The Moonstone
The Moonstone
by Wilkie Collins
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The Moonstone Second Period, Narrative 3, Chapter 5 Summary

  • At Franklin's request, Betteredge reads the last few pages of Rosanna's letter.
  • Franklin finds it too upsetting.
  • While Betteredge reads, Franklin thinks about Ezra Jennings.
  • Jennings's odd looks and unpopularity make Franklin more interested in him.
  • The rest of Rosanna's letter describes how happy she was when she saw that Rachel was angry with Franklin – she hoped that maybe Franklin would lose interest in Rachel.
  • Of course, that didn't happen, and Rosanna ended up throwing herself into the quicksand.
  • Betteredge tells Franklin to save the letter, but not to read it until later, since it would just upset him if he read it now.

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