A member of the invading military. Captain Bentick is a friendly man who’s a bit too old to be a lowly captain, though his unambitious military career doesn’t bother him. Instead, he focuses on other, more pleasant things, like his penchant for dressing in the style of a distinguished Englishman. In fact, his love of British culture is so strong that he smokes an English pipe and vacations in Sussex whenever he has the chance. Unfortunately for him, though, he is the first soldier to die in the town. This happens when Captain Loft comes to relieve him one day from his shift overseeing the coal miners. Enraged by the fact that he’s being forced to work, a local miner named Alexander Morden attacks Loft, at which point Captain Bentick intervenes and receives a pickaxe to the head.
Captain Bentick Character Timeline in The Moon is Down
The timeline below shows where the character Captain Bentick appears in The Moon is Down. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...pieces of equipment, he tells Major Hunter and Lieutenant Prackle that he has just seen Bentick, who is overseeing the townspeople as they labor in the coal mine. Loft says Bentick... (full context)
...that moment, Captain Loft comes swiftly into the room and informs Colonel Lanser that Captain Bentick has been killed. Apparently, as Loft was relieving Bentick in the mines, an enraged miner... (full context)