1. What job did Jo do , and what advice did his father give him regarding the job?
He watched the sheep. His father told him to always be doing something so that he was alert and so he wouldn't fall asleep on the job.
2. What has happened to most of the men in the town?
The men in the town all had to go off to war. One was killed, and the rest of them were taken as prisoners-or-war.
3. Why does Jo go back to the mountains after the bear is caught, and what does he find?
He is concerned about his dog. He finds the dog, a bear cub, and a strange man.
4. What is unusual about the meeting with the man and his introduction?
The man seems friendly but won't give his name. He tells Jo that's it's best to act as if they never met.
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