Book 2, Chapters 4-6 Summary
Jane talks about Joe Pittman, a widower with two young children. She noticed him when Ned was still living with her, but she paid little attention to him then. The reason for her lack of interest in the beginning was that she wanted to focus all her attention on Ned. Then after Ned left, she still did not want to let Joe know that she might want to have a relationship with him. She had found out earlier that she was barren, and she did not think Joe would still want her if he knew.
Joe asks Jane to be his wife but she refuses several times. She has grown to like him, but she is still concerned about her barrenness. Eventually, she confesses the reason she has been denying him. Joe does not care about her inability to...
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