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1. How old is Paul?
2. Why did Paul go under the casuarina tree?
3. Who is Benjy?
4. Why did Paul hate Benjy?
5. How did each boy, Paul and Benjy, react to the shapes that the casuarina tree made at night?
6. How were Paul and Benjy opposites in character?
7. What did Paul desire for his relationship with Benjy? Quote one piece of evidence.
8. What caused the germ of Paul's love for Benjy to turn sour?
9. List some of the activities that Benjy wanted he and Paul to do.
10. Who was Mac and describe the incident, between Paul and Benjy, that occurred in Mac's shop?
11. What point of view is used in this story?
12. What plot structure is used in this story?
Contributor: Leisa Samuels-Thomas