The Loney - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

Andrew Michael Hurley
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The narrator eavesdropped on another confession, this time between Father Bernard and Miss Bunce. Miss Bunce began by telling Father Bernard that her last confession was three months ago, with Father Wilfred shortly before his death. She also said that she was the one who discovered his body, and that they were on bad terms when he died. The last time she saw him at the presbytery, he was acting paranoid and distracted. He tried to convince Miss Bunce not to marry David, seeming angry that she would have to move away from the church for David’s new job.

After this conflict, Miss Bunce returned home and drank half a bottle of her mother’s sherry. She called David but could not recall what she said to him. He came to her house and put her to bed.

Miss Bunce was worried that...

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