Though she never appears in the story, Mr. Nuttel’s sister is the reason he is at the Sappleton home to begin with. Fearing her brother would spend his restorative time in the country moping, she writes letters of introduction to acquaintances she made while working at a local rectory a few years prior, remarking that “some” of these people were nice.
Framton Nuttel’s sister Character Timeline in The Open Window
The timeline below shows where the character Framton Nuttel’s sister appears in The Open Window. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
The Open Window
...tells Mr. Nuttel that Mrs. Sappleton’s “great tragedy” happened three years prior, after Mr. Nuttel’s sister’s time in the country. Mr. Nuttel feels that any tragedy would be out of place... (full context)