The Moonstone

The Moonstone

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

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). 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.”

Page Number: 192
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Mrs. Yolland Character Timeline in The Moonstone

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The Loss of the Diamond: Gabriel Betteredge: Chapter 15
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When they arrive at the Yollands’ cottage, Cuff and Betteredge meet Mrs. Yolland , who offers them gin and a pipe. Cuff embarks on a long monologue and... (full context)
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...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)
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Finally, Cuff and Betteredge go outside, and Cuff admits that he is “puzzled” by Mrs. Yolland . However, he finds it “clear enough” that Rosanna is hiding something in the tin... (full context)
The Loss of the Diamond: Gabriel Betteredge: Chapter 23
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...home. Betteredge follows her but cannot get her to talk. He visits the family, but Mrs. Yolland only cries and nobody knows anything more about Rosanna’s death. (full context)
The Discovery of the Truth: Third Narrative: Franklin Blake: Chapter 3
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...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)