The Open Window – Important Questions

Important Question and Answers

Q. What was the name of Mrs. Sappleton’s niece?

Ans. Mrs. Sappleton’s niece’s name was Vera.

Q. What happened when Mr. Nuttel ran out?

Ans. When Mr. Nuttel ran outside he was so wild that a cyclist had to run into the hedge to avoid imminent collision with him.

Q. What tragedy had happened with Mrs. Sappleton as told by the niece?

Ans. Mr. Sappleton and two brothers had gone for shooting one October afternoon three years ago and had not returned as they were engulfed in the bog, was told by her niece.

Q. Why was Aunt not paying much attention to Framton?

Ans. Aunt was not paying much attention to Framton because she was waiting for her husband and brothers to return from shooting.

Q. What illness did Framton talk about?

Ans. Framton was talking about his nervous illness and what the doctors had advised him.

Q. What did Mrs. Sappleton say about the open window?

Ans. Mrs. Sappleton inquired Mr. Nuttle if he didn’t mind the open window as she was waiting for her husband and brothers to come directly from shooting as they used to come from the same way. They had gone out for snipe in the marshes that day, so they made a fine mess over the poor carpets, stated Mrs. Sappleton about the open window, which looked very ghastly to Mr. Nuttle.

Q. The horror on the girl’s face made Framton swing around his seat. What did he see?

Ans. Framton swing around his seat and saw in the deepening twilight three figures walking across the lawn towards the window. They all carried guns under their arms, and one of them was additionally burdened with a white coat hung over his shoulders. A tired brown spaniel kept close at their heels. Quietly they came near the house, and then a hoarse voice called out of the dusk to Mrs. Sappleton. “I say, Bertie, why do you bound”?

Q. Why did Framton rush out wildly?

Ans. Mr. Framton rushed out wildly because he was extremely scared of the uncanny scene he had viewed. (perhaps of the ghost).

Q. What was the girl’s explanation for his lightning exit?

Ans. The girl explained that perhaps Mr. Nuttel got scared by the spaniel dog because he had a horror of dogs. He was once haunted into a cemetery somewhere on the banks of the Ganges by a pack of dogs, and had to spend the night in newly dug grave with the creatures snarling, graining and foaming above him. So he lost control of his nerves.

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