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The Red Room

The Red Room


by H.G. Wells

The Old Woman Timeline and Summary

  • The old woman is in the custodians’ quarters with the narrator and the man with the withered arm, staring into the fire.
  • The old woman tells the narrator that at 28 he still has a lot to see.
  • The old woman exclaims twice "this night of all nights!" at intervals in the conversation between the narrator and the man with the withered arm.
  • The next morning, the narrator finds the old woman taking care of him.
  • When the narrator announces that the red room is indeed haunted, the old woman wants to know if the countess haunts it.