finger prints : LUSENET : americanlit : One Thread

Now, I haven't read ahead for once, so I don't know how Pudd'nhead Wilson is going to end. But doesn't it seem like Pudd'nhead's (David Wilson's) little finger print collection is going to make an important appearance later in the story? Like maybe he knows more than what he shows, or maybe there's more on those slides than he can see, after all, the two boys are practically twins.

-- Anonymous, February 25, 2000


Remember when Wilson made numerous fingerprintings of the babies in the stroller? Then Roxy made it a point to have them fingerprinted after she'd switched them. I think Wilson is going to start studying how people's fingerprints change over the years, note how they don't, and then happen across the boys'. He'll be able to bring out his old glass plates and know pretty closely when they were switched. Roxy said he was the one she was worried about, that if he wasn't the smartest man in town, he was pretty close. If he'd have looked at the earlier prints right away and compared them, he might have caught it immediately.

-- Anonymous, February 25, 2000

The finger prints about have to have something to do with the outcome. They don't seem like something that is just there to fill space.

-- Anonymous, February 27, 2000

I beleive that the fingerprints will play a big part in exposing Tom for who he really is too. But it can also just be part of the whole picture that will make Tom very nervous about being found out. Since he was told that he really is black and a son of a slave women he has acted different. I thought he might kill his mother and then the fingerprints would solve the murder...but that did not happen...the fingerprints will however be used for something to expose him one way or the other.

-- Anonymous, March 03, 2000

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