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The Invisible Man of the title is ''Griffin'', a scientist who theorizes that if a for free download in a number of formats - including epub, pdf, azw, mobi and more. Unlike any novel you've ever read, this is a richly comic, deeply tragic, and . thought with sincere compassion, mugged by an invisible man!. Hall is continually frustrated by the mysterious Invisible Man's refusal to talk with her, . At the close of the novel poetic justice is done, Griffin is seized, assaulted.
Any person, who believes in ghosts and spirits, may believe this act to be of spirits haunting the room. Chapter-7 The Halls hear rumours about the burglary the night before. Everyone at the bar is interested in the strange behaviour of the stranger, who strangely stranges the strange.
He remains in his room, but Mrs. Hall does not bring him any food. But he says he found some more money recently and would be happy to pay. By Heaven! The centre of his face became a black cavity. The people in the bar are terrified and run away.
The village people freak out, naturally. They were prepared for scars and ugliness, but what on earth is this?
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There are a bunch of people out in the town, since this is a festival day Whit Monday. Eventually, Constable Jaffers comes to arrest the stranger. But when he and some other brave people go to the inn, they find a headless figure eating some bread and cheese.
The stranger — the invisible man — fights with the crowd and seems to be losing. Of course, this makes him totally invisible and he starts winning the fight like whoa. The invisible man starts to beat down on crowd and they all panic. Hall and the stranger started arguing about money because he had not paid his bill recently. But he told that he found some more money recently which made Mrs. Hall suspicious about his involvement in the burglary at the vicars.
In anger, Mrs. Halls wanted to know what he had been doing to her chair upstairs, and how he entered the empty room again. This made the stranger so frustrated that he revealed himself to the people at the Inn. He removed the cloth wrapped over his face with his palm.
His face became a black cavity. He stepped forward and handed her his pink shining nose. Hall took it in shock and dropped screaming and staggering back. Then he removed his spectacles, his hat, his whiskers and bandages.
The stranger was a solid figure upto the coat-collar, but nothing above at all. In came Mr. Hall, very red and determined, followed by Mr. Bobby Jaffers, the village constable. They came armed with a warrant to arrest him in case of robbery last night. Question 2: Describe the escape of the stranger from Coach and Horses Inn.
Answer: Constable Mr. Jaffer moved forward to arrest the stranger. In a moment Jaffers gripped the handless wrist and caught the invisible throat. After a small fight, the stranger surrendered, panting headless and handless.
Jaffers produced a pair of hand-cuffs to arrest him. The Stranger told that he had every body part except that he is invisible. Abruptly the figure of the stranger sat down, and before any one could realise what was being done, the slippers, socks, and trousers had been kicked off under the table. Then he sprang up again and flung off his coat in order that he became invisible.
The invisible man started beating down on the crow. Constable Jaffers fell pretty hard on his head, and it was not clear whether he was dead or just unconscious. Chapter-8 Gibbons, the amateur naturalist of the district, was lying out on the spacious open downs without a soul within a couple of miles of him. Almost dozing, he heard the sound of a man coughing, sneezing, and then swearing. Gibbons looked up, but saw no one at all. The voice continued to swear in the rich vocabulary of a cultivated man.
It grew to a climax, diminished gradually, and died away in the distance, going in the direction of Adderdean. It finally ended with a chocked sneeze. Disturbed by the strange occurrence he got up hastily and hurried down the hill towards the village. Answer: Gibbons was lying out,on the spacious open downs without any single person within a couple of miles of him, taking a peaceful nap, as if dozing.
Suddenly, he heard close to him the sound of a man coughing, sneezing and then swearing himself savagely. The sound grew to a climax, diminished again, and died away in the distance, going as it seemed to him in the direction of Adderdean. It lifted to a high and unexpected sneeze and ended. The whole phenomenon was so alarming and disturbing that his peace vanished and he hurried down the steep hills towards the village, as fast as he could go.
Chapter-9 Mr. Marvel is a tramp — a homeless, jobless guy who wanders around. Marvel wears a shabby high hat, and we first meet him considering two pairs of boots, both probably given to him as charity. When Marvel is finally convinced that there might actually be someone there, he is able to make out some bread and cheese in front of him. He knows Marvel is also an outcast, plus he promises to reward the homeless man for helping him.
Answer: Marvel was sitting with his feet in a ditch by the roadside on the way to Adderdean. He was trying on a pair of boots given to him as charity. He put the four shoes in a group and looked at them. It occurred to him that both pairs were exceedingly ugly. Thomas Marvel replied with no sign of surprise that they are charity boots. Then he realised that as he was drunk, it might have been the echo.
To prove that he was real and just invisible, the voice started throwing rocks at Marvel. When Marvel was convinced that there might be someone there, he was able to make out some bread and cheese in front of him. He knew that Marvel is an outcast, plus he promises to reward the homeless man for helping him as an invisible man is a man of power to do wonders.
