The Haunting of Hill House - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

The next morning, Eleanor awakens happily. She realizes that she is, for the first time in her life, actually happy. Theo, too, looks happy, as do the men when they catch up to them. Eleanor thinks it must be the excitement, for they all seem to be thriving in the strangeness of Hill House. Theo teases Luke about his having taken a stocking from her room, making sure her voice is loud enough for Mrs. Dudley to hear. They are all in high spirits, especially the doctor, who believes he has indisputable proof to compete with other reported sightings at such places as Ballechin House, Borley Rectory and Glamis Castle. Their intoxication, however, begins to trouble the doctor, who wonders if their happy glow is not some enchantment caused by Hill House. Luke replies that the previous night's manifestations had comforted him because he never felt in...

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