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Short Story Questions and Answers (Q&A)

C. Perez, Writer
Answered: Aug 01, 2019
Dr. Roylott is poisoned by the snake he used to kill Julia. Holmes, in this question, refers to the fictional character Sherlock Holmes. This question relates to the Adventure of the Speckled...Read More

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W. Pratt, Marketing Analyst
Answered: Dec 18, 2018
In O.Henry’s ”A Retreived Reformation,” the main characters are Jimmy and Annabel. Jimmy is known as being a person who used to get in trouble with the law. His crimes usually...Read More

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John Adney
Answered: Dec 18, 2018
No sir it is because he is spitting out his tobacco. This is not from his food but rather his tobacco juice!

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A.Nancy
Answered: Mar 07, 2018
The thing that puzzles Billy about the land lady’s guest list is the fact that he is sure that he has read the names in the newspaper. This scene occurs in the short horror story titled as...Read More

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Samantha Stewart, Philanthropist
Answered: Apr 03, 2019
The answer to this is 11. There is a need to add a lot of rows because Montresor wanted to make sure that no one would be able to hear Fortunator’s cries for help. He knows that if someone...Read More

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F.bagmal
Answered: May 15, 2017
Tom becomes rich when he agrees to sell his soul to the devil and work asa usurer, or corrupted money-loaner. He does not spend hismoney that much, which shows that he is still a miser, because he...Read More

1 Answer

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John Smith
Answered: Jan 31, 2023
He is transfixed by the sign that says “Bed and Breakfast.”

1 Answer

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Wyatt Williams
Answered: Jan 31, 2023
Dr. Roylott is violent and has a financial motive.

1 Answer

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L.Steven
Answered: Jan 07, 2018
The devil and tom walker is a short story based on a greedy couple. Washington Irving wrote the story. The story starts with a pirate named Kidd who made a deal with the devil to protect his...Read More

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John Adney
Answered: Oct 03, 2017

Because Jimmy saved Agatha from the vault and Ben didn't want no one to know who Jimmy really is.

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Robert Hazlewood, Senior Executive
Answered: Apr 10, 2019
Foreshadowing is clues that hint at what will happen later in the story. It also helps the reader prepare for what is to come. Foreshadowing is not only used in literature, but has been adapted...Read More

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Cbuckley
Answered: Jan 31, 2023
This attitude foreshadows event in which he learns a lesson in humility.

1 Answer

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John Adney
Answered: Mar 30, 2017
I think this is one of those stories where the climax, falling action and resolution is all one. It occurs when he admits his crime.

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532 views
John Smith
Answered: Jan 31, 2023

It was the band! The speckled band!”

1 Answer

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