Chapter 19 Summary

Sir Thomas surprises everyone with his premature return to Mansfield Park. No one is sure of how Sir Thomas will react to what they have been doing.

Once they compose themselves, Tom, Edmund, Maria, Julia, Lady Bertram, and Mrs. Norris all move toward the drawing room to greet Sir Thomas. With the Bertrams gone, Mr. Rushworth continually asks if he should go into the drawing room too. He is immobilized until Henry Crawford tells him that he should indeed join the rest of the family.

The Crawfords then decide to leave, telling Yates that he is welcome to go with them to their home. Yates, not knowing Sir Thomas's nature, does not see why he should have to leave. He is so engrossed in the play, Yates expects...

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