This chapter is a fine example of first person narrative as Hill develops and relaxes the tension and suspense throughout the chapter. The first half of the chapter is the most terrifying. This is built entirely on the sounds of the storm, the darkness and the ghostly cries of a child. Kipps’ imagination goes into overdrive to such as extent that he begins to doubt his own sanity.
- ‘like a ship at sea’
- ‘roaring across the open marsh’
- ‘the Sound of moaning’
- ‘howling darkness’
- ‘banging and rattling of the window’
- ‘battered by the gale’
- ‘windows were rattling’
- ‘whistling through every nook and cranny’
- ‘tumult of the wind, like a banshee’
In tomorrow’s lesson we will look at Chapter 10. Please ensure you have read this chapter.