The Thirty-Nine Steps - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

Exhausted, Hannay eats a little biscuit then sleeps on the hillside. In the morning he awakes to find three men combing the brush some distance away, looking for him. He silently climbs a hill, calls attention to himself, then fakes one way only to really run another way, throwing the men off his trail. The men are only fooled for a short time, and soon they are on Hannay's heels again. Hannay is chased for many miles, and he feels he will soon be caught, as the men are locals and know the lay of the land and shortcuts.

Hannay stumbles across a remote house and feels his best chance is to hide inside. Opening the door he comes across an old man. The old man senses Hannay's distress, asks no questions, and tells Hannay to hide in a closet. Some time passes and Hannay emerges from...

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