Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe the activity in Mrs. Stitch's bedroom when John Boot comes to visit her in her home.
When John Boot comes to visit Mrs. Stitch, her bedroom is a flurry of activity: her face is encased in a clay mask while she goes over the accounts with her secretary, Miss Holloway, while she simultaneously describes the details of the costumes for a charity ballet and contemplates the daily crossword. Meanwhile, a painter is decorating the ceiling and her 8-year-old daughter is reading Virgil.
2. For what reason does John Boot come to see Julia Stitch at the beginning of the story?
John Boot comes to see Julia Stitch hoping she can get him out of the country so that he might evade his American girlfriend who is driving him nuts.
3. How is Lord Copper is made at ease in the unfamiliar social circle of Lady Metroland?
Lord Copper is made at ease in the unfamiliar social circle of Lady Metroland by the incomparable Mrs. Stitch, who charms him for her own purposes.
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