The Other Typist - Chapters 5-9 Summary & Analysis

Suzanne Rindell
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At the start of Chapter Five, Rose was dismissed from work early by the Lieutenant Detective. Rose questioned the decision, which was an unexpected response. He asked where she might go and she told him home and asked if he is mocking her. “Definitely not have a laugh at you” (65), he replied. When she arrived at the boarding house, Dotty and Helen were talking about Rose in the kitchen; they did not hear her come in and Rose eavesdropped. Dotty told Helen that Rose had a “funny-close” (68) relationship with a novice nun named Adele when she was at the orphanage. Adele wrote a letter to Rose, which Dotty steamed open and read prior to giving it to Rose. Just as Dotty was about the reveal the contents of the letter to Helen, a broom dropped and revealed Rose. Narrating, Rose insists that nothing...

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