The Big Burn
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Q. Is it fair for Samuel to chastise Jarrett for leaving their father when Samuel, himself, had left two years earlier?
Q. The season for burning permits has passed, yet Celia sets a brush burn anyway. What are her motives?
Q. Why does Celia refuse to evacuate-even when Samuel strongly urges her to leave? Would you want to stay?
Q. Is Mr. Blakeney right in firing Jarrett for leaving his section of fire duty at the railroad? If you had been in charge, how might you have handled this situation?
Q. Why does Seth feel so inadequate as a soldier? Is he being fair to himself? Why did he join up in the first place?
Q. Why does Seth go along with Avery’s schemes?
Q. What reasons might Sarge have for not telling Seth what he really thinks of him?