The Turn of the Screw Chapters 19 and 20 Summary and Analysis

Henry James

Chapters 19 and 20 Summary and Analysis

The governess, accompanied by Mrs. Grose, goes down to the lake in search of Flora, who has disappeared from the house as the governess was talking to Miles. As the pair go down to the lake, Mrs. Grose asks if the governess thinks that Flora has gone into the lake. Her companion states that, if she has, the water is not that deep. She thinks instead that the girl has gone to the spot where the ghost of Miss Jessel had appeared on their last visit to the lake. Mrs. Grose asks if she thinks that the children actually talk to the ghosts. The governess replies that they say things that would appall the grown-ups if they heard them.

Mrs. Grose is grateful for a chance to at last see what the...

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