Unformatted text preview: Joel Jr. only knows what his father had told him. If, as Joel Jr. recounts, "Nothing had been taken from the house," and he wasn't the killer, as we know from both parents' accounts, who was this man the father chased? Could he have been a mirage, a sprite or ghost? For, according to Joel Jr., not only did the servants hear nothing, but “excepting those terrible finger marks upon the dead woman's … no trace of the assassin was ever found.” And as we know that the finger marks were the father’s, it seems more and more possible that the ‘intruder’ never existed in the first place....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENGLISH 1002 taught by Professor White during the Fall '08 term at Temple.
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