1. Why does Abilene's father choose Manifest as the place he sends her?
Abilene's father chooses Manifest as the place he sends her because he lived there as a child. He knows the town and people in the town.
2. What does Abilene make of the engraving on the item of her father's that she carries?
Abilene believes the engraving on the item of her father's that she carries is the manufacturer's name and the date of manufacture. The item is a broken, engraved compass, with St. Dizier and a date on it.
3. What is the profession of the person Abilene is going to stay with in Manifest?
The person Abilene is going to stay with in Manifest is a preacher. This is surprising to her, since her father is not religious.
4. What does Shady's Place look like?
Shady's Place looks like a cross between a bar and a church. There is a bar, but also pews and stained glass.
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