Отправлено 5 сент. 2014 г., 11:21 пользователем Sven Karsten
обновлено 5 сент. 2014 г., 11:21
‘There is said to be a hidden skeleton in every house; but you thought there was none in mine, dear Ned.’
‘Upon my life, Jack, I did think so. However, when I come to consider that even in Pussy’s house—if she had one—and in mine—if I had one—‘
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The sentence stayed unfinished, since Edwin was distracted from those dangerous thoughts by his uncle Jack Jasper. Bad for us readers, if not for Mr. Jasper we probably could have learnt the hidden mystery behind the Drood family. Unfortunately, we can only guess, which is never too late, even 140 years after…
Most of the crimes (not spontaneous ones, but thoroughly planned and thought over crimes) take their premises in a distant past. Maybe the motive of Jasper’s crime is also to be searched within the mysteries of the Drood family, which we can guess from one of the original names of the novel, which was ‘The Mystery in the Drood Family’. The name is self-descriptive.
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