The Turn of the Screw - Chapter 24 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 24 Summary

The governess couldn't tell just how he responded to her question, for her attention was captured by the appearance of Quint at the window. She rushed forward to grab Miles and hold him to her with his back to window. In her arms, he confessed that he had taken the letter. She felt him suddenly to be feverish, and his heart beat rapidly. Outside the window, Quint prowled like a "baffled beast."

Miles admitted that he had opened the letter to see what the governess had said of him. She held him from her to look at his face, which appeared to her to be harried. She perceived that he knew he was in the presence of something, but knew not what. Nor did he know that she was aware of it. She looked back at the window to see it clear, and felt triumphant...

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