Short Essay Questions Key
1. What does Richard find on his way to dinner, and how does Jessica respond to this?
As Jessica and Richard are heading to dinner with Mr. Stockton, Jessica's father, Richard finds the injured Door on the sidewalk and stops to help her even though Jessica tells him they do not have the time to offer any assistance.
2. What does Door ask for before she faints?
Before Door faints as a result of her injury, she begs Richard and Jessica to not call an ambulance.
3. What is done for Door when she is injured after she gives her request before fainting?
After Door begs to not be taken to a hospital, but somewhere else safe, Richard picks her up and takes her to his own apartment, where she sleeps and bleeds on his bed.
4. What does the woman outside the pub say to Richard at the beginning of the book?
At the beginning of the book, Richard Mayhew, who is drunk and sick, meets an old woman outside a Scottish pub. The old woman then reads Richard's palm. In his hand, she foresees that Richard will go much farther than London, and the old woman warns him to beware of "doors."
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