The Question and Answer section for The Open Window is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
There are not too many events in the story. Framtom arrives in the country, meets Vera, hears story, terrified by story, runs away, Vera makes up another story to explain Framton running away.
You can check out the summary at the gradeSaver link below:
Vera wanted to make sure Framton would not have prior knowledge of the family so he would believe her tall tale.