Short Answer Questions Key
1. How old is Cy when the book opens?
2. Why does Cy wish his eyes could lie?
So his troubles would be over.
3. From what does Cy avert his eyes?
From sick people coughing into basins.
4. Where is Cy's father?
He was lost years ago at sea.
5. From what do most of the boarders at Cy's home suffer?
6. Why does Cy's mother board these "guests"?
These guests pay her bills.
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