Then he sneezes violently. Thomas Marvel. Thomas Marvel is a jolly old tramp with no home or job. He wanders from place to place, usually asking people for food or money. The author has unwittingly recruited him to assist the invisible man as his first visible partner.
He wears a shabby high hat, and we first meet him considering two pairs of boots, both probably given to him as charity. There is an air of abandon and eccentricity about him. He was bearded, plump and of short limbs.
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He wore a furry silk hat, twine and shoelaces are a substitute for buttons at critical points of his costume. He drinks a lot and when he heard the invisible man for the first time, he thought that it was his dizziness due to drink that he sounded like this. He is a practical man as he acceded to the request of the invisible man after knowing that an invisible man is a man of power and can help him a lot. But after a while, people relaxed and went back to the festival.
Soon, though, another stranger comes to Iping. Stranger to the villagers, at least: we can recognise him as Marvel thanks to his shabby high hat. This new guy acts suspiciously around the Coach and Horses.
For instance, Huxter, the shop owner, sees this guy waiting outside a window of the inn, holding a bag. A bag! Answer: Iping was gay with decorations, and everybody was in gala dresses. Whit-Monday had been looked forward to for a month or more. By the afternoon even those who believed in the invisible man were beginning to join in little amusements. Bunting and other ladies were preparing tea, while, outside, the Sunday-school children ran races and played games.
Members of the county club, who had attended church in the morning, were splendid in badges of pink and green. Answer: A short, stout, shabbily dressed stranger entered the village from the direction of the downs. He hurriedly entered the Coach and Horses, opened the door of the parlour of the Inn. In the course of few minutes he reappeared, wiping his lips with an air of satisfaction.
He walked out of the Inn in a furitive way towards the gates of the yard, upon which the parlour window opened. Huxter, the shop owner, watching all his moves thought that the stranger was up to thieving ran out into the road to intercept the thief. As he did so, Mr. Marvel, the stranger, reappeared, carrying a big bundle in one hand and three books in another. Seeing Huxter he turned sharply to the left and began to run. Chapter Doctor Cuss and the vicar Mr.
Marvel lets the Invisible Man into the room with Cuss and Bunting. Once he does, Cuss and Bunting lock the door so that no one will interrupt them. Unfortunately for them, this also means that no one will interrupt the Invisible Man when he starts to beat the living daylights out of them. The invisible man wants to know where his stuff is, including his clothes.
He threatens to kill the two men. Cuss and Rev. Bunting in the room of the invisible man at Coach and Horses. Answer: Doctor Cuss and the vicar Mr. Honestly, they were not even sure that they were written in English. Marvel lets the invisible man into the room for his clothes and papers. Cuss and Bunting could not see the invisible man, but they asked Marvel to leave. Once he did Cuss and Bunting locked the door so that no one will interrupt them.
In the closed room, the invisible man threatened them for prying into his room in his absence.
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Chapter From the bar, Teddy Henfrey and Mr. Hall hear some weird goings-on in the room where the invisible man was staying. They start to investigate, but Mrs. Hall interrupts them, thinking that Mr.
Hall and Henfrey are just spying on Cuss and Bunting for fun. At that moment, Huxter yells out about a thief and goes running off after the man in the shabby high hat. The people in the inn come out to see what Huxter is yelling about. They all go running after Marvel, but just like Huxter, they all get tripped. Kind of a hilarious image if you ask us.
Bunting is actually trying to cover himself in a newspaper, which a hilarious little detail that we love to picture. Everyone else, including Marvel, runs away. Naturally, the invisible man breaks every window at the inn, cuts the telegraph cable, and does some other damage just for fun. Marvel vanishing by the corner of the church wall. Marvel was seen vanishing by the comer of the church wall. Hall and two labourers ran after him.
Hall had hardly run a dozen yards before he gave a loud cry and went flying headlong sideways taking one labourer with him to the ground. A second man in pursuit was tripped by the ankle just as Huxter had been. Then, as the first labourer struggled to stand on his feet, he was kicked sideways by a blow that might have felled an ox. Question 2: Why was Mr. Cuss shouting to hold Mr. Marvel and not to drop the parcel that he was carrying?
Answer: The people in the inn came out to see what Huxter was yelling about. They saw Marvel running off and thought that he was the invisible man.
They all went running after Marvel and all get tripped. Bunting was trying to cover himself in a newspaper. Cuss ran out and joined the chase, but was kicked and thrown on the ground.
He rose again and was hit severely behind the ear. He staggered and set off back to the Coach and Horses Inn. In another moment, Mr. Cuss was back in the parlour. He told Mr. Bunting that the invisible man has gone mad and is coming back to kill them. Chapter Next time we see them, the invisible man is threatening Marvel. The invisible man is also upset that the news of all this hub-bub will be in the paper.
