Chapter 10 Summary

Edmund Bertrom and Mary Crawford have left Fanny sitting on a bench in the woods. Fanny was tired and needed to rest. Edmund told her that he and Mary would return in just a few minutes. But an hour later, Fanny has not seen them.

Henry and Maria approach her. Mr. Rushworth is with them. Henry has been making suggestions about how Rushworth might transform his acreage. They notice an iron gate nearby and look beyond it to a knoll. From that small raised hill, Henry suggests, they could gain a better view of the land. But when they attempt to open the gate, they find it is locked.

Rushworth had meant to bring the key with him but had forgotten it back at the house. He volunteers to retrieve it so that they...

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