The War of the Worlds

by

H. G. Wells

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The Innkeeper Character Analysis

The landlord of an inn and bar called the Spotted Dog. The innkeeper owns a horse and dogcart, both of which he lends to the narrator for two pounds on the condition that both be returned by midnight. The narrator uses the horse and dogcart to take his wife to Leatherhead, but when he returns, he finds that the innkeeper has been flung against a fence and killed.
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The Innkeeper Character Timeline in The War of the Worlds

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Book 1, Chapter 9: The Fighting Begins
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...an inn owned by a man who possesses a horse and dogcart. The narrator offers the innkeeper two pounds to borrow both, promising to return them by midnight. Riding back to his... (full context)
Book 1, Chapter 10: In the Storm
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...hill, he finds a dead body and realizes with a sickening feeling that it is the innkeeper , whose neck has been broken. Everything is dark except for intermittent flashes of lightning... (full context)
Book 2, Chapter 9: Wreckage
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...otherwise uninformative. Upon reaching Woking, the narrator sees the horse and dogcart he borrowed from the innkeeper —they are engulfed in the decayed red weed, the bones of the horse white against... (full context)