Chapter 