A local woman who lives in the fishing village of Cobb’s Hole near the Verinder estate. Because Yolland’s family—and especially her daughter Limping Lucy—is close to Rosanna Spearman, Betteredge and Sergeant Cuff visit Mrs. Yolland a few times during the latter’s investigation. While Betteredge is frustrated by her low class and his task translating her “Yorkshire language” into proper educated English, Cuff masterfully sweet-talks her into revealing virtually everything she knows about Rosanna.
Mrs. Yolland Quotes in The Moonstone
The The Moonstone quotes below are all either spoken by Mrs. Yolland or refer to Mrs. Yolland. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin edition of The Moonstone published in 1999.).
The Loss of the Diamond: 23 Quotes
“Where’s this gentleman that I mustn’t speak of, except with respect? Ha, Mr. Betteredge, the day is not far off when the poor will rise against the rich. I pray Heaven they may begin with him. I pray Heaven they may begin with him.”
Related Characters: Limping Lucy (speaker), Franklin Blake , Gabriel Betteredge, Rosanna Spearman, Mrs. Yolland
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Mrs. Yolland Character Timeline in The Moonstone
The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Yolland appears in The Moonstone. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
The Loss of the Diamond: Gabriel Betteredge: Chapter 15
...to insist that Rosanna would have told him if she were planning to travel, but Mrs. Yolland insists that Rosanna already “bought some things she wanted for travelling” and gives Cuff some... (full context)
The Loss of the Diamond: Gabriel Betteredge: Chapter 23
The Discovery of the Truth: Third Narrative: Franklin Blake: Chapter 3
...at the Verinder estate. Betteredge complains that he has caught “the detective-fever” again. They meet Mrs. Yolland in Cobb’s Hole, and “a wan, wild, haggard girl”—Limping Lucy—brings Franklin his letter and asks... (full context)