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The Comfort of Strangers - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Mary and Colin awake that evening in Robert's house with no idea of where their host has gone. Because they are naked and have no clothes available but an embroidered nightdress, Mary dons that and leaves their room to see if she can find some sign of Robert or his wife.

She proceeds down a gallery full of Robert's family heirlooms, eventually stopped by the ghostly reflection of a woman's face in a mirror. It is Caroline, Robert's wife, seated outside on the balcony. She invites Mary to join her and the two women sit down companionably. Caroline explains that Robert is conducting some business at his bar, but will be back. She offers to get something for Mary to eat and, when she stands, it becomes clear that she is severely injured in some way. Any attempts by Mary to help her...

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