What is a brief description of the two false stories Vera creates in the short story, "The Open Window."

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Jessica Akcinar eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Vera is a very imaginative but cruel girl. Although she know Mr. Nuttel is on the verge of a nervous break-down, she fabricates an intricate story that scares him almost to death and drives him out of the house in order to entertain herself. The story consists of two lies. The first lie is a story about her aunt's husband and two brothers. According to Vera, three years ago a "tragedy" occurred when the men went hunting and never returned. She mentions that they went out though the French window. The second lie is that the aunt keeps the window open in hopes of her husband's and brothers' return. In reality, the men were alive and had gone hunting just a few hours earlier. Upon seeing them return, Nuttel goes "nuts."

The second story she tells is to her aunt. When she asks why Nuttel ran off, Vera replies, "I expect it was the spaniel; he told me he had a horror of dogs." She then proceeds to describe an incident where Nuttell  spent the night in a grave while rabid dogs snarled above him.

ms-mcgregor eNotes educator| Certified Educator
Vera first tells Framton Nuttel the "great tragedy" of how aunt's husband and younger brother were lost on a hunting trip. She claims they left through the open window and her aunt still thinks they will return the same way. Once Nuttel has left, she tells her aunt a false story about Nuttel being terribly frightened by dogs ever since he was hunted by dogs in a cemetery in India. She lies and says he had to spend the night in a grave.
moujan | Student

is there any antagonist in "theopen window " by saki?