why do her words and actions seem "purely horrible" to him?

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Fifteen-year-old Vera has mischievously convinced Framton Nuttel that her aunt Mrs. Sappleton lost her mind when her husband and her two young brothers died by being engulfed in a bog while out hunting, and that her aunt leaves the window open every evening because she expects them to return through that big French window in time for tea.

When Mrs. Sappleton appears she begins talking about the supposedly dead men.

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