1. Why is Lord Greystoke in Africa and what kind of man does the narrator say he is?
John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, was commissioned to make an investigation of conditions in a British African Colony. The narrator describes Clayton as being the best type of man, strong and moral and handsome. Clayton was newly wed to Alice Rutherford for three months when he was given the assignment.
2. What does the Greystoke couple do in Freetown and how does Lord Greystoke run afoul of a ship captain?
When John and Alice arrived in Freetown they chartered a small sailing vessel and then they disappeared. Lord Greystoke stops a captain from killing a deck hand on the boat they had chartered. The captain is furious with Lord Greystoke and does not eat with the couple again.
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