Is this a mystery story? Give a reason for your answer.
Yes, this is a mystery story. The girl told Framton that the three men were killed in a boggy and their bodies could not be recovered. But Mrs Sappleton has not lost hope, and she believes that they would come back. She keeps the window open. When the three men and their dog actually appear, it is hard to believe that the dead can come alive after three years. It is a mystery. But the mystery becomes clear. In fact, the niece had made up a story. The men had gone shooting that very day.