What tragedy had happened with Mrs. Sappleton as told by the niece? Mr. Sappleton and two brothers had gone for shooting one October afternoon three years ago and had not returned as they were engulfed in the bog, was told by her niece. Related posts: Why did his sister give letters of introduction to people living there? The horror on the girl’s face made Framton swing around his seat. What did he see? What had happened in the Sappleton family as narrated by the niece? Derry sneaked into Mr. Lamb’s garden and it became a turning point in his life. Comment.