1. Where does Ashland live, and why does he hire a young woman?
Ashland - called Mr. Ash by those who serve him - is in his home in New York. He's very wealthy and makes a deal with a young woman for her services designing dolls.
2. What does Ash say about humans' reaction to him?
Ash notes that some people are repelled by him because of his height and that some people realize that he isn't human.
3. What phone call does Ash get in Chapter 1, and what is the result of that phone call?
Ash is told that he has a telephone call from a man named Samuel. He returns the call and is told that there's been an incident involving a gypsy named Yuri. Ash arranges for money to be sent to Samuel for a hotel and makes plans to leave immediately for London.
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