A Test of Wills - Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

Caroline and Charles Todd
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Chapters 3-4 Summary

In Chapter 3, Rutledge goes to see Mrs. Sally Davenant, who is Captain Mark Wilton's cousin. Wilton lives at her house, one of the manor houses near the village of Upper Streetham. Rutledge asks her about Wilton's state of mind, but notices that she holds herself aloof in her responses. "Where does Wilton go when he is out walking?" he asks. "Around," she answers. "What about the quarrel with Colonel Harris?" he asks. "I can't imagine why they would have quarreled,'" she responds.

She goes on to say, "I can't imagine why anyone would have wanted to kill Charles Harris. He was a thoroughly nice man."

In talking to Mrs. Davenant, it occurs to Rutledge to wonder why Lettice Wood had not yet asked for Mark Wilton. He is her fiancé; surely she would want him close to comfort her in her grief.

Captain Wilton...

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