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The Woman in White Part 3, Section 2, Chapter 1

By Wilkie Collins

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Part 3, Section 2, Chapter 1

The Story Continued by Mrs. Catherick

  • Mrs. Catherick is glad Sir Percival is dead and figures Walter has earned the story.
  • Basically, Sir Percival needed access to the vestry and an accomplice to help him alter the registry.
  • So he bribed Mrs. Catherick with gifts and stuff for her help.
  • Since she knew his secret, he helped her out over the years, giving her money and sticking Anne in an asylum.
  • That last bit was only partially to help Mrs. Catherick—Anne had overheard a mention of a secret and parroted it back to Sir Percival, not understanding what she was saying.
  • Paranoid Percival flipped and had her committed, something Mrs. Catherick really could have cared less about since she felt Anne was a pain in the butt.
  • Wow. What a loving family.
  • Mrs. Catherick hates Sir Percival since he cost her a husband and respectability and also kept her pretty much trapped in Welmingham.

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