1. Why is Madame La Motte saddened at the beginning of Chapter 1?
Madame La Motte is saddened at the beginning of Chapter 1 because her family is being forced to leave Paris, her home town, because they are running from creditors. She is also sad because she has not had time to tell her son that she is going.
2. What happens when La Motte goes to ask directions at a house outside of Paris?
When La Motte goes looking for directions at a house out side of Paris, he is locked in a room inside and held prisoner for several hours. La Motte is only allowed to leave when he promises his captors he will take a young lady in their custody with him and not return her to them.
3. What does La Motte do to make Adeline cry in Chapter 1?
In Chapter 1, La Motte asks Adeline many questions about her situation when they stop for breakfast. These questions cause Adeline to cry and beg not to have to speak about it again.
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