Вот читаешь порой книгу, и вроде в ней ну совсем не про то, что в жизни происходит, а вроде и наоборот - как раз про то самое. Такие они, талантливые писатели, умеют.
Bypasses are devices which allow some people to drive from point A to point B very fast whilst other people dash from point B to point A very fast. People living at point C, being a point directly in between, are often given to wonder what's so great about point A that so many people of point B are so keen to get there, and what's so great about point B that so many people of point A are so keen to get there.
И несмотря на удивление некоторых людей, находящихся в точке С...
I'm afraid you're going to have to accept it, [...] this bypass has got to be built and it's going to be built!
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
1) eager (he was eager to see her departure), or enthusiastic (He seems very enthusiastic about his role in the play).
1) He dashed for the main entrance.