On Sunday morning, Mr.Hopper arrived at the Milford house wearing a mysterious black veil covering his face. Town's people started gossiping about that veil thinking that he has gone mad others think that it covers a secret sin.
Everyone feels like he can see their deepest secrets and sins as he gives his sermon on secret sin. He wears the veil to a funeral that makes the funeral even more frightening for the people. He also wears it to preside over a wedding, and the bride and groom see it as an evil omen.
No one gained the courage to ask Mr.Hooper directly about the veil, except his lover Elizabeth. She tries to uncover why Hopper wears the veil, but she fails to do so. Many years later, Mr.Hooper becomes a comfort to those who are dying and believe that he alone can understand their sins.
Mr. Hooper serves until he is too old. Elizabeth his lover comes to be by his side, along with Reverend Mr. Clark from West bury. Hooper stops Mr.Clark from removing the veil from his face with surprising strength.
Hooper sees everyone's black veil on his face, but he chooses to wear his sin in public.
Mr.Hooper is buried with the veil still on his face.