The Moonstone

The Moonstone Summary and Analysis of Second Period: The Discovery of the Truth (Eighth Narrative)


Betteredge wraps up the mystery, and reports on the wedding of Franklin and Rachel. After consulting Robinson Crusoe, he believes the book to be prophesying that the couple will have a child shortly (which Franklin later confirms).


Franklin and Rachel also receive a new beginning in the form of a child. The story began with a party—Rachel’s birthday—and it ends with one as well: the marriage of Rachel and Franklin.