And then I told her why I had come, as respectful and earnest as I could

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‘'And then I told her why I had come, as respectful and earnest as I could. And I told her everything about myself, and what I was making, and how that all I asked was just to get acquainted with her and try to get her to like me."
(a) Identify I in the above extract.
(b) What did he want to tell her?
© Which word in the extract means the same as ‘earning’?


#2

(a) ‘I’ refers to John A Pescud.
(b) He wanted to tell her that he had started liking her since he saw her the first time. He told her about his profession and what he was feeling about her.
© The word is ‘making’.