Chapters 31-33 Summary

Margaret and Henry are married in a small, quiet ceremony. Helen is invited but does not attend. She is traveling and sends frivolous excuses, but Margaret senses that Helen does not want to face Henry. Margaret sends her sister a long letter in which she encourages Helen not to judge Henry.

Margaret settles into her new life. She discovers one morning that she will not be living in Oniton when Henry announces he has rented out the house. He tells her that the house was too damp for them to live in. When Margaret asks why he had bought the place, Henry confesses he did so for his daughter, Evie. She had wanted to live there. She chose the house without completing a thorough investigation, and then shortly after the...

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