Chapters 17-19 Summary

Margaret is frustrated because she cannot find a new house for herself and her siblings. She also finds all their possessions a heavy load when she contemplates moving. They have lived in the same house all their lives and have many pieces of furniture that are more sentimental than practical. Some pieces belonged to their father, others to their mother; therefore, they cannot get rid of them even if the items are no longer needed or wanted. The sisters’ annual visit to their Aunt Juley’s home at Swanage is fast approaching, and Margaret had hoped to have a home established before they left.

To take a break from her worries, Margaret accepts a lunch invitation from Evie Wilcox, who has recently become engaged. Upon...

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