Chapters 20-23 Summary

Mr. Wilcox arrives at Aunt Juley’s home. He has things to discuss with Margaret so they walk into town alone. It takes Margaret a while to realize that Wilcox wants to talk about money. She then becomes excited about the topic, but it is obvious that Wilcox does not really want her input—he merely wants to tell her what his ideas are. When he mentions that he wants to be fair with everyone as to how to distribute his money, Margaret asks him how much money he has. Wilcox is put off by this question; he feels that Margaret far too forward on the topic. There is no need for her to know how much he owns, he tells her, as long as she realizes that he needs to take care of his children and assure them that their inheritance will not...

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