Marvel makes excuses like he is weak, he could make mess of his plans, he wants to die, etc. This has no effect on the invisible man. The invisible man threatens him to do as is told and not to make excuses for resignation. Marvel to resign from the post of assistant of the invisible man which the invisible man declined quickly? Answer: On the way to Bramblehurst, Mr. Marvel tried to convince the invisible man that he was not fit for the job assigned to him.
His reddish face expressed anxiety and tiredness. He told the invisible man that he was a weak miserable tool, his heart was weak, that he could have dropped any time, he had no strength for the sort of thing the invisible man want from him to do. He would, out of sheer panic and misery, mess up his plans. He wished he were dead. Question 2: What reaction did the invisible man give to Mr.
Marvel on his pleading for resignation? Answer: The invisible man pointed out to Mr.
Marvel that all his efforts to get resignation were quite ineffectual on him. He shut him up and told to do what he was supposed to do. If he insisted on the same thing again and again, he would twist the wrist of Mr. Marvel again. He finally told Mr. Marvel that he would keep his hand on his shoulder all through the village and warned not to try any foolery.
It would be the worse for him if he tried it. Marvel sighed painfully. Chapter The next day, in Port Stowe, Marvel nervously waits on a bench, and ends up chatting with an elderly mariner that is, a sailor.
The old man tells Marvel all about this amazing Invisible Man that he read about in the newspaper. The sailor thinks the story is believable because it comes equipped with names and details. He also thinks that an invisible man would make a great thief since no one could see or stop him. Does he expect to see the invisible man? In any case, the invisible man is there and starts hurting Marvel secretly. Marvel quickly covers his tracks, saying that the invisible man is just a hoax.
The sailor is annoyed at Marvel for letting him go on about this invisible man. But later, the sailor hears stories about a bunch of robberies and how people saw money just floating away. After that, he realises what had gone down on the bench in Port Stowe, and just how close he had been to the invisible man.
Marvel after the conversation on the topic of the invisible man? Answer: In Port Stowe Marvel nervously waits on a bench outside a small inn, and ends up chatting with an old mariner. The old man tells Marvel all about this amazing invisible man that he read about in the newspaper. The sailor thinks the story is believable because it comes supported by names and details.
Marvel takes the opportunity to reveal the truth of the invisible man but immediately gets hurt by the invisible man secretly. Marvel quickly covers his track, saying that the invisible man is just a hoax. Then he runs away quickly. Question 2: What unusual things were happening around Iping as heard by the old mariner?
A brother mariner had tried to snatch it but was knocked down by an unknown object. Then there were reports of money disappearing from homes and business places and floating along by walls and shady places. All these, undetected, were safely deposited in the pockets of that agitated Mr. Marvel, sitting outside the little inn on the outskirts of Port Stowe. Chapter Dr.
Kemp is in his study overlooking the town of Burdock. So, looking out of his window, Kemp sees a man with a shabby high hat running down into town. Kemp thinks this might just be another fool who is afraid of the invisible man. Kemp, of course, is too scientific to believe in an invisible man.
But outside, the running man looks terrified. Everyone around freaks out, and for good reason: the invisible man is chasing after the running man. Kemp see from the window of his study? Kemp was in his study overlooking the town of Burdock. He saw a man with a shabby high hat running down the hills into the town. Kemp thought he might just be another fool who was afraid of the invisible man.
Kemp was too scientific to believe in the story of an invisible man. But outside, the running man looked terrified. Everyone around freaked out. It was shouted that the invisible man was chasing after the running man. Chapter In the town of Burdock, at a pub called The Jolly Cricketers, a bunch of people are chatting.
Suddenly, Marvel bursts into the pub, yelling for people to save him from the invisible man. The bartender hides Marvel in a backroom and an American with a gun gets ready to shoot the invisible man when he comes in the front door. The invisible man, suddenly sneaky, goes in through the back door. He begins to attack Marvel, but the other men in the pub rescue him in time.
The guy with the gun fires it carefully and is sure he hits the invisible man. He tells everyone to go feel for his invisible body. Marvel escape from the grip of the invisible man inside the kitchen of the Jolly Cricketers bar?
Answer: As the man with the beard put his revolver back in its place, people present in the bar heard Mr. Marvel squeal like a small animal. Marvel was dragged by the neck into the kitchen.
There was a scream and a clatter of pans. Marvel, head down and lugging back, was being forced to the kitchen door. Then the policeman rushed in and gripped the wrist of the invisible hand that collared Marvel. He was hit in the face and went reeling back. Soon the kitchen door opened and Marvel made a frantic effort to lodge behind it.
Then the cabman collared the invisible man. In this way Mr. Marvel, released, suddenly drooped to the ground and made an attempt to crawl behind the legs of the fighting men and got escaped. Question 2: Who was sure that he killed the invisible man? Answer: The struggle between policeman, cabman and the invisible man inside the kitchen blundered round the edge of the door opening to the yard.
