1. What is the first thing our main character is said to have seen in the very beginning of the novel?
(a) Nothing. She hears someone.
(b) A boat.
(c) A shadow.
(d) A man.
2. Birle knows that the movement she sees at the beginning of the novel is not a man of the village because of what?
(a) Men of the village make no noise.
(b) Men of the village are shorter.
(c) Men of the village carry a light.
(d) Men of the village always walk in pairs.
3. What types of people has Birle heard tales about since childhood, which might speculate as to who this mysterious figure might be?
(a) Robbers and runaway servants.
(b) Robbers and murderers.
(c) Runaway servants and murderers.
(d) Runaway slaves and their masters.
4. How does Birle know that the mysterious figure is not a robber?
(a) This person is holding a glinting knife known to be carried by robbers of the Kingdom.
(b) This person is alone and robbers move in packs.
(c) This person is carrying a sack full of loot.
(d) This person is moving with a pack and robbers are alone.
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