The Turn of the Screw - Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 18 Summary

The next day, Mrs. Grose asked quietly if the governess had written the letter. She told her she had, but kept it secret that it remained in her pocket. The children were delightful as usual, and Miles proved even more a gentleman when he asked if she should like him to play the piano for her after dinner. He played brilliantly, and she felt almost as if she had been under a spell. Though she hadn't actually slept, she had forgotten about Flora.

The governess and Mrs. Grose searched for Flora with no success, and she perceived that Flora had left the house for the lake where Miss Jessel had appeared. Mrs. Grose asked how Flora could be out without a hat, and the governess questioned back, "Isn't that woman always without one?" She also said that Miles was with Quint in the schoolroom according...

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