Valet de Chambers's Fingerprints

Title

Valet de Chambers's Fingerprints

Subject

Tools

Description

These fingerprints were the crucial evidence in the murder trial of Judge Driscoll and the conviction of Valet de Chambers (by the alias Tom Discoll). Pudd'nhead Wilson collected the finger prints of Valet de Chambers and Tom Discoll before and many times after Roxy switched them as babies. Wilson matched the fingerprints on the dagger used to murder Judge Driscoll to the current Tom Driscoll, who was really Valet de Chambers. As a result, the real Tom Driscoll was restored and Valet de Chambers was sold down the river for his crimes.

Creator

Pudd'nhead Wilson

Source

Pudd'nhead Wilson, Mark Twain

Contributor

Brianna Sumption

Type

Novel

Files

glass fingerprints.jpg

Citation

Pudd'nhead Wilson, “Valet de Chambers's Fingerprints,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed July 20, 2024, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/298.