The Thirty-Nine Steps - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

Hannay spends the night running in the dark, nauseous, poisoned by the lentonite fumes, and starved. His plan is to relocate the road-mender, Mr. Turnbull, for he has Hannay's clothes (and thus the ever-important little black book). Hannay runs across another kindly farmer's wife, claiming he had a bad fall, and the woman takes him in and feeds him. She also gives him a new set of clothes, and he sets out again.

Hannay, aided by a rough map Sir Harry provided him, is able to relocate Mr. Turnbull's house. Turnbull proves to be a great Samaritan and a kind soul, and in fact Hannay spends the next five or so days in bed, nursed by Turnbull (a widower), recovering from his injuries and a cold he contracted in the wetlands. After regaining his strength, now three days from the important "doom date" of the 15th of...

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