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In Saki's "The Open Window," what is Vera's reaction to the appearance of the three men...
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Vera's reaction is meant to be one of shock, as she is continuing her trick on the unsuspecting visitor, Framton Nuttel. This leads to poor Framton, who has moved to the country to settle his nerves, to believe he is witnessing the entrance of ghosts. He bolts faster than Usain, leaving only a trail as he heads down the lane before the men can make their full entrance or Mrs. Sappleton can appear.
In the end, Vera has shown herself to be quite the teller of tales and a bit cruel as she has taken advantage of a stranger who is already on edge.
Posted by handbooktoliterature on September 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM (Answer #1)
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