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The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black

by Susan Hill

The Woman in Black Chapter 2 Summary

A London Particular

  • It's November. Twenty-three year old solicitor Arthur Kipps is going on a business trip for his boss, Mr. Bentley.
  • He's headed to the home of recently deceased Alice Drablow to sort out her affairs and attend her funeral.
  • Alice lived on a distant estate called Eel Marsh House outside the town of the unpleasantly named Crythin Gifford.
  • Mr. Bentley tells him that it'll take at least a day or two to sort everything out, and then sends him off to take the train.
  • (If this reminds you of the setup to another spooky novel, you're not alone.)
  • Yeah, this should be fun.

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