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Chapter 7: The Unaccountable Conduct of Professor de Worms August 15, 2007

Posted by Ashleigh in The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton.

1. What did you think when Sunday simply let Gogal go with a warning not to share what he knows? From what we know of Sunday’s reputation, does this seem odd?

2. Sunday tells the Secretary, “You didn’t want to be overheard by a spy, didn’t you? How do you know you aren’t overheard now?” Do you think Sunday suspects Syme?

3. Do you think Professor de Worms is following Syme? If so, why do you think he’s doing so?

4. Any other thoughts?



1. Danielle - August 19, 2007

1. Yes, I was surprised by Sunday letting Gogal walk away. I think if I was Gogal, I’d be afraid of being assassinated.

2. Yes, I think he does.

3. Yes, I think he’s following Syme. Either he’s doing so on his own or has been sent by Sunday, perhaps.

2. Ashleigh - August 22, 2007

At first, I was surprised that Sunday merely let Gogal go with a threat of death. My initial thought was: If Sunday is as evil and powerful as he’s made out to be, wouldn’t he simply dispose of Gogal right there and then, rather than risking Gogal sharing what he knows?

But on further thought, Sunday’s actions don’t seem out of character. After all, what’s worse: Gogal being killed there and then or Gogal having to live his life in fear of Sunday? I can imagine him worrying with every word and action that perhaps he’s somehow betrayed the Council and that Sunday is watching and waiting to harm him for it. A constant life of looking over his shoulder.

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