Chapters 79-82 Summary

Edward Chester and Mr. Haredale talk together, having made their peace. Mr. Haredale gives his blessing on Emma and Edward’s marriage, announcing that he is going to the Continent to join a monastery for the last few remaining years of his life. As they speak, they hear a loud shouting from outside. They look out and see a mob coming forward, bearing Gabriel Varden and Barnaby, who has been released from prison. Mrs. Rudge has come to live with the Vardens, so mother and son are soon reunited. That night, at midnight, Edward Chester attends Hugh’s burial, having recently learned that he was his brother. He had requested to meet Hugh before his execution, but Hugh refused.

Mr. and Mrs. Varden, Dolly, and Joe talk...

(The entire section is 618 words.)