NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Chapter 17 THE OPEN WINDOW

"The Open Window" by Saki is a 1914 short story about Framton Nuttel, who is frightened by the fanciful lies of his new neighbours' niece, Vera. This unit narrates the story of Mr Framton Nuttel, who was suffering from a nerve disorder. He looks out for a cure in the countryside and goes to meet a family friend, Mrs Sappleton. While he visits her, she is away, and he meets her young niece, who refers to a family mishap while focusing on the open window. Hence, the entire story is based on an open window with a mysterious backdrop.