Why, after fifteen years, does Gene return to school? What does this tell you about how the author will plot the story—that is, arrange its related events?
Gene, the narrator, sets the scene of his return with a long opening descriptive passage about Devon and the town around it. He has come back on his own, because, he states:
There were a couple of places now which I wanted to see. Both were fearful sites, and that was why I wanted to see them.
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