The Turn of the Screw - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 17 Summary

The governess sat down to write the letter at night as Flora slept, but could not and rose to check on Miles at his door. Reaching it, he called for her to come in, claiming she was as loud as a cavalry. He claimed he often sat up thinking about strange things, such as the way she raises him, and the other bit. He won't define what that other business is, only that she knows.

The governess told him that she hadn't known that Miles had wanted to return to school. He hadn't mentioned it at all until that day. He seemed puzzled at that, and she thought he was perhaps trying to think how he could explain that fact and maintain his innocence. She emphasized that he had not mentioned it once, and asked if he did not like Bly. He said...

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