Chapter 21 Summary

Newland and May have now been back in the States for over a year. Although Newland had attempted to persuade May to spend their summer vacation on an island off the coast of Maine, she had refused. Her family has always spent their summers in Rhode Island. So they are staying with May’s parents at their summer retreat in Newport. Newland gave in because May seems at her most comfortable in familiar settings. Currently, May is involved in an archery competition, a sport in which she often succeeds.

Upon reflecting on his choice of a bride, Newland cannot say he is disappointed. He had thought she would bring peace, stability, and friendship into his life, and she has. May is one of the prettiest and most popular young...

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