Chapter 14 Summary

The morning after the Brys’ party, Gerty Farish wakes up happy. She lives a humble little life that is normally far removed from any sort of glamour. Last night’s peek into the world of high society has left her reeling with amazement and pleasure. The evening was made perfect by the fact that she got to spend it with her cousin, Lawrence Selden, whom she secretly loves.

Gerty has noticed the attraction between Selden and Lily, and she is actually pleased by it. She lives with the assumption that she will always be a poor and independent old maid. An unselfish person by both nature and habit, Gerty feels happy just witnessing a romance between two people who are important to her.

Gerty’s feelings shift...

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