton?
Fred Hale works for the Daily Messenger and he is in Brighton on a scavenger hunt that the paper is sponsoring. During this hunt, Hale goes by the name of Kolley Kibber and leaves cards around town. Then, when the cards are given back to him, the person is given a prize.
2. What is Hale doing to avoid any danger in Brighton?
Hale knows that he is in danger, but does not want to lose his job, so he stays in Brighton to complete the Kibber assignment. He tries to remain in crowds and drinks during the day to calm his nerves.
3. Where does Hale's first encounter with the boy at Brighton take place and what happens?
Hale is in a pub when the boy starts a conversation with him. Hale tries to deny his name and even offers the boy a prize card, but he is clearly nervous about the situation and what the boy is planning.
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