The Turn of the Screw - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

The governess returned from the stairs to find Flora missing from her bed. After a moment of distress, she found the child behind the window blind. Flora emerged with a grave countenance and admonished her caretaker for leaving before the governess could reproach her. The governess asked Flora if she thought she had been walking about the grounds, and the child responded that she thought perhaps someone was. She denied seeing anyone, but the governess did not believe her. The governess briefly considered confronting her with what they both knew, but dropped the subject. As she writes about the incident, the governess notes that to bring it up then would have spared her the events to come. Instead, she asked why the child had pulled the curtain over her bed to make the governess think she was still in bed, and the child...

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