The Turn of the Screw - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

In Chapter 3, the governess arrived late to pick up Miles, and her first glance of the boy caught him "looking out wistfully" for her. His beauty immediately removed any doubts that he could deserve expulsion. She returned with him to Bly and later discussed with Mrs. Grose her bewilderment at the letter. She decided to say nothing to the school, the master, or the boy in response and Mrs. Grose said she will stand behind her.

The governess reflects back on that moment with some amazement at her own ignorance, failing to remember if she had any plans regarding Miles' education after the holiday. She also reminisces about the peaceful days before the storm, noting the good behavior of the children and stating she was off her guard. She remembers her favorite time of day as her hour, the hour after the children...

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