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The Moonstone

The Moonstone

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.

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