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The Secret Keepers Part 1
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What is the question on the front of the book?
Is knowing a secret a gift or a curse?
Who is the author?
Trenton Lee Stewart
Where does Reuben live?
In New Umbra in the southern Lower Downs
What is the upside to Reuben's depressed neighborhood, Lower Downs?
It was perfect for any boy who wanted to explore and to hide.
If a boy doesn't "look lost, anxious, or interesting," what can he do easily?
He could hide in plain sight
How does Reuben scrape up his fingertips and knees?
Walking backwards 30 feet up the 2 brick walls in a narrow alley and come to rest on a ledge
What does Reuben discover when he tugs on a piece of leather imbedded in the wall
above the ledge?
That it was a dusty leather pouch with a wooden case...
What does Reuben notice is missing from the pocket watch?
It is missing a minute hand.
Who or what is "the Directions"?
4 people who walk around the city looking for businesses in Reubens city, each facing in different directions, (1 looks ahead, left, right, and one behind)
Who or what is The Smoke?
A fearsome person or thing that rules over the council
What did Reuben's mother suggest was "like being tucked into a warm bed by an Angel"?
The smell from a bakery where they once liked to buy treats
What does Reuben learn from hiding in a metal sink behind the bakery?
He learns that the directions intimidate business owners into paying them money to keep them from harming the business owner's or the businesses
Who is Officer Warren and what is Reuben's opinion of him?
Officer Warren is one of the Lower Downs' beat cops. Reuben liked Officer Warren and was not frightened by him.
What does Reuben understand about Officer Warren's job?
He is always depressed. Whenever the Directions were involved they could only do their jobs up to a point.
What does Reuben assume about P. William Light based on the box having been wrapped in "a plastic bread sack"?
Reuben guesses that the man who's name is engraved is not the man who hid it.
What is the name of the game Reuben and his mother like to play after dinner?
Where is "all the best shopping in New Umbra" done?
How does Reuben know that there are jewelry and antique stores on Brighton Street?
He went shopping with his mom before when she had a job interview
What does Reuben conclude from interacting with the well-dressed young man in the first jewelry store he enters?
The man wants to buy the watch for less then it is worth. SO he makes it out to be worthless.
When the jewelry clerk goes behind a counter to get $200 to show to Reuben, what does Reuben do?
He runs out the store and disappears
What makes Reuben feel he needs to be "craftier" when speaking to people about the watch?
Rueben needs to be crafter because the store clerk could have taken the watch.
What does he decide to do to be safer when he discusses the watch in other stores?
Make sure there are people in the store and he will never allow anyone to handle the watch.
As Reuben sits on the bench with the watch, what does he see that makes him fearful?
He sees Directions walking out of a nearby building.
As Reuben heads to the subway along some of the "less-traveled sidewalks south of Brighton Street," why does he decide to enter a shop with a sign that reads Clocks and Watches—Sales and Repairs?
The place specializes in watches. He thinks its a repair shop because the sign says repair.
Does the woman presume that Reuben knows about the four men?
Yes, she thinks his uncle is one of the Directions
What does Mrs. Genevieve say to one of the four men who wants to use her bathroom?
Her toilet is out of order.
What does Reuben do when he sees no good place to hide?
Reuben hurries into the bathroom. He breaks the toilet chain and hides in the shower
How do you suppose Reuben feels about Mrs. Genevieve after the four men have left?
He feels she is trustworthy because she tried to hide him and his treasure from the four men.
What does Mrs. Genevieve tell Reuben regarding an apparently missing minute hand?
It never had a minute hand. It is very old
When was the watch most likely made?
In the 1500s to 1600s
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