Short Essay Questions Key
1. In the very first entry of the book, what does Ralph want Margaret to know about the letter he is writing?
In the very first entry of the book, Ralph tells Margaret that he, himself, intends to open the letter he is writing to her when he returns to Boston. However, if he doesn't return to Boston, she is to open the letter.
2. What are the instructions that Ralph gives Margaret about publishing his book?
Ralph gives Margaret instructions on how to publish his book about Egyptian exploration. Ralph asks her to edit out the personal letters and not to use his early drawings, as they are inaccurate. Ralph also gives Margaret directions on how to assemble the book, ordering beginning of the book with Kent and ending with the solution to the Tomb Paradox.
3. Who is Ferrell?
Ferrell is a retired private investigator who lives in a Sydney nursing home. Ferrell claims he once knew Margaret and was one of her romantic interests.
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