The Bells are Rung Up
• After a car crash, Lord Peter Wimsey and Bunter walk to Fenchurch St. Paul.
• Lord Peter and Bunter meet the vicar, the Reverend Venables, and accept his offer of hospitality overnight while the car is being recovered and mended.
• When Venables learns that Will Thoday has influenza, he believes he might have to abandon his plan of a nine-hour bell-ringing session.
• Lord Peter is able to take Will's place as a bell-ringer.
• The ringers gather and prepare for the night's peal.
• The setting of the novel is introduced, and the reader is shown the Fens with its drains, flat landscape and straight roads, all described vividly.
• The church is quite large and the interior at night is very dark.
• The bells, with their names, are also introduced.
The Bells in Their Courses
• Mrs. Venables insists that Lord Peter rests before the all-night peal...
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