Short Essay Questions Key
1. Why does a dog jump out the window in the prologue?
A dog hears his mistress' call and goes to her. The dog knows something is wrong as the woman dies. The dog panics and jumps through a window, breaking bones and dying on the sidewalk below.
2. What is of significance to the pawnbroker about the jewelry brought in by the junkie?
A young boy, a junkie, goes into a pawnshop with the intent of pawning off two pieces of gold jewelry. They are a watch and a wedding ring. The pawnbroker immediately recognizes the objects as belonging to Louis Markowitz, a cop and longtime friend.
3. Why does the pawnbroker call Mallory?
The pawnbroker calls Kathleen Mallory, another cop who also happens to be Markowitz's adopted daughter. Mallory arrives on the scene and forces the junkie to talk. Mallory and the pawnbroker knew that if a junkie had Markowitz's things, the man was dead.
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