1. What is the first thing our main character is said to have seen in the very beginning of the novel?
2. Birle knows that the movement she sees at the beginning of the novel is not a man of the village because of what?
Men of the village carry a light.
3. What types of people has Birle heard tales about since childhood, which might speculate as to who this mysterious figure might be?
Robbers and runaway servants.
4. How does Birle know that the mysterious figure is not a robber?
This person is alone and robbers move in packs.
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