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Woman in White These answers relate to the questions on pages 62-65 of the reader itself.
1. Professor Pesca want ed to help Walter because
Walter had once saved his life and he would like
to find a way to repay him.
2. The woman that Walt er met on his way home
was dressed in white. She was slim , had fair
hair and her young face was nervo us.
3. Walter was surprised when the woman in white
told him that she once knew Mrs Fa irlie at
Limmeridge House and liked her ve ry much.
1. Frederick Fairlie is the owner of Limmeridge
House and is Laura Fairlie’s uncle. He is about
55 years old and has got a thin fac e and pale
2. Marian Halcombe and Laura Fairlie had the
same mother but different fathers, and are
3. The woman in white i s Anne Catherick. Laura’s
mother, Mrs Fairlie, had Anne Cath erick as a
pupil in her school when she was a little girl.
4. Walter finds out that t he woman in white is
called Anne Catherick from a letter which
Marian Halcombe shows him and w hich was
written by her mother.
5. Walter had a strange feeling when he saw Laura
Fairlie pass the window because sh e was
exactly like the woman in white.
1. Walter had to leave Li mmeridge House because
he and Laura had fallen in love, but she was
soon going to marry another man.
2. Miss Halcombe thoug ht that the man in the
dream was Sir Percival because the description
of the man in the dream was an ac curate
description of Sir Percival.
3. Walter thought that A nne Catherick had written
the letter because the writer said t hat Mrs Fairlie
was her best friend. Anne Catherick had also
told Walter that Mrs Fairlie was her friend.
1. The woman next to th e grave cried out in fear
when she saw Walter.
2. Walter believed that S ir Percival had done
something to harm Anne Catherick because she
cried out in fear and hatred when h is name was
mentioned, but when she recognise d Walter, she
began to relax.
1. Mr Gilmore went to Limmeridg e House to see
Mr Fairlie and arrange a marriage s ettlement
between Laura and Sir Percival Gly de.
2. Laura greeted Sir Percival coldl y and took the
first opportunity to leave the room.
3. Sir Percival said that Anne’s m other had been a
great help to him in the past. When it became
obvious that Anne needed proper medical care,
he felt an obligation to help her, so when Anne
was 12 years old, he decided to pa y for her to
be put in an asylum.
4. Eleanor Fosco, was angry that Philip Fairlie
didn’t leave her any money in his w ill and that
her niece, Laura, would inherit ever ything.
5. Mr Gilmore was worried about Laura’s
marriage to Sir Percival because Sir Percival
didn’t respect Laura’s wishes and b ecause Sir
Percival wanted to inherit all her m oney if she
died before him.
1. Laura is going to marry Sir Per cival because
that was her father’s last wish befo re he died.
2. After the wedding, Laura and S ir Percival are
going to travel to Europe. They are going to
visit friends of Sir Percival, includin g Count
Fosco and his wife, Eleanor – Laura’ s aunt.
1. When Laura returned from Eur ope, she was no
longer the happy, innocent girl that her sister
2. Laura refused to sign the docu ment because she
wanted to read all of it before she s igned and
Sir Percival didn’t want this.
3. Sir Percival wanted his wife to sign the
document because he owed a lot of money and
he wanted to use Laura’s money to pay his bills.
1. Anne Catherick left the boat ho use quickly
because she heard someone outsid e and was
2. Sir Percival and Eleanor Fosco will get Laura’s
money if she dies before them.
1. Laura wasn’t allowed to go to Miss Halcombe’s
room because Miss Halcombe had t yphus and
the illness was very infectious.
The Woman in White
2. After Laura found out her sister had typ hus, she
was overcome with worry and wouldn’t eat. She
became weak and depressed.
3. Sir Percival said that Miss Halcombe ha d gone
to London on her way to Limmeridge. She
wanted to ask her uncle’s permission for her
sister and herself to stay at Limmeridge House.
4. When Laura left Blackwater Park, Miss
Halcombe was still there, hidden in an old part
of the house.
1. Count Fosco’s servants were told that C ountess
Fosco’s niece, Lady Glyde, would be coming to
stay and that she was ill.
2. After Count Fosco went out for a walk, L ady
1. Walter travelled to Cumberland again to visit
2. Walter realised that Laura wasn’t dead when he
was standing at her grave and saw a woman
walking towards him. When the woman lifted
her veil, he saw that it was Laura.
1. Miss Halcombe went to the asylum in L ondon
to find out why Anne Catherick was pretending
to be Laura.
2. Miss Halcombe paid a nurse four hundr ed
pounds to help her take Laura away from the
asylum. The nurse dressed Laura in her own
clothes and brought her to Marian.
3. Nobody at Limmeridge House recognise d Laura
because her stay in the asylum had changed her.
1. To prove that Laura is still alive, Walter has to
prove that she arrived in London after the date
written on her death certificate.
2. Mrs Wesley is worried about Anne Cath erick
because she doesn’t know where Anne is. Anne
also has a weak heart and the doctor says that
she doesn’t have long to live.
3. Mrs Wesley told Count Fosco that Anne was
very ill and didn’t have long to live.
1. Walter thinks Anne Catherick’s father was
Philip Fairlie, who was also Laura’s father.
2. Walter suspected that the entry about the
marriage was added later because the writing
was smaller than the rest. The entry looked
strange, as if it had been added later and made
smaller to fit into the space.
3. Sir Percival went into the church to get the
register of marriages, so that Walter wouldn’t
have any proof that the entry was forged.
1. Count Fosco was afraid of Pesca because Pesca
was the secretary of an Italian political society.
If Fosco was a member of the society and had
betrayed it, it would be Pesca’s duty to kill him.
2. Members of the political society had a red mark
on their left arm.
1. Count Fosco showed he was afraid because he
took a handkerchief out of his pocket and wiped
his forehead. With his other hand he reached for
his gun in the drawer. When he read Pesca’s
note, his face turned white.
1. Count Fosco gave Walter a written confession
of what he had done. He also gave him a letter
he had received from Sir Percival, which proved
that Laura was still alive on the date written on
her death certificate.
2. Anne Catherick really died on 25th July in
Count Fosco’s house.
3. Count Fosco got Anne Catherick to come to his
house by sending her an anonymous message
telling her that Laura wanted to meet her there.
4. When Mr Fairlie was told the truth about his
niece, he complained that the news was too
much for his nerves and asked Walter and Mr
Gilmore to leave the room so that he could
1. Laura and Miss Halcombe went to Limmeridge
House because Mr Fairlie had died and little
Walter was the heir of the house.