Sam was mesmerized by the performance.
In just a few minutes' time, Caine had infused hope into
a very frightened, dispirited bunch of kids.
Astrid seemed mesmerized too, though Sam thought
he detected the cool glint of skepticism in her eyes.
Sam was skeptical himself. He distrusted rehearsed displays.
1. What does it mean to be skeptical? Why do you think Sam
and Astrid feel this way about Caine?
2. (After you finish the chapter)
Write 4-6 lines explaining what happens inside the church.
Theme: Fear can be dangerous. /
Scared people can do scary things sometimes.
Fill your theme tree with examples from our book that
support this theme.