The Dunwich Horror - III Summary & Analysis

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Summary

After Wilbur was born, Old Whateley began renovating ruined parts of his home, presumably for Wilbur. One room in particular was odd, as it was filled with old books. In 1915, rumbling noises began near the hills and thumping noises erupted from the second floor of the Whatley home (according to a fish peddler). Around this time, an odd smelling tool house was also renovated on the Whateley's property.

Wilbur also began shooting the dogs that tried to attack him. In 1917, the draft board found it unusual that there were no draft-able men in Dunwich. The government and reporters launched an investigation. The townsfolk eventually became frustrated with the reporters as they were reporting that Old Whatley paid for cattle using ancient gold coins.

Analysis

In this chapter, it becomes very clear that Old Whateley is training Wilbur in the occult during this period, as...

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