Now that you have had a couple of days to read this week's text, have a go at answering these questions:
- Do you think this scene is set in the day of at night? Why?
- Find the word ‘huddled’. If the spectators are ‘huddled’, does it suggest that the night is warm or cold?
- Why do you think the writer refers to the fire as being ‘caged’?
- When the beast is ‘fed’, what do you think it is eating?
- If the ‘beast’ were to ‘bite’ somebody, what would happen to him or her?
- They’d be scratched?
- They’d be bitten?
- They’d be burnt?
6. Who is the main character in this scene, the storyteller or the campfire?
7. Why is it more likely the storyteller will tell a tale of horror than a comedy or love story?
8. What feature of figurative language has been used in this scene?