1. What was it Alexandra David-Neel wrote she craved to do as a young child?
Alexandra David-Neel wrote she craved to travel. She noted that all young children of the era in which she was raised were kept confined, and that she yearned to explore beyond her garden gate. She wanted to go and explore along the roadway that passed by it.
2. What were the gifts David-Neel asked of her parents as she grew up?
The gifts David-Neel asked of her parents as she grew up were not those a young girl of her era would typically ask for. She only sought those related to travel and exploration. David-Neel requested books that dealt with travel, maps, and to be taken abroad for school vacations.
3. Why was it David-Neel was not altogether unfamiliar with Tibet when she went on a research expedition to the East in 1910?
David-Neel was not altogether unfamiliar with Tibet when she went on a research expedition to the East in 1910 for a couple reasons. She had been a student of the ancient Sanskrit language. She had also been a student of Professor Edouard Foucaux, a Tibetan scholar at the College de France.
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