The Old Man and the Sea

The Moonstone – First Period, Chapters IV–VI

Summary First Period, Chapter IV Betteredge apologizes for the slowness of his narrative, but “things must be put down in their places, as things actually happened.” After Penelope left him, Nancy the kitchen maid passes him sulkily and explains that Rosanna, the second housemaid, is late for dinner again and must be fetched. Betteredge offers …

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The Moonstone – First Period, Chapters VII–IX

Summary First Period, Chapter VII Betteredge arrives back at the house, and Penelope reports to him that Rosanna has acted strangely happy and sad since returning from the Shivering Sands. Penelope guesses that she has fallen in love with Franklin Blake at first sight. Franklin returns from Frizinghall and reports that nothing unusual has happened …

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The Moonstone – First Period, Chapters XXII–XXIII

Summary First Period, Chapter XXII Frustrated at being thwarted by Lady Verinder in every respect, Cuff has lost interest in the investigation and retreats to the garden to discuss roses with the Gardener. Franklin wanders around the house, lamenting and wondering at Rachels mistreatment of him. He lights up a cigar, lamenting the fact that …

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The Moonstone – Second Period, First Narrative, Chapters I and II

Summary Second Period, First Narrative, Chapter I The Second Period, subtitled “The Discovery of the Truth: (1848–1849),” begins with the narrative of Miss Clack, Sir John Verinders niece, and Rachels cousin. Miss Clack, in her self-righteously pious tone, explains that she is currently living in Brittany and has received a letter from Franklin Blake asking …

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