From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
by Wilkie Collins
Events / Second Period, Narrative 3, Chapter 7
The Moonstone Second Period, Narrative 3, Chapter 7 Summary
When he bursts in on her, the first thing he does is kiss her. At first she's cool with this, but then she remembers, and shoves him away. She's not happy with him. He asks her what he's done, and she's shocked and angry that he can even ask. After all, she says, she's covered for him this whole time. He keeps asking why she suspects him of stealing the diamond, and finally she tells him that she saw him do it with her own eyes. He's shocked – so much for his theory that someone else could have been wearing his nightgown. He asks Rachel to go over what she saw, in detail. She says that she was in her bedroom, with the door to the boudoir cracked so that she could see out. A little after 1 o'clock in the morning, she was still awake, and she heard footsteps. The door from the hall to the boudoir opened, and she saw Franklin come in, dressed in his nightgown, holding a candle. She saw him look around, then take the diamond out of the cabinet where she had put it, and walk out again. At first, she resolved to tell him that she'd seen him, and offer to pledge the diamond herself and give him the money if he were really that strapped for cash. But then, the next morning, when she saw Franklin helping with the investigation, she decided he was a hypocrite and changed her mind. But she still couldn't bring herself to turn him in, which is why she wouldn't talk to anyone or cooperate with the investigation. Franklin swears that he'll find a way of proving his innocence to her, or he'll never see her again.
People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...