Special Sub-Topic: "Inkspell," Part I
|What is Farid's nickname for Orpheus?|
Cheeseface. Farid calls him that because of his pale, round face and because of the way he sweats in the sun like a piece of cheese.
|How does Mo feel when he sees Meggie reading her notebooks about the Inkworld?|
Angry. Mo was angry with Meggie for almost constantly reading the notebooks because he thought she would eventually want to visit the other world. And she did.
|Why does Farid want to go into the Inkworld?|
To warn Dustfinger. Farid wants to warn Dustfinger about Basta still being alive and after him, so he asks Meggie to read him into the story from the sheet of paper Orpheus used.
|Who or what is the last thing Meggie sees before she goes into the Inkworld?|
Gwin. Meggie left the window open so that if any fire-elves or cats came out of the story, they would have a way out. But just as she and Farid are leaving, Meggie sees Gwin sitting on the windowsill, snuffling and looking at them.
|Are you hanged if you kill one of the Motley Folk?|
n. There is no penalty for killing or harming the Motley Folk, since no law protects those who live on the road. Robbers, highwaymen, players (including the Motley Folk), and even travelers could be killed, and the murderer didn't have to fear the hangman's noose.
|When Basta comes to Elinor's house with Mortola and Orpheus, what is the first thing he says to her?|
"Well, my lady bookworm". Basta is hiding behind some rhododendron bushes, and when Elinor opens the door and talks to Orpheus outside, Basta slips out of the bushes, puts his hand over Elinor's mouth, and holds his knife to her throat.
|Who found Meggie and Farid in the Wayless Wood?|
The Motley Folk. The Black Prince tells Fenoglio that the Strong Man (one of the Motley Folk) picked up a boy and a girl (Meggie and Farid) in the Wayless Wood. When they said that they were looking for an old writer with a face like a tortoise, the Prince thought they might mean Fenoglio.
|What two colors are in the marbled paper that binds Meggie's notebook?|
Deep blue and peacock green. These are also Mo's favorite colors.
|Who shot Mo?|
Mortola. Mortola thought that back in the Inkworld, Capricorn would still be alive and waiting for her. When he wasn't, the Magpie decided to kill Mo anyway, and she shot him with Basta's rifle.
|The Laughing Prince's emblem was a lion on a green background, surrounded by white roses. After Cosimo the Fair died, what two things did the Prince add to the emblem?|
Tears and a broken heart. The Laughing Prince used to be rightly named-he was happy and well-liked, but after Cosimo died, his heart broke and he became known as the Prince of Sighs instead.
|What did Dustfinger name the marten he caught behind the stables in the Inkworld?|
Jink. Dustfinger wanted another marten after (he thought) leaving Gwin behind, so he caught Jink and trained him. He was never really sure, though, if it mattered which marten would be his death-Gwin or Jink.
|When Fenoglio told Meggie he wanted her to read Cosimo alive again, where were they?|
The river. Fenoglio takes Meggie down to the river and asks her to read Cosimo out of a page he's written. Meggie doesn't think you can read back the dead, but Fenoglio eventually convinces her to try it.
|What does Orpheus want Elinor to do while he reads his way through her library?|
Cook. Orpheus says he's sick and tired of what Sugar (the wardrobe-man) cooks, so he wants Elinor to cook for him. Otherwise she and Darius might become "superfluous to requirements."
|Fenoglio knew all along that Brianna was Dustfinger's daughter. |
f. Although Fenoglio knows almost everything about his characters (and Dustfinger in particular), he didn't know that Brianna was the daughter of Dustfinger until Meggie told him.
|Who did Fenoglio model the Bluejay after?|
Mo. Fenoglio said that he liked to base his characters on real people, because then it's easier to give them facial expressions and unique gestures. But he didn't say who he had modeled the Bluejay on, and Meggie didn't find out until Nettle told her.
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