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CHAPTER 1. The Strange Man's Arrival. A stranger arrives in Bramble Hurst railway station. He is bundled from head to. Chapter Summary for H.G. Wells's The Invisible Man, chapter 1 summary. Find a summary of this and each chapter of The Invisible Man!. The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Invisible Man, by H. G. Wells. This eBook is for the CHAPTER I looked very wise and grave indeed.
She really wants to know what the mans disfigurement is; she assumes he has been in a horrible accident, and the motherly side of her wants to know how to express sympathy. She is a very good innkeeper under the circumstances. While she is not above using Teddy to pry for information, she does not contribute to the spread of rumors.
In fact, we are told later that she defends him as long as he is faithful about paying his bill. Teddy is a character typical of the other people of the town. He wants to know the mans story, and when he is rebuffed for his persistence, he begins to imagine all sorts of things.
His imagination soon becomes fact to him, and he spreads his new knowledge to anyone who will listen. Numerous crates fill the deliverymans cart, some of them containing bottles packaged in straw.
Fearenside, the cartman, owns a dog that starts to growl when the stranger comes down the steps to help with the boxes. The dog jumps for the strangers hand, but misses and sinks his teeth in a pant leg. 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. Hall goes to the strangers room. 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. The stranger unpacks 6 crates of bottles, which he arranges across the windowsill and all the available table and shelf space in the inns parlor-a space he seems to have commandeered for himself. 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. She points out that he could lock his door if he doesnt want to be bothered, advice that he takes.
He then works behind the locked door all afternoon. At one point, Mrs. Hall hears him raving about not being able to go on. She hears a sound like a bottle being broken. Later she takes him tea and notes the broken glass and a stain on the floor. He again tells her to put it on the bill. Meanwhile Fearenside talks in the beer shop of Iping Hangar. Fearenside says that the stranger is a black man, an assumption derived from the absence of pink flesh when the trouser leg was ripped open.
When reminded of the pink nose, Fearenside claims that the man must therefore be a piebald, or a part white, part black creature. Notes Fearenside is more observant than even he realizes. Of course, Griffin knows that a close look at his torn pant leg will reveal a missing leg, but he also needs to get away from the dog until they can get the animal under control.
Subtle differences among characters of the town are beginning to be revealed. Hall notices a hollow look to the guests eyes, an appearance masked by the dark glasses he usually wears. His frustration is over the failure of his experiments; she notes the mess he makes but cleans up after him with minimal complaint when he gives her extra money.
Fearenside, on the other hand, liberally discusses the discoveries he has made as a result of the brief encounter. Fearenside refers to horses as an example of the patchy color that can happen when black and white are mixed.
Cuss Interviews the Stranger Summary 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.
Hall defends him, repeating his own words that he is an experimental investigator. The view of the town is that he is a criminal trying to escape justice. Gould, the probationary assistant imagines that the man must be an anarchist who is preparing explosives.
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 young men begin to mock his bearing; a song called Bogey Man becomes popular and children follow at a distance calling out Bogey Man.
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 questions him about moving an empty sleeve.
The stranger laughs, then extends the empty sleeve toward Cusss face and pinches his nose. Cuss leaves in terror and tells his story to Bunting, the vicar. Notes In spite of Halls defense, Griffin will be the cause of his own destruction. Perhaps it is the frustration of always having to guard his secret that causes him to act offensively when challenged, but in any case, he could have handled the situation differently.
The deliberate pinching of Cusss nose is not only an unnecessary affront, but is also a mark of Griffins immaturity. Bringing pain upon others for the sake of his own amusement, however, will soon deteriorate to performing criminal acts. In fact, although Bunting is about to become Griffins new victim, Griffin has already been foraging at night for places that he could rob in order to maintain his materials and keep up with his rent.
This chapter nudges the plot forward a bit by bringing in Bunting the vicar. The actions which will follow begin to bring the town together in an awareness of a stranger in their midst. The Burglary and the Vicarage Summary Mrs. Bunting, the vicars wife, wakes up at the sound of bare feet walking through her house. 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. Notes Due to the necessity of running about naked, Griffin has caught a cold, which he is unable to completely hide. His sneezes begin to give him away even though people dont yet understand what they are hearing.
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.
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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.
CHAPTER 5. The Burglary and the Vicarage
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.
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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.
Also, he could not eat, as food was visible until it was fully assimilated into his system. At one point, he had run up the steps of a house in order to avoid a unit of a marching Salvation Army band.
While he waited, two youngsters spotted the prints of his bare feet in the mud. Fortunately for him, his escape at that time was aided with the distraction created by conflagration engulfing his former dwelling. In the Emporium 1. Griffin explains his first attempts to get clothing and render his situation more tolerable.
He had gone into the Omniums, a large apartment type store where one could download everything from groceries to clothing. He made his way to an area of bedsteads and mattresses, hoping that once the store closed for the night, he would be able to sleep on the mattresses and steal some clothes with which to mask his condition. In the night he procured a complete set of clothes for himself, helped himself to food in a refreshment department, and then slept in a pile of down quilts.
He failed to awaken before the morning crew had entered, however, and was unable to escape as long as they could see him. Thus he was forced to shed the clothing and run, naked, back out into the cold. In Drury Lane 1. He had no clothes or shelter and dared not eat.
Also, he soon realized that walking through the streets of London was going to result in an accumulation of dirt on his skin- which would make him visible in a grotesque way. He made his way into a costume shop, hoping to make way with some clothes and dark glasses after the proprietor had gone to bed. Furthermore, the man had exceptionally acute hearing and nearly discovered Griffin several times. When evening came, he was finally able to explore the house and found a pile of old clothes.
In his excitement, he forgot about the noise he was making and was nearly caught when the shopkeeper investigated the noise. Unable to see the source, but positive someone was in the house, the proprietor went about locking all the doors in the house and pocketing the keys.
In desperation, Griffin struck the old man on the head, then gagged and tied him with a sheet.The doctor is at his work until 2 AM when he decides to go downstairs for a drink. Concerned about the possibility of injury, Mr. By this time Kemp has followed his housekeeper through a window and is nowhere to be found.
He is like an evil schoolboy who enjoys pulling the legs off of flies just to see them squirm. This introduction to the Invisible Man through the eyes of the town people is actually about midway through his own story. Kemp loans him a dressing gown along with some drawers, socks and slippers.
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