But what has good Parson Hooper got upon his face?
The congregation is waiting for the minister to come in. The Sexton is the first to notice the Minister and sees the black veil. When he comments on the veil, everyone notices it. They are quiet during the service.
After the service was done, everyone was outside talking. Minister Hooper was trying to act like everything was normal by waving at them but they didn't wave back. They start to gossip and guess why he was wearing a black veil.
There was a funeral that was going on later that day. An old lady didn't get a good look but she thought she saw the body of the woman shudder when the veil left Mr. Hooper's face when he stooped to look at her.
The handsomest couple in Milford village was married that night. The company at the wedding was waiting impatiently for him and expecting the black veil to be gone. The veil was still upon his face. The bride had such pale skin that some people had thought that the spirit of the woman Mr. Hooper had buried earlier that day had come back and that she was the bride.
His wife, Elizabeth, asks about the veil and leaves after he doesn't answer her about why he's wearing it. The black veil made him a very effective clergyman. Mr. Hooper was asked to do the election sermon were he made such a deep impression that the legislative acts of the following year were characterized because of all the gloom and piety of their earliest ancestral sway.
The minister of Westbury came to Father Hooper, which is what he had been called for many years. He tried to take the veil off of Mr. Hooper's face. He The minister called him a Dark Old Man and asked what the terrible thing he had done. Mr. Hooper ranted about why they tremble at him because of a simple piece of crape. The Mr. Hooper died after many years and with a slight smile on his face. When he was buried, the black veil was upon his face.