Death Comes to Pemberley - Book 3, Chapters 1-6 Summary & Analysis

P.D. James
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Hardcastle arrives at Pemberley along with Dr. Belcher, the medical advisor. Hardcastle asks Darcy why Wickham’s face has been washed. Hardcastle leaves until morning, declaring that only Dr. McFee be able to see Wickham if needed. Otherwise, no one else is permitted in the room with Wickham. Next, Hardcastle and Belcher go to view Captain Denny’s body, along with Darcy. Denny’s right eye is black and rigor mortis has set in. Belcher determines that in addition to being hit in the eye with a bottle, Denny suffered a fatal blow to the back of the head. Denny’s body is then taken by the mortuary wagon. Darcy and Hardcastle discuss the impending inquest. After Hardcastle and Belcher have left, Elizabeth approached Darcy to get something to eat. In the dining room, Col. Fitzwilliam suggests Darcy sleep in the library...

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