Chapter 7 Summary

Edmund asks Fanny what she thinks of Mary. Edmund was a little put off by comments Mary had made the night before. Mary had complained about an uncle, and Edmund thought it was impolite to criticize a family member in such a public gathering. Fanny agrees with him. But when Fanny states that she thinks Mary displayed ingratitude in speaking about her uncle, Edmund corrects Fanny, making Mary's social infraction seem less important than it was.

This makes Fanny realize that she and Edmund might be pursuing different paths. Edmund is much more infatuated with Mary than Fanny is. Edmund also recognizes that he might be falling in love with Mary, though he does not admit this out loud.

The narrative then sheds...

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