The Secret Agent - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

Mr. Verloc comes back from his trip ten days later, still distracted by his troubles. Winnie is similarly distracted by Stevie's depression at his mother's sudden departure. At breakfast, the first day of Mr. Verloc's return, Stevie becomes agitated when the neighbor woman begins to complain about the difficulties of raising children on little money. That afternoon, Mr. Verloc decides to go for a walk, and Winnie requests that he take Stevie with him. This surprises Mr. Verloc, as Winnie has never made this request before. However, he agrees to do it. Winnie assures Mr. Verloc that he need not worry about Stevie wondering off, since she knows he will find his way home on his own if necessary.

For several days, Mr. Verloc continues to take Stevie on walks with him. Winnie is pleased by her husband's new interest in her brother...

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