Chapter 71-73 Summary

Kit enters to find the room dark, lit only by the fire in the fire place. He sees an old man rocking back and forth before the fire. He recognizes him as his former master and Nell’s grandfather. He tells Kit that Nell is in the other room, asleep. He thinks he hears her call, but Kit hears nothing.

Grandfather goes into her room and brings out her dress, pressing it to his lips. Mr. Garland, the single gentleman, the schoolmaster and the bachelor enter the house. Grandfather begins to cry, grasping his hair with both hands. The schoolmaster reaches out to him. They speak of Nell, and Grandfather goes once again into her room, returning to say he thought her hand moved. The single gentleman reveals himself to his...

(The entire section is 525 words.)