The Turn of the Screw - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

The governess recalls that she lost track of time as she contemplated her vision, and it was dark when she returned to the house. Mrs. Grose expressed just enough relief to indicate that she was anxious for the governess' return but was unaware of any more fearful circumstances. The governess opted not to tell her about the mysterious man and returned to her room.

The governess remained concerned, and though her anxiety was not yet beyond what she thought she could bear, she feared it would reach that point. She considered that the staff may have played a joke on her, but quickly dismissed that idea. She decided the only sane conclusion could be that a stranger had trespassed and challenged her with a bold glare when discovered. She did not expect to see him again.

The governess returned to her charming charges...

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