1. Why does Amelia host guests for tea in Chapter 1?
In Chapter 1, Amelia hosts a tea party for some of the ladies in her neighborhood. Amelia does not often host parties, and is hosting this one in particular because her husband, Emerson, wants to do an archaeological dig on the land of one of her neighbors. Amelia hopes she can convince the man's wife to allow the dig.
2. What has curtailed Amelia and Emerson's travels to Egypt? What do they spend their days doing now?
Amelia and Emerson enjoy their travels to Egypt immensely, but their travels have been curtailed by the birth of their son, Ramses. Now, Emerson spends his days working as a teacher, and Amelia does her best to be the mistress of their household.
3. What does Amelia read in the paper in Chapter 1? How does this item make Amelia feel?
In Chapter 1, Amelia reads a newspaper article about the death of Lord Henry Baskerville, a famous Egyptologist. Every evening, Amelia reads the latest news and wonders what really happened to Baskerville in the Valley of the Kings. Reading about Baskerville's expedition makes Amelia and Emerson both miss their travels in Egypt.
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