What does the fortune-teller say that Jane must do to achieve happiness?

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The fortune-teller says, "Chance has meted you a measure of happiness...it depends on yourself to stretch out your hand, and take it up, but whether you will do so is the problem I study" (Chapter 19); in other words, happiness is there waiting for Jane, but she has she has to reach out and take it, and whether she will or not remains to be seen.  Mr. Rochester, in the guise of the fortune teller, is telling Jane that he loves her and can make her happy, but she must accept him in order to achieve that happiness.

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