The cabman suddenly whooped and got kicked under the diaphragm. Soon the others were shaken off and lost their grips which freed the invisible man. A piece of tile whizzed by the head of the policeman into the yard. At that very moment, the man with the black beard fired five bullets one after the other into the yard and a silence followed. He was sure that the invisible man was shot.
He asked for a lantern to search for the dead body of the invisible man. Kemp gets interrupted by the shots and looks out to see a crowd at the Jolly Cricketers. But his housemaid tells him that there was no one at the door. On his way to bed, after a long day of speculative philosophy, Kemp notices some blood on the floor and on the handle of his bedroom door.
The invisible man calls Kemp by his name and tells him not to panic. Of course, when an invisible man tells someone not to panic, that person panics. Kemp calms down enough to give Griffin some whiskey, clothes, and a cigar. And finally, he smokes a cigar, so the smoke outlines his mouth and throat. Griffin needs help because his partner stole his stolen money. The voice introduced itself as an invisible man. To confirm the presence, Dr.
Kemp stepped forward and his hand extended towards the bandage, met invisible fingers and recoiled in fear. The hand gripped his arm and struck at it. The invisible man told Kemp that he knew him from school — he is really a guy named Griffin, almost an albino. He was a little younger than Kemp, and he won a medal for chemistry at University College. Kemp calms down enough to give Griffin some whiskey, clothes and a cigar. Question 2: What unusual things did Dr.
Kemp observe in his house when he came out of his study? Kemp, feeling thirsty, took a candle and went down to the dinning room. As he crossed the hall, he noticed a dark spot on the floor covering near the mat at the foot of the stairs. He touched the spot and found it sticky with the colour of dried blood. Returning upstairs he noticed the door-handle of his own room was blood-stained.
He found a mess of blood on his bed also. On the furtherside the bed clothes were depressed as if someone had been recently sitting there. Then he distinctly heard a movement across the room, near the wash-hand stand. Suddenly he saw a coiled and blood stained bandage of linen rag hanging in mid-air, between him and the wash-hand stand.
It was a bandage properly tied but quite empty. Kemp as shown in the Chapter Answer: Doctor Kemp is a scientist living in the town of Port Burdock. His house is situated near the Jolly Cricketers Pub. Kemp is cool and methodical in approach. He does not easily believe in supernatural things. Kemp has a hard time accepting the fact that his friend, whom he had not seen for years, suddenly appears uninvited and invisible, but eventually he overcomes his shock, sits down and talks with the old friend of University College.
Chapter After Griffin makes sure the bedroom is secure and after Kemp promises not to turn him in, Griffin goes to sleep. For another thing, Griffin took his bedroom. Instead, Kemp spends some time reading the newspapers from that day. The top news story is about a dangerous invisible man. Kemp wonders why Griffin was chasing that tramp.
Kemp worries that Griffin may become more unstable and dangerous. He hesitates, but eventually decides to write a note to Colonel Adye. Then he hears Griffin wake up.
As usual, Griffin starts his day off with, an evil temper by tossing some furniture around. Kemp hurried upstairs and knocks eagerly. Answer: Griffin refused to take Dr.
Though exhausted and wounded, he examined the two windows of the bedroom, drew up the blinds, and opened the sashes to confirm that one could escape through them if necessary. Then he took in his custody the keys of the bedroom and the two dressing-room doors. Kemp closed the door softly behind him, and the key was turned and the door locked from within.
Question 2: How did Dr. Kemp behave on reaching his little consulting-room? Answer: As Dr. Next, he picked up the St. Why has he been chased? When dawn, came Kemp was still pacing up and down, trying to grasp the incredible. His servants thought that over-study had affected their master. He instructed them to lay breakfast for two in the top floor study and then to confine themselves to the basement and ground floor.
Then Dr. Question 3: What did Dr. Kemp decide to do about the invisible man? Answer: Firstly, Dr. Kemp thought it would be a breach of faith if he would inform the police about Griffin. Later, he went to a little desk and wrote a note. Kemp tells Griffin that he wants to help, but first, he needs to know his story.
Griffin was a medical student at the same time as Kemp, but Griffin switched to physics because he was interested in light. He came up with a loose theory for how to make objects invisible, but needed to figure out a method to actually do it.
Griffin left London and University College six years ago and went to Chesilstowe, where he was a teacher and a student. What he really wanted to do, though, was to continue his research into invisibility. Griffin had done all this work himself. One night, alone, Griffin figured out how to make a human invisible. So, he did the obvious thing i. What did Mr. Kemp mean by this statement and what was the object behind it?
