Chapter 13 Summary

The next morning, Lily wakes up feeling happy after her wonderful evening. She finds two notes waiting for her. One is from Lawrence Selden. He is going to be out of town until dinnertime today, but he wants to see her tomorrow. Reading it, she feels a bit dismayed. She hopes he knows that last night’s kiss was nothing she meant to repeat. Her first impulse is to refuse to see him, but a feeling of happiness lingers from the evening. She offers to meet him at four o’clock the next day. As she writes the note, she tells herself that she can put him off later.

The other note is from Mrs. Trenor, asking Lily to meet for dinner tonight. Lily is pleased because Mrs. Trenor has recently been acting cold. It is unclear...

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