The Nine Tailors: Changes Rung on an Old Theme in Two Short Touches and Two Full Peals - Will Thoday Goes in Quick and Comes out Slow Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Blundell and Lord Peter question Will and Mary Thoday, who have been trying to re-marry. Mary reveals that she had no idea that Deacon had been alive until Lord Peter showed her the cipher. Will tries to say nothing until Blundell suggests that Mary is the guilty one, and this induces him to talk. He denies meeting Deacon in the church, although it is obvious that he knows something. He also denies that James Thoday knew anything about Deacon. Lord Peter fills in his guesses: Will had met Deacon in the church then offered him money to get out of the country quietly as well as imprisoning him in the bell-chamber until he could be removed from the country. The interview ends when Mary faints.

Analysis

In this chapter, the reader learns quite a lot about Will Thoday's character, and...

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