The Nine Tailors: Changes Rung on an Old Theme in Two Short Touches and Two Full Peals - Study Guide The Dodging Summary & Analysis

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The Dodging Summary

Will tells his story about how he met Jeff Deacon in the church and tied him up in the belfry with food and a warm coat before getting him quietly out of the country with two hundred pounds. Will thought that Jim had managed to get Jeff Deacon away successfully, and was horrified when the body was dug up, believing Jim to have murdered him. Jim tells how Will had sent him to the bell chamber to look after Deacon. When he found Deacon dead, he assumed that Will had killed him, and he took steps to hide the body after ensuring that Deacon couldn't be recognized.

The Dodging Analysis

This chapter contains an excellent example of irony: each brother believed the other to be guilty of murder and, while disapproving of how Deacon had been killed while tied up, preserved secrecy out of loyalty...

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