Read Chapter 2 - Me and Elsie
Then Discuss the following . . . .
What more have we learnt about Barney's situation in this second chapter?
How did he come to be alone?
Did he like/dislike his new life in the colony compared to the life he had in England?
What do we learn about Barney's character from the way he has looked after Elsie?
Do you admire Barney? If so, give examples of his actions that cause us to admire Barney.
ARBAROO And MR JOHNSON
What do we know about Arbaroo from reading this chapter?
Why do you think Elsie let Arbaroo touch her?
Barney says that Arbaroo saved him from the Bullock Man. How did she do this?
What sort of a man is Mr Johnson?
What is his position or job in the colony?
What did you think of his offer to Barney and then ultimately to Elsie too?