Short Essay Questions Key
1. What was Nicholas fleeing from when he saw the group of people?
Nicholas was hungry and engaged in an adulterous act for food. When the woman's husband returned unexpectedly, he fled and saw the group of people on the road.
2. What does Nicholas see the group of people do?
He sees them lay a dying man on the ground. They had removed him from the cart and crouched around him trying to protect him from the elements.
3. Why did Nicholas ask to join the group?
Nicholas wanted to travel with the group because it was safer than traveling alone. He had no orders from his Bishop allowing him to travel and could be set in stocks or whipped.
4. Why do the traveling players accept Nicholas?
The group figures that Nicholas appeared just as Brendan died and they accept him as the replacement for Brendon.
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