- Jul 2018
Shall we say that she walked through the water from this point till she got to that ledge of rocks behind us, and came back the same way, and then took to the beach again where those two heel marks are still left?
I find Sergeant Cuffs monologue at this point in the narrative very interesting. He posits his analysis about what occurred as questions to Mr. Betteredge in a way that also describe the scene to the reader without being overly expository. This device is used frequently throughout the narrative. I would be interested to run an analysis on Cuffs dialogue throughout the narrative to see how often he uses this type of questioning inform his detective work. It could be accomplished by analyzing how many question marks occur in his dialogue compared to other punctuation.