Short Essay Answer Key
1. What does James typically do for a living although he is actually a writer by trade in this book?
James writes a little bit, but generally translates French novels into English to make his living in this book.
2. What does Finn inform James at the start of the book, setting off a chain of events in this book?
Finn informs James that they are being kicked out of the house as Magdalen is kicking them out.
3. Why does it seem that James and Finn may have worn out their welcome where they were staying?
James and Finn may have worn out their welcome because they were not paying any rent at Magdalen's house.
4. Why does James think so highly of Mrs. Tinckham and his bottle of whiskey in this book?
James keeps a bottle of whiskey behind the counter for special occasions...
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