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The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black


by Susan Hill

The Woman in Black Chapter 7 Summary

Mr. Jerome is Afraid

  • The next day, Arthur wakes up and decides that he is so done with this whole Drablow affair.
  • He's going to pass the whole thing off to Mr. Jerome.
  • The landlord lends him a bicycle, and he pedals off to see Mr. Jerome, feeling pretty good about things.
  • His good mood vanishes when he gets to Mr. Jerome's office.
  • Mr. Jerome is very squirrely about the whole thing and says no way, no how, and don't let the door hit you on the way out.
  • Or something like that.
  • But he does say some vague things about stories and ghoulish things, without a lot of detail.
  • Time for plan B: Arthur writes a letter to Mr. Bentley explaining that Eel Marsh House is quite an undertaking and he'll have to be here for several days to sort it all out.
  • Yeah, we don't think that's much of a plan B either.
  • Then he goes on a nice long bike ride to clear his mind.

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