Summary

In “The Signal-Man” by Charles Dickens, the narrator approaches a railway signalman who is working in a solitary cabin next to a tunnel the man has to monitor. At first, the man does not seem to answer, but soon he indicates to the narrator a path he can get down on so he could reach his cabin. That night, the narrator observes the man at work, communicating with other signalmen and making sure the trains pass the tunnel without any incidents. The man also tells the narrator that he is troubled, but he does not tell him the reason of his worries. The narrator promises to return the second night so he can find out what troubles the signal-man. The railway worker asks the narrator not to call him the next night, but only follow the light of his la...

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