What does Mr. Framton Nuttell do when he sees the men walking toward the house?
The reader is lead to believe Mr. Framton Nuttell ran away because he saw a ghost (Vera acts like she saw a ghost as well). However, what reason does Vera give to Mrs. Sappleton to explain why Mr. Nuttell ran away?
What made Mr. Nuttell especially susceptible to Vera’s story?
Explain how the author intended to surprise his readers in the story’s resolution.
29. Situational irony exists when the outcome of a situation is the opposite of someone’s expectations. Review the conversation Vera has with Mr. Framton Nuttell before Mrs. Sappleton enters the room. Explain what is particularly ironic about that scene.