Study Guide

The Woman in White Part 1, Section 1, Chapter 12

By Wilkie Collins

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Part 1, Section 1, Chapter 12

  • We open on a new story: Nancy Drew and the Case of the Mysterious FiancĂ©-Bashing Letter.
  • Marian and Walter make the rounds in the village, but nobody knows anything useful about the mysterious letter and the old lady who delivered it.
  • Finally they stop off at the school, where the headmaster Mr. Dempster is mad at little boy named Jacob for scaring everyone with ghost stories.
  • Marian asks Jacob what's up and he tells a bizarre story about seeing a lady in white hanging around Mrs. Fairlie's grave.
  • Marian is upset, but Walter decides this must be Anne Catherick.
  • Marian and Walter go to visit her mom's grave but get no further clues, so they head home.
  • But Walter heads out again that night to the graveyard and starts a one-man stakeout.

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