Short Essay Questions Key
1. What does Georgie build and where does he get the idea?
George builds a paper boat after he sees the paper sailboat project in a craft book.
2. Why does Georgie go inside to talk to Bill and why isn't Bill outside playing with Georgie in the flood waters?
Georgie goes inside to talk to Bill because he is having trouble making the paper sailboat. Bill does not come outside because he is in bed, sick with the flu.
3. How does Bill help Georgie?
Bill is able to make the boat just like the book says it ought to be. Bill then waterproofs the boat and sends Georgie outside to play with it.
4. How does Georgie die and who kills him?
Georgie dies when he reaches down into the drain to get his boat and the clown kills him by ripping off his arm.
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