Read the passages given below and answer the questions that follow:
INTRUDER : Keep it to yourself, and just answer my questions. You live here alone? Well, do you?
GERRARD : I’m sorry. I thought you were telling me, not asking me. A question of inflection; your voice is unfamiliar.
INTRUDER : (with emphasis) Do you live here alone?
GERRARD : And if I don’t answer?
INTRUDER : You’ve got enough sense not to want to get hurt.
GERRARD : I think good sense is shown more in the ability to avoid pain than in the mere desire to do so. What do you think, Mr – er –
(a) Who says this?
(b) What does ‘it’ refer to?
(c) Find a word from the passage which means ‘strange’.
(a) These words are spoken by the Intruder.
(b) ‘It’ refers to the story of Gerrard’s life.