Chapter 46 Summary

Fanny anticipates a letter from Mary. Fanny refused Mary’s offer of taking her back to Mansfield Park but hopes Mary will have sought Sir Thomas’s consent to do so. When the letter arrives, there is no such message. Instead, Mary mysteriously tells Fanny that the rumors about Henry should be disregarded. Henry is blameless. She is not to believe anything she hears because all will eventually be proven wrong.

No rumors had reached Fanny, so she is confused by Mary’s letter. Mary had mentioned Maria’s name and written something about the Rushworths having gone to Mansfield Park. Fanny cannot figure out what about those three people would make her worry. She cared little about Maria and Mr. Rushworth, and her...

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