Sunday, March 31, 2024

1000 Books Project - The Moonstone Discussion Three

If you are not reading along, be aware of potential spoilers ahead.

What started off as a seemingly boring reading section quickly turned into quite the labyrinth! The revelations from Rosanna Spearman's letter, which seemed to obviously point to the fact that it was she, in her jealousy of Rachel and Franklin's relationship, who showed Franklin's dressing gown to Rachel. Thus, causing Rachel to believe that he had taken the diamond. Diabolically, we find that this is not the case and that, in fact, Rachel actually witnessed Franklin enter her sitting room and take the diamond from her Indian cabinet. 

I quickly started thinking that perhaps someone had hypnotized Franklin unbeknownst to him, and to us, the readers. However, I couldn't quite come up with how that could have occurred, except by some mysterious Hindu magic. But when could this have occurred, and where? Thankfully, enter Dr. Candy and his assistant, Ezra Jennings, and now perhaps we have the answer. 

How they will bring about the reenactment of the circumstances of that night is yet to be seen. In my own mind, I am utterly convinced of Franklin's innocence, though certain twists have been known to come about in mysteries such as this. We shall see how it all plays out. I'm excited to get to the bottom of it!

What did you think of the this section of our reading? Share any and all thoughts in the comments.

Here is the reading schedule if you need to reference it again. (Click link and scroll down)
I'll be back on April 30 with the final discussion post.