Sorelli, who wished to be alone for a moment to practice her speech to the departing managers, looked around angrily at thenoisy crowd. It was Jammes who gave the explanation in a shaky voice: “It's the ghost!” And she locked the door.
Joseph Buquet Death
Joseph Buquet was a serious man. His words were received with interestand amazement; and soon other people claimed to have seen the ghost. And then,a series of curious events that nobody could explain made everybody feel uncomfortable.
Raoul meets Christine
They could hear somebody outside the door. Sorelli went up to it and in a shaky voice asked, “Who'sthere?” But nobody answered. Feeling all eyes on her, she asked loudly, “Is anyone behind the door?"
Raoul hears a man’s voice in the dressing-room
“Joseph Buquet is dead!” Everybody held theirbreath, then their shouts and questions filled the air. “He was found hanging in the third cellar."
Raoul led the way, feeling that his heart no longerbelonged to him, his face a picture of burning desire. When they arrived at Christine Daaé's dressing room, the doctor was there with hermandwith a great admiring crowd.
Raoul had told her that he wanted to speak to her privately.He went to her door and prepared to knock. But his hand dropped. He heard a man's voice in the dressing room.