● Hale tells the County Attorney everything he saw when he entered the house the morning before. ● Hale explains that he tried to get Mr.Wright in on a party telephone but was denied, and hoped talking about it with his wife would open up his mind. ● Hale admits that Wright never really paid attention to what his wife said anyways. ● Hale explains that he saw Mrs. Wright weirdly rocking in the rocking chair back and forth, pleating her apron. ● Hale says that she didn't seem to care, about the cold or anything. ● Hale says he asked to see John but Mrs. Wright just laughed, and said that he was home, but dead. ● Mrs. Wright said that she didn't know how it happened, since she is a sound sleeper. ● The county attorney and the sheriff search around the house, ridiculing women and their worrying of “trifles” ● Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters talk about hating the idea of having men around criticizing things. ● Mrs. Hale explains that Mrs. Wright used to be the life of the party. ● They both talk about whether they think Mrs. Wright is guilty of the murder. ● They say it is a weird way of killing given the fact that there is a gun in the house.
● The women find a quilt that Mrs. Wright was working on, wondering whether she was going to quilt or knot it. The Sheriff walks in and laughs at the women for worrying about woman stuff like quilts. ● The women find an empty birdcage and wonders what happened to whatever it was for. ● After looking for supplies for quilting, they find a dead bird, strangled to death. ● They make the connection between how Wright died and the death of the bird. ● They decide to hide the evidence of the dead bird from the men, worrying that they might ridicule them for it again. ● When the women were alone once again, they talk about how Wright didn't like Mrs. Wright’s singing and stopped her from doing it. They suspect that he killed the bird, which made Mrs.
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