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Chapter summaries
Christmas eve. A London Particular.
Elderly Kipps describes his younger, Fog is used to introduce London.
arrogant self. Hell- like descriptive language, "Great
Kipps' first encounter with Monk's boiling cauldrons of tar"
Piece. First experience of the silence that
Hints that something bad has…

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Mr. Jerome is afraid. Spider
Kipps plans to leave CG after his By morning, Kipps has changed his mind.
experience the previous day. Kipps denies that EM house is having an
He hates how he's not in control. effect on him.
Goes to Mr. J to…

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Arthur Kipps
o Introduced in the novel as an old man describing his younger self as arrogant.
o A young solicitor looking for a higher position in his law firm.
o A typical ghost story main character, a sceptic, a non-believer- "I never thought of myself…

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o He has quite a dramatic reaction to the Woman in Black on page 51 where his face fills with fear.
o This is one of the only points that Jerome shows his fear, through out the rest of the novel he is
portrayed as quite…

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o Susan Hill also creates fear through her use of un-explainable noises. "The rumbling and creaking of the
trap were coming"
o "I could hear it again, the odd, faint, rhythmic noise- bump bump, pause, bump bump, pause, bump
bump..."
o "That maddeningly familiar bump that…

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o He describes it as "The happiest of homes."
o Buildings have a power over him "Seized" "Conviction" (theme of power)
o Eel Marsh House:
o Cut off from anywhere else, isolated, "lonely".
o Kipps is "addicted" and "fascinated" by EMH.
o "This extra ordinary place…

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