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Scarlet Letter Chapter 9 Summary

Chillingworth remains to keep his life secret from everyone except Hester, who he has made sure will remain quiet about what actually happened. Chillingworth uses his learned medical skills to help the people of Boston. Dimmesdale’s health has been decreasing and Chillingworth takes up residence with him to help out. Chillingworth was at first seen as a blessing sent to help Dimmesdale, however as the chapter progresses the people begin to believe that Chillingworth is an evil being; sent to collect Dimmesdale’s soul.