Chapter 10 Summary

The next day, Newland Archer takes May for a walk so they can talk. It is a Sunday, and the Episcopalian tradition in New York would have usually dictated that May attend church all day with her parents. However, earlier, May had agreed with her mother to maintain the extended date of the wedding so as to might finish all the work that was necessary for her trousseau. For her agreement with her mother, May is excused from church and is allowed to be with Newland.

The first thing May says to Newland is to thank him for the flowers he sent her. Newland apologizes that the flowers came later than usual, but May says the irregularity of their arrival made them all the more special. Newland then confesses that he also sent...

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