Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe the house the Savilles move into just outside of Saxton.
The house is a small farm house. It has cracks in the walls and floors, smells of animal urine, and has trash hidden throughout.
2. How is Colin different from Andrew?
Colin is different from Andrew because he is calm, quiet, and thoughtful. He never wanders far from home and stays near his parents.
3. How does Harry feel about his family's vacation to the seashore?
Harry feels that their vacation to the seashore is how their lives should be: fun, carefree, light and airy. Harry is the happiest he has been so far.
4. Why does Harry decide to go to a different beach in Part 1, Chapter 3?
Harry decides to go to a different beach to avoid a co-worker. The co-worker wants Harry to join the military before the war starts, and Harry does not want to be bothered about this.
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