Short Essay Questions
1. Why is the magistrate nervous about leaving his position even as he is approaching retirement?
2. Why was Colonel Joll send to the area where the Magistrate is in charge at the start of the story?
3. What happens to the family that the Colonel wants to interrogate when they come into town?
4. What does the magistrate find when he goes to visit the family who has been tortured by the Colonel?
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