Kemp meant that the entire people residing in qpd around Iping had come to know about the invisible man. His hiding at the parlour was no longer a secret and everyone has come to know this. And sooner or later he would be caught. Though this statement seems to be used to scare Griffin, but in reality it was meant to extract the truth from him rather it was used as a threat. Kemp, being a scientist and an old friend of Griffin really wanted to help him and for that he wanted to inquire about his invisibility.
Question 2: Which subject fascinated that invisible man and why? Answer: The Invisible man was initially a student of medicine, However, subsequently he switched over to Physics because he was fascinated by light and its wonderful characteristics. He was attracted by the marvels and miracles of that were there in the subject of Physics. He also had curiosity and a desire to find out a method to change colours of substances without changing their fundamental properties.
He also wanted to carry out a research on this topic using various principles and laws of Physics such as reflection, refraction.
All this phenomena were concerned with light and its properties. He was also enchanted by the phenomena of visibility and invisibility of objects. He had a loose theory on invisibility and he wanted to find out methodology to figure it out. It was, therefore, he was fascinated by the subject of Physics. Kemp are discussing about? Kemp and the Invisible man are involved in a deep conversations on those scientific principles.
As Griffin, the Invisible man shows with Mr. Refraction and absorption of light.
Griffin gives Mr. Kemp a long and detailed talk on those principles, as to how and why those phenomena take place and how its application can lead to visibility and invisibility of objects.
There is also a detailed talk given by the Griffin about various parts of human body made up of transparent tissues. It is because of this fact that many scientific principles are discussed in this chapter, it has been given an appropriate title.
Question 4: Did the study of medicine and knowledge about physiology, in any way, help the invisible man in his discovery of invisibility? If yes, then explain how. Answer: Yes, it seems quite so. Knowledge about Physiology acquired through study of medicine provided a lot of help in guiding Griffin, the invisible man in his discovery of invisibility.
By studying medicine, he acquired a lot of knowledge about human physiology especially the fact that all the parts of human body, barring a couple of things are made up of transparent tissues. It was this very knowledge that encouraged him and helped him to propound the theory of human invisibility and convert it into a reality along with the principles he learnt in Physics covering reflection, refraction and absorption of light.
In this way, his invisibility was really an outcome of the combination of both these knowledge acquired in medicine and Physics. Oliver, the professor. Answer: As illustrated in this chapter, Mr. Oliver is a Professor by profession but a journalist by instinct. Griffin was his student. Oliver was a scientific founder.
As described by Griffin, Oliver was a thief of ideas. As a result, he was always prying at every one whom he came into contact. It is therefore, evident, that he was not a trustworthy person even being into a holistic profession of teaching and do not form a good opinion of himself among his press and students. People would like to keep distance from him to prevent any kind of intellectual harm. Griffin continues his story: after his dad died, he moved into a cheap boardinghouse in London to continue his research.
In fact, except for his research, the whole world seemed distant and unimportant to Griffin. His research, Griffin adds, is all written down in a code in his books, except for a few parts that he chose to remember himself. Back at the boardinghouse, Griffin continued his experiments.
He made some wool invisible and then he made a neighbourhood cat invisible. Around this time, England was making some anti-vivisection laws. Check out The Island of Dr. Moreau , for the story of a scientist who is doing research on animals. Eventually, though, Griffin got annoyed by the cat and let it out. Then, as usually happens when one gives away his only friend, Griffin had a little breakdown. He started to have nightmares and was no longer interested in his work.
But he took some strychnine a drug and felt energised. He is really a terrible role model. They got into a little bit of a fight, which ended with Griffin pushing the landlord out of his room. Realising that this would lead to trouble, Griffin decided to disappear.
He sent his books off by mail to some places where he could pick them up. Then he started the process of turning himself invisible, which really hurt.
It almost makes him feel bad for that cat that he experimented on. During the process, the landlord tried to give Griffin an eviction notice, but Griffin already looked so strange that the landlord ran away. The landlord and his stepsons tried to break in, which angered Griffin so much that he planned to bum down the house. Answer: The experiment of invisibility attempted on the cat by Griffin was a great success. However, it may not be termed as a complete success.
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Previously, after successfully making a piece of white wool completely invisible, which was a non-living thing, Griffin tried to experiment with the cat, which was a living thing. Question 2: Describe how did Griffin manage to protect and secure his theory of invisibility. Answer: In order to secure his theory of invisibility, he wrote the entire theory in Cipher language in three note books so that no one else could decode it and come to know about his note books along with a check book to a tramp and directed them from the nearest Post office to a house of call for letters and parcels in Great Portland Street.
Question 3: What did Griffin scare initially when he saw the landlord visiting his house along with an old Polish Jew?
He presumed that the old lady had made the complaint with the landlord about vanishing of the cat from his house and the landlord had come to enquire about it. Griffin was aware that the law of that country against vivisection was very severe and that he might be held liable for the missing cat.
