The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg - Study Guide Part 4 Summary & Analysis

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It is midnight before the last of the congratulators leaves the Richards' home. When they are finally alone, Mrs. Richards asks her husband if he thinks they are to blame for what has happened to them. Edward replies that he believes that everything is ordered by destiny and that they are unable to escape what is planned for them. When she asks her husband if he intends to stay at his job, Mr. Richards replies that he plans to resign in the morning.

The next morning, the stranger goes to retrieve the sack at the appointed time and then meets with Harkness to get the rest of the money promised him. At eleven o'clock, he silently delivers the money to the Richardses. As Mrs. Richards watches him walk away, she is certain that he is the same man who had left the sack of coins in her...

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