Footprints without Feet

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Footprints without Feet by Mind Map: Footprints without Feet

1. two boys in London

1.1. The two boys started in surprise at the fresh muddy imprints of a pair of bare feet. What was a barefooted man doing on the steps of a house, in the middle of London?

2. Griffin the scientist.

2.1. Brilliant scientist though he was, Griffin was rather a lawless person. He carried out experiment after experiment to prove that the human body could become invisible. Finally he swallowed certain rare drugs and his body became as transparent as a sheet of glass.

3. Invisible man

4. He had chosen a bad time to be invisible, as it was winter in London and he had no clothes on. He ran to a cloth shop to keep himself warm and slept there.

4.1. Griffin did not manage to wake up at the right time as the assistants were arriving. When he saw a couple of them approaching, he panicked and began to run. They naturally gave chase. In the end he was able to escape only by quickly taking off his newly found clothes. So once more he found himself invisible but naked in the chill January air.

5. He then robbed some money and booked two rooms at the local inn.

6. Though he was short-tempered and had strange habits, Mrs.Hall( the owner) agreed to give him a room as she was satisfied that her guest was an eccentric scientist, and in view of the fact that he had paid her in advance.

6.1. Shortly afterwards a curious episode occurred. Very early in the morning a clergyman and his wife were awakened by noises in the study. They heard the chink of money being taken from the clergyman’s desk. Then to his amazement he realized that the room appeared to be empty but the money was gone!

7. The strange scientist was strongly suspected of having had a hand in it. Suspicion grew even stronger when he suddenly produced some ready cash, though he had admitted not long before that he had no money. The village constable was secretly sent for.

8. As Mrs.Hall accused him of the robbery, Griffin became furious. Suddenly he threw off all his costumes.

8.1. Mr. Jaffers, the constable had arrived and was quite surprised to find that he had to arrest a man without a head. He was becoming more and more invisible as he threw off one garment after another.

9. In the end Jaffers was knocked unconscious as he made a last attempt to hold on to the unseen scientist. Griffin had shaken himself free, and no one knew where to lay hands on him.