He was also scared that if he is caught by the authorities, all his research and experiment would be exposed. Question 4: Why did Griffin decide to destroy all the evidence at the house? Answer: Griffin had used the house taken on rent, for his scientific experiments on invisibility.
He had converted the house into a laboratory with all kinds of equipment, gadgets, apparatus required to realise his research. However, the landlord after the brawl with Griffin, came up again with the eviction order. Griffin had neither time to reestablish his laboratory nor money to move out of that place at a very short notice.
As a result, he decided to administer the drug of invisibility on him hurriedly and became invisible.
And to prevent exposure of his acts, research laboratory, he decided to and destroy all the evidence. Chapter Griffin continues his story: While he was still pretty excited to be invisible, he realised that invisibility had some drawbacks. Describe the meeting between Marvel and the Invisible Man. He was sitting alone and trying his boots. Suddenly, a voice talked to him. He answered the voice but when he looked around, he found no one. He thought probably he was drunk, so could not see anyone.
The Invisible Man then started throwing flints at him to show that he was an ordinary man but invisible who needed food, clothing and shelter like any other man.
Marvel felt his hand, face, and chest and was convinced. The Invisible Man told Marvel that he had chosen him as he wanted his help and would be rewarded. He also warned him against betrayal. A terrorized Marvel promised to help. Marvel had to do things according to the wishes of the Invisible Man. As Mr.
Huxter chased him, Marvel had to run for his life. The story of the Invisible Man was in the papers. Marvel tried to tell the mariner about the Invisible Man but was stopped by him. Tired and exhausted, he ran for his life with the books of Griffin and the money that Griffin had stolen. At Burdock, Marvel entered the Jolly Cricketer and hid himself in the kitchen but was pulled out.
A fight ensued between Griffin and the police. Marvel escaped and landed in the police station. The owner of the money stolen by Griffin could not be found, so it remained with Marvel. He is no more a tramp but rich man. He has preserved the note book of Griffin away from the outside world. He hoped that someday it would fetch him a fortune. He is bundled from head to foot with only the tip of his nose showing.
Hall, the owner prepares a supper for him and offers to take his coat and hat, but he refuses to take them off. When he finally removes the hat, his entire head is swathed in a bandage. Hall thinks he has endured some accident. She tries to get him to talk about himself, but he is taciturn with her, although not particularly rude. Teddy deliberately takes as long as he can with the clock, taking it apart and reassembling it for no reason.
The stranger finally gets him to hurry up and leave. Offended, Teddy talks himself into believing that the stranger is someone of a suspicious nature, perhaps even wanted by the police and is wrapped up to conceal his identity.
Teddy runs into Mr. It would seem that the stranger intends to stay awhile. Hall goes home intending to investigate the stranger, but is put off by the short-tempered demeanor of his wife.
Fearenside, the cartman, owns a dog that starts to growl when the stranger comes down the steps to help with the boxes. The dog tears open the trouser leg, whereupon the stranger goes quickly back into the inn and to his room. Concerned about the possibility of injury, Mr. He gets a glimpse of what seems like a white mottled face before he is shoved by an unseen force back through the door.
The stranger soon reappears at the door, his trousers changed, and gives orders for the rest of his luggage. Hall enters later to tend to his needs and catches a quick glimpse of him without his glasses.
His eyes seem hollow; he quickly puts his glasses on.
She starts to complain about the straw on the floor, but he tells her to put it on the bill and to knock before entering his rooms. He then works behind the locked door all afternoon. At one point, Mrs. Later she takes him tea and notes the broken glass and a stain on the floor. Cuss Interviews the Stranger 1. The stranger works diligently in his room until the end of April with only occasional skirmishes with Mrs. Whenever she disapproves of anything he does, he quiets her with additional payment.
He rarely goes out during the day, but goes out nearly every night, muffled up regardless of the weather. His identity becomes a topic of speculation in the town. Another group of people believe he is a piebald and could make a lot of money if he chose to show himself at the fairs. All agree, however, that due to his habits of secrecy, they dislike him.
The curiosity of a general practitioner named Cuss is aroused, and he contrives for an interview. During the interview the stranger accidentally removes his hand from his pocket. Cuss is able to see down the empty sleeve to the elbow. Cuss leaves in terror and tells his story to Bunting, the vicar. The Burglary and the Vicarage Mrs. She wakes her husband and the two watch and listen as a candle is lit and papers are rustled in the study. When they hear the telltale clink of money, Rev.
Bunting rushes into the study with a raised poker, but the room appears to be empty. Their money disappears and at one point they hear a sneeze in the hallway but are unable to locate or see the intruder.
The Furniture that Went Mad 1. The Halls arise very early in the morning on Whit-Monday in order to take care of some private business having something to do with their wine cellar. Hall notices that the door is ajar. A few minutes later, he sees that the bolts on the front door of the house are unlocked although he remembers shutting them on the previous night.
