Short Essay Answer Key
1. What is the name of the main character? When do we first hear it?
The main character's name is Henri. It does not appear until page 8, when Henri talks to a young village girl about fighting in the army.
2. How tall are Napoleon's servants? Why is this?
Napoleon's servants are no more than five foot two. Henri says that Napoleon keeps small servants and large horses.
3. How many hands tall is Napoleon's horse? Why could no stable boy last?
Napoleon's horse was seventeen hands tall. No stable boy could last because the horse was evil, or the stable boys were inadequate.
4. What job does Henri originally want? Who prevents him from getting it?
Originally Henri wants to be a drummer. His hands prevent him from not getting the job, as they are not...
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