1. What does Isobel, the narrator at the beginning of the novel, discuss in the first part of the novel?
The narrator introduces herself as Isobel and discusses the beginning of the universe and mixes in some mythology. Isobel states that the setting of the story will be England, and in loosely chronicling the history of the land, she writes about changes in the land over time.
2. Who is Francis Fairfax, and what does the narrator write about him?
Around the year 1580, Francis Fairfax arrived in the village of Lythe and began construction of Fairfax Manor. Francis was an adventurer, and he enjoyed the favor of the Queen.
3. What does Francis Fairfax give his new wife and what happens to the present?
Francis Fairfax married and presented his wife with the famous Fairfax jewel. Historians have searched for the jewel for over four hundred years.
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