The guest is not in his room, but his clothes, shoes, and even his hat are scattered about. As the Halls are investigating, the bed-clothes suddenly gather themselves into a bundle and toss themselves over the bottom rail.
Then a chair flies toward Mrs. The legs of the chair are brought to rest against her back, propelling her out of the room. The door slams and is locked behind them. The Halls decide that the stranger is a spirit. They send for Sandy Wadgers, the blacksmith who is also supposed to be an exorcist.
Wadgers is joined by Huxter, and together they ponder the likelihood of witchcraft and contemplate the propriety of breaking through the door in order to examine the situation more closely. However, before they can carry out any such action, the door opens and the stranger emerges, wrapped and bundled as usual. He distracts them long enough to enter the parlor and slam the door against them.
The Unveiling of the Stranger 1. The stranger remains locked in the parlor all morning. He rings his bell for Mrs. Hall several times, but she does not answer it.
About noon, he emerges and demands to know why his meals have not been brought to him. Hall tells him that his bill has not been paid in five days.
She refuses to accept the excuse that he is waiting for a remittance. For his answer, the stranger removes all his head wrappings, including his nose and moustache.
He thus looks like a person with a missing head. At the sound of screams a crowd of people run toward the inn. Bobby Jaffers, the village constable, appears with a warrant. The stranger slaps Jaffers with his glove, but then says he will surrender. He will not accept handcuffs, however. As the constable, Halls and others watch, the man removes the rest of his clothes, becoming invisible before them.
He tells them that he is invisible. Jaffers wants to take him in for questioning on suspicion of robbing the Bunting home. In Transit An amateur naturalist named Gibbins is relaxing out on the downs and hears someone coughing, sneezing and swearing. Frightened, Gibbins gets up and runs home. Thomas Marvel 1. Marvel is an eccentric bachelor and local tramp who likes to be comfortable and take his time about things. He has come across a pair of boots in a ditch. He has tried them on and found them too big, and is occupied in contemplating the boots when he hears a voice nearby.
Marvel talks about boots with the voice for several minutes before turning to see his visitor and finding no one there. First Marvel tells himself that he has had too much to drink, then that his imagination has played some sort of trick on him. The Invisible Man begins throwing things at Marvel to convince him that he is not just imagining the presence. Eventually the Man convinces Marvel that he is real and is in need of an accomplice who will first give him food, water and shelter. He delivers an unfinished threat of what he will do if Marvel betrays him.
Iping has nearly recovered its earlier holiday atmosphere. As only a few people had actually made contact with the Invisible Man, the general population is soon able to reason him away as some trick of an overactive, holiday imagination.
Around , Mr. Marvel enters town and is observed by Huxter to behave rather strangely. He makes his way down the street almost reluctantly.
A few minutes later, he re-emerges, apparently having had a drink, and walks as if he is trying to act nonchalant. Soon he disappears into the yard and re-emerges with a bundle wrapped in a tablecloth.
Huxter thinks some robbery has taken place and tries to follow Marvel when he is tripped in a mysterious fashion and sent sprawling. Cuss and Mr.
Bunting were in the parlor going through the belongings of the Invisible Man. Suddenly the inn door opens and Mr. Marvel enters. They disregard him and begin studying the books again when an unseen force grabs each of them by the neck and begins pounding their heads on the table between questions about what they are doing with his things.
The man demands his belongings, saying he wants his books and some clothes. Hall and Teddy Henfrey are involved in a discussion behind the hotel bar when they hear a thump on the parlor door.
They hear strange sounds as of things being thrown against the door and some bizarre conversation. Doors open and shut and they see Marvel taking off with Huxter trying to follow him.
Suddenly Huxter executes a complicated leap in the air. Seconds later, Hall lands on the ground as if he had been attacked by a football player. Several other individuals are shoved aside or sent sprawling in the streets.
Marvel discusses His Resignation Mr. Marvel, propelled by the unrelenting shoulder grip and vocal threats of the Invisible Man, arrives in Bramblehurst. Marvel tries to reason his way out of the situation to no avail.
The Invisible man needs a normal person to carry his books and is determined to make use of the fat, red-faced little man. At Port Stowe 1. Marvel arrives in Port Stowe and is seen resting on a bench outside of town. He has the books with him, but the bundle of clothing has been abandoned in the woods. As he sits there, an elderly mariner, carrying a newspaper, sits down beside him. Citing the paper, the mariner brings up the topic of an Invisible man.
According to the newspaper, the man afflicted injuries on the constable at Iping. Certain evidence indicates that he took the road to Port Stowe. The mariner ponders the strange things such a man might be able to do-trespass, rob or even slip through a cordon of policeman. Marvel begins to confide in the mariner, saying he knows some things about this Invisible Man. Suddenly Marvel is interrupted by an attack of some kind of pain. He says it is a toothache, then goes on to say that the Invisible Man is a hoax.
