theresa wrote:DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:How can we be sure it wasn't Crawley's?
I don't think we can be sure about anything in this book, DITHOT -- but I got the impression it couldn't be Crawley because on page 300, after Walter announced her pregnancy, Finch writes:
Beside me I heard Crawley muttering under his breath:
"Impossible. . .nothing short of a miracle. . ."
So I was thinking that for whatever reason, Crawley couldn't get her pregnant.
Good point, Theresa.
The name Chester was given as a cover for Walter. I think Mina chose the name Chester (as opposed to Walter) because she was covering for the fact that Chester was not Arthur's baby. I also think that what Mina was trying to tell Finch in her letter about the Emily Dickenson poem was that things were not as they would seem and that would mean--her child. The timing was right for Chester to be Finch’s child. So my vote goes to Finch.