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    Arthur who is working as a solicitor had to go to Eel Marsh House to collect some important papers. He comes to see and hear strange things there: ‘A woman in black and the cry of a child’. Finally somehow from the papers of letters and from Mr. Daily who had lived in the town for fourteen years, Arthur comes to know about the woman who is a ghost and the child’s cry. After some weeks, Arthur married Stella. A baby boy was born to them a year later. But Stella and the baby boy died when Arthur saw the ‘woman in black’ under a big tree. On the whole, the story is a flashback Arthur telling to his four children born to Esme`.

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    Arthur, who is working as a solicitor,
    Finally, + I would move the 'somehow' part to the end of the sentence
    After some weeks- you change to the past tense here- I'd use the present all the way through after starting with it.

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    Thanks Tdol.

    Arthur, who is working as a solicitor, had to go to Eel Marsh House to collect some important papers. He comes to see and hear strange things there: ‘A woman in black and the cry of a child’. Finally, from the papers of letters and from Mr. Daily who had lived in the town for fourteen years, Arthur comes to know about the woman who is a ghost and the child’s cry somehow. After some weeks, Arthur marry Stella. A baby boy born to them a year later. But Stella and the baby boy die when Arthur see the ‘woman in black’ under a big tree. On the whole, the story is a flashback Arthur telling to his four children born to Esme`.

    Am I correct now?

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    "Arthur, who is working as a solicitor, has to go to Eel Marsh House to collect some important papers. He starts to see and hear strange things there: a woman in black and the cries of a child. Eventually, through letters and from Mr. Daily, who has lived in the town for fourteen years, Arthur somehow comes to learn about the woman, who is a ghost, and about the child's crying. After some weeks, Arthur marries Stella. A baby boy is born to them a year later. But Stella and the baby boy die when Arthur sees the ‘woman in black’ under a big tree. Altogether, the story is a flashback Arthur is telling to his four children born to Esme."

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    Oh thanks again Coffa.

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