by Wilkie Collins
Gabriel Betteredge Timeline and Summary
- Betteredge first hears about the Moonstone when Franklin Blake shows up before Rachel's birthday party.
- They're worried that the Indians are going to try to steal it, so they deposit it at the bank for safe keeping.
- The night after the birthday party, the diamond disappears!
- Betteredge notices that Rosanna Spearman, one of the servants, is acting strangely, but he assumes it's just because she's in love with Franklin Blake.
- Betteredge helps the detective, Sergeant Cuff, with his preliminary investigations, right up until Rosanna Spearman commits suicide.
- They aren't able to follow any more clues until Franklin Blake gets back from Europe.