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What makes it easy for Vera to fool Mr. Framton Nuttel in "The Open Window"?

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Another thing that makes it easy for Vera to fool Framton Nuttel with her ghost story is the fact that the whole family leads such a monotonous, routine existence. Vera knows in advance exactly what her aunt is going to say about the open window and exactly when the three hunters will return for tea. She even knows that Bertie will be singing the same song, with the refrain:

"I said, Bertie, why do you bound?"

It is because of the monotony of her own existence that this bright, imaginative fifteen-year-old girl decides to inject a little diversion and humor into her dull family.

Vera also finds it easy to fool Framton Nuttel because she has such a vivid imagination. She can invent the wildest stories spontaneously and make them entirely convincing. She may have been toying with the plot for her ghost...

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