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What is the indirect characterization of Frampton Nuttle from "The Open Window" by Saki?

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First, one needs a definition of indirect characterization.  This is the kind of characterization inferred from the way other characters act in the story towards a specific person.  The author gives some direct characterization at the beginning of the story, when he states that Mr. Nutell is at the manor for a rest cure.  

 Even in indirect characterization , one gets an idea that Mr. Nuttel is quite high-strung.  Early in the story he receives letters of introduction "so that he...

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