Chapter 27 Summary
Edmund is waiting in Fanny's special room when she returns home. Fanny is surprised to find him sitting at her writing desk, pen in hand. Edmund tells Fanny that he was writing a letter to her. He stands and gives her a small package and tells her to open it. Inside, Fanny finds a gold chain.
It is for her cross, Edmund says. At first Fanny does not know what to do. Mary had just given her the other gold chain, the one that Henry had bought for his sister. Fanny would much rather wear Edmund's chain. Her feelings for him are so much stronger than for Mary or Henry. She tells Edmund the story of how she acquired the other chain. Then she says she must give the other chain back to Mary, but Edmund will not hear of...
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