What does Horace Danby like to collect?
Why does he steal every year?
Who is speaking to Horace Danby?
Who is the real culprit in the story?
Did you begin to suspect, before the end of the story, that the lady was not the person Horace Danby took her to be? If so, at what point did you realise this, and how?
What are the subtle ways in which the lady manages to deceive Horace Danby into thinking she is the lady of the house? Why doesn't Horace suspect that something is wrong?
"Horace Danby was good and respectable - but not completely honest". Why do you think this description is apt for Horace? Why can't he be categorised as a typical thief?
Horace Danby as a meticulous planner but still he faltered. Where did he go wrong and why?
Do you think Horace Danby was unfairly punished, or that he deserved what he got?
Do intentions justify actions? Would you, Like Horace Danby, do something wrong if you thought your ends justified the means? Do you think that there are situations in which it is excusable to act less than honestly?