Chapter 27 Summary

The next day, everyone is talking about Mr. Beaufort. His banking practices have been found to be fraudulent. Everyone who entrusted him with their accounts will be financially damaged, some more than others, and Beaufort stands to lose a large portion of his estate.

Despite the calamity, Newland Archer does not want to alter his plans to go to Washington. There is a legal case in which Mr. Letterblair is involved that is scheduled for a Supreme Court ruling. Archer will use this as his excuse to travel. As he is making his plans, however, Archer receives a message from his wife. Mrs. Mingott, May’s grandmother, has suffered a stroke. Archer is needed in the family. He is to go immediately to Mrs. Mingott’s home....

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