Short Essay Questions Key
1. In chapter 1, the narrator describes the Crick family's relationship with the Fens how?
The narrator says that the Cricks are an old Fenland family that has lived in the marshes as far back as anyone can remember. They are so intimately connected to the land that the narrator describes them as half men, half fish, especially in regard to their smell. For generations they have lived off trapping eel and have helped build the canals and the dikes that criss-cross the area.
2. In chapter 2, a student called Price interrupts Tom Crick, the history teacher, to tell him what about history?
Price thinks that the only important part about history is that it is about to end.
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