A Question of Trust A Question of Trust

What does Horace Danby like to collect?
Horace Danby liked to collect rare and expensive books.
Why does Horace steal every year?
Who is speaking to Horace Danby?
Who is the real culprit in the story?
Did you begin to suspect, before the end of the story, that the lady was not the person
What are the subtle ways in which the lady manages to deceive Horace Danby into thinking she is the lady of the house? Why doesn’t Horace suspect that something is wrong?
“Horace Danby was good and respectable — but not completely honest”. Why do you think this description is apt for Horace? Why can’t he be categorised as a typical thief?
Horace Danby was a meticulous planner but still he faltered. Where did he go wrong and why?
So he robbed a safe every year. Each year he planned carefully just what he would do, stole enough to last for twelve months, and secretly bought the books he loved through an agent. a. Who is 'he' in the above extract? b. Why did 'he' rob only one safe every year? c. What does this tell us about ‘he’?
A small dog was lying in the kitchen. It stirred, made a noise, and moved its tail in a friendly way. a. What is the name of the dog mentioned in the above extract? b. In which house is the kitchen referred to located? c. Find a word from the passage that means the same as 'cordial'.
The voice went on, "You can cure it with a special treatment, you know, if you find out just what plant gives you the disease. I think you'd better see a doctor, if you're serious about your work." a. Whose voice is referred to in the above extract? b. What disease was the voice referring to? c. How did she know he had a disease?
She laughed, and he begged, thinking that he had persuaded her, "Look, I have no right to ask you for anything, but I'm desperate." a. Who are 'she' and 'he' in the above extract? b. Why did 'he' say that he was desperate? c. Find a word in the passage that means the same as 'convinced'.
Whom did Horace Danby see in the kitchen? How did they greet each other? What tact did Horace apply there?
How did Danby prepare for the robbery at Shotover Grange?
What was the passion of Horace Danby and how did he satisfy it?
Where was the safe at Shotover Grange? What was there inside it? What did Horace expect to get if he sold them one by one?
How did flowers hinder Horace in his work?
Why was Horace Danby sure that his robbery at Shotover Grange would be a successful one?
Why does Horace Danby get angry when anyone talks about 'honour among thieves'?
What are the subtle ways in which the lady manages to deceive Horace Danby into thinking she is the mistress of the house?
What did Horace Danby wonder about for a moment? What did he think and decide?
What precautions did Danby take to avoid arrest? What blunder did he commit in his last venture?
Why was Horace Danby arrested although he failed to profit from the robbery at Shotover Grange?
Horace was clever but the lady in red was cleverer. Do you agree with this statement? Justify your answer.

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