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The Red Room

The Red Room


by H.G. Wells

The Red Room: Burning the Candle at Both Ends True or False

1. At the beginning of this story, what does the narrator say he has never seen? -> A ghost
2. What is the red room? -> Haunted
3. Who shows the narrator the way to the red room? -> The man with the withered arm
4. How long has Lorraine Castle been abandoned? -> Only eighteen minutes. I wouldn’t necessarily call the place “abandoned.” They just went on a beer run.
5. What happened to the young duke who spent a night in the red room? -> He went insane