Overall, great posts and questions during our last fishbowl. The skill I want us to continue to work on is contextualizing our questions with evidence from the text as well as supporting our inferences with specific quotes and plot points.
Here are a couple good examples of that from our last discussion:
Kelsey asked, "The rest of the year, the box was put away, sometimes in one place, sometimes another...." (page 2). Why do you guys think the box was placed in different places every year? What was the point of this?
And Rebecca inquired: When reading this story, I noticed how the author frequently used names and specific details of the town and its inhabitants. For example, "Mr. Martin and his oldest son, Baxter, held the black box securely on the stool until Mr. Summers had stirred". What is the purpose of the specifics? Why would the author do this, in contrast to the majority of the other short stories we have read?
Keep up the good work! Happy posting!