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- What does the song at the beginning of the scene show us about the two boys? Does this tell us anything about the way humans behave?
- Why do you think Mickey lies about Linda being his girlfriend? Does this tell us anything about Mickey?
- Why has Edward got the ‘right words’ to say to Linda?
- Why does Mickey turn down the offer of money from Edward? Do you think that this is significant?
- Why does Mrs Lyons attack Mrs Johnstone with the knife?
- What does the narrator tell us about the friendship between Mickey, Linda and Edward?
- What does the narrator tell us just as the scene ends? Is this foreshadowing?