Short Essay Questions Key
1. Why has the American millionaire who created Indian Island decided to sell it?
The American millionaire who created Indian Island was an avid yachtsman. Unfortunately, his new third wife was a bad sailor, so he put the house and the island up for sale.
2. What were Lady Constance Culmington's plans the last time Justice Wargrave saw her?
The last time Justice Wargrave saw Lady Constance Culmington was eight years earlier. She had been going to Italy to bask in the sun, and to "be at one with Nature and the contadini." From there, she had moved to Syria.
3. Why does Vera feel lucky about her job on Indian Island?
Vera feels lucky about her job because instead of looking after children, it is a secretarial post, which is unusual for a holiday position.
4. What are some habits in others that annoy Emily Brent?
Emily Brent is annoyed by how people make such a fuss over things. She thinks people want things too easy, like having medications before they get their teeth pulled, and how girls wear too little clothing in the summer.
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