The Blithedale Romance - Section 14- Chapter 27: Midnight Summary & Analysis

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Section 14- Chapter 27: Midnight Summary

In "Midnight", the twenty-seventh chapter, not long before midnight, Coverdale passes beneath Hollingsworth's open window and flings a tuft of grass into his room, summoning Hollingsworth because he is anxious to speak with him. Startled by the strangeness of Coverdale's voice, Hollingsworth hastens below where Coverdale asks if he has seen Zenobia. Hollingsworth answers that he has not, but he did not expect to see her again. When Silas Foster hushes them from his window, Coverdale summons Foster, and when Foster joins them, Hollingsworth explains Coverdale's suspicions that Zenobia has committed suicide. Foster asks if they think she has drowned herself, wondering why she would do something like that. He agrees to help though he does not believe she would kill herself.

As they search, they find Zenobia's handkerchief and shoe. They row out into the river...

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