Marvel begins to move off, walking sideways with violent forward jerks. Later the mariner hears another fantastic story-that of money floating along a wall in butterfly fashion.
The story is true, however. All about the neighborhood, money has been making off by the handful and depositing itself in the pockets of Mr. Kemp happens to be day-dreaming out his window when he spots a short, fat man running down the hill as fast as he can go. The running man is Marvel; his expression is one of terror.
A short distance behind him, people hear the sound of panting and a pad like hurrying bare feet. In the Jolly Cricketers 1. The Jolly Cricketers is a tavern. The barkeep, a cabman, an American and an off duty policeman are engaged in idle chat when marvel bursts through the door. Marvel begs for help, claiming the Invisible Man is after him.
A pounding begins at the door and then a window is broken in. The barman checks the other doors, but by the time he realizes the yard door is open, the Invisible Man is already inside. Marvel, who is hiding behind the bar, is caught and dragged into the kitchen.
The policeman rushes in and grips the invisible wrist of the hand that holds onto Marvel, but is abruptly hit in the face. People stumble over and into each other as all try to catch the Invisible Man.
He yelps when the policeman steps on his foot, then flails wildly about with his Invisible fists and finally gives them the slip. The American fires five cartridges from his gun, sweeping his gun in a circular pattern as he fires. The chapter ends with the men feeling around for an invisible body. Doctor Kemp is still working in his study when he hears the shots fired in the Cricketers. He opens his window and watches the crowd at the bottom of the hill for a few minutes, then returns to his writing desk.
The doctor is at his work until 2 AM when he decides to go downstairs for a drink. On the way he notices a spot of drying blood on his linoleum floor. Then he finds more blood on the doorknob of his own bedroom. In his room, his bedspread is smeared with blood, his sheet is torn, and bedclothes are depressed as if someone has been sitting there. The Invisible Man introduces himself to Kemp. He is Griffin, of University College.
He explains that he made himself Invisible, but is wounded and desperately in need of shelter, clothes and food. Kemp loans him a dressing gown along with some drawers, socks and slippers. Griffin eats everything Kemp can rustle up and finally asks for a cigar. He promises to tell Kemp the story of his bizarre situation but insists that he must sleep first as he has had no sleep in nearly three days.
The Invisible man Sleeps 1. Griffin examines the windows of the room, then exacts a promise from Kemp that he will not be betrayed in his sleep and finally locks the door, barring Kemp from his own room. Kemp retires to his dining room to speculate upon the strange events. The papers contain 3. Kemp becomes alarmed at the possibilities of what Griffin could do and writes a note to Colonel Adye at Port Burdock.
Certain First Principles Griffin explains how he became invisible. He had been a medical student, but had dropped medicine and taken up physics. He discovered a formula of pigments that lowers the refractive index of a substance, allowing light to pass through it rather than being reflected or refracted. After experimenting with pigments for three years, he came upon the secret whereby animal tissue could be rendered transparent. He was continuously trying to hide his work from another professor.
He was finally brought to a halt in his experimenting by a lack of funds, a problem he solved by robbing his own father. Because the money did not belong to him, his father shot himself. At the House in Great Portland Street 1.
Griffin explains how he had found lodging in a boarding house on Great Portland Street. He successfully made a piece of cloth disappear, then he tried his process on a stray cat.
Later the next day he had a minor altercation with the landlord who brought reports of Griffin tormenting a cat in the night. The landlord wanted to know what Griffin was doing in the room and what all the paraphernalia was for. The two argued and Griffin shoved the landlord out of the room. Griffin knew he would have to act quickly, so he made arrangements to have his belongings stored, then he drank some of his own potion.
In the evening the landlord returned with an ejection notice, but was too terrified at the stone white face of Griffin to serve it. In spite of extreme illness and pain, Griffin finished his treatment and watched himself gradually disappear. A day later, afraid, lest his equipment reveal too much information, Griffin smashes the items and sets fire to the house. In Oxford Street 1. Griffin continues to explain his experiences with invisibility. He soon discovered that being invisible had as many drawbacks as advantages.
People ran into him and stepped on him. He had to be continually on guard as to the movements and positions of others in order to avoid accidental contact.
To make matters worse, although people could not see him, dogs could detect him with their keen sense of smell. As he had to remain naked, he was soon uncomfortable.Moreau , for the story of a scientist who is doing research on animals. This theme of corruption in the absence of social law has become a motif that is explored in other literary works. Synopsis The plot is simple and straightforward. To get them back, he forces a homeless dude named Marvel to help him. Question 2: Describe the escape of the stranger from Coach and Horses Inn.
He is somewhere able to read some of the content written in mathematical calculations. He has grown rich all of a sudden. Hall goes home intending to investigate the stranger, but is put off by the short-tempered demeanor of his wife.
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