by: Daphne du Maurier

Chapter 21-23

Summary Chapter 21-23

In refusing to pay blackmail to Favell and calling on Colonel Julyan, Maxim seems to be acting against his own interests. And yet Maxim's decision makes psychological sense; he has wrestled with the ghost of Rebecca for so long, that he could probably not bear to have Favell hanging around, living off him, a constant menace. Maxim seems to have decided that it is better to finish the matter off--for better or worse--than live in agony.