Newland and his mother pay a visit to Mr. and Mrs. van der Luyden, the latter of whom greets them. Newland compares Mrs. van der Luyden to some of his aunts: whenever his aunts were approached with requests, they often refused before they even considered the consequences. Mrs. van der Luyden, on the other hand, typically replies that she will consult with her husband before any decision could be made. This was what he expected to hear after his mother makes her plea. However, Mrs. van der Luyden's reply is unexpected; she asks Newland and his mother to wait as she feels her husband would...
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