Read the very short story linked below — Annie Dillard’s “The Chase.” Then answer the following questions thoroughly:
1. What is the story’s main point? In other words, what does the author say is the effect of the events on herself, looking back on her childhood now as an adult?
2. What sentence in the story best sums up the story’s point?
3. Why might Dillard begin with an opening paragraph about football, even though the story is about throwing snowballs at cars and getting chased?
4. Once the kids were caught by the man in the Buick, nothing really happened. What is the author’s reaction to this non-event?