Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

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What causes Nelly to finally agree to take a letter from Heathcliff to Catherine?

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Nelly goes to visit Isabella, who was recently married to Heathcliff and is now living at Wuthering Heights. There, she runs into Heathcliff, who asks after Catherine's health. Nelly tells him that her illness has altered her for the worse and that she is restless and weak, not at all like her former self. She also asks him to stay away, for Catherine's sake. Nelly says Catherine is getting good and humane care from Linton.

This news throws Heathcliff into close to a frenzy, because he realizes Catherine must be desperately...

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