Short Essay Answer Key
1. How is Captain Gault affected by his injuries?
Captain Gault was injured in the trenches, presumably during the First World War. Gault carries fragments of shrapnel in his body, and the injury has limited his military career. This is a severe disappointment to the Captain, who always thought he would be able to achieve a high rank in the military.
2. How does Lucy feel about leaving? What does she do?
Lucy hates the idea of leaving her childhood home, and does not fully understand the danger that her family is fleeing from. Lucy runs away at the end of the chapter, taking a path that she was told about by Paddy. Lucy is injured when her foot gets caught in a hole. Lucy's family assumes that she is lost at sea while bathing, and move on to their new home without her.
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