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Is Salvador Carriscant really Kay Fischer's biological father? What evidences does he produce? What doubts remain? Kay comes to believe he is her father. Does the reader also believe this?

Kay Fischer concludes that the two Americans were murdered by either Pantaleon Quiroga, Dr. Isidro Cruz, Jepson George Sieverance, or Salvador Carriscant. Given these four suspects, which do you conclude to be the most-likely murder suspect?

Salvador Carriscant admits that he has lied to Kay Fischer about how he obtained the news magazine photograph of Delphine Blythe Sieverance. Given that previously he had promised to tell only the truth, what impact does this have on the remainder of Carriscant's lengthy tale presented in Part Two?

Many events in Part One and Part Three of the novel are delivered with narrative authority—they are narrative fact. At the end of the novel, Kay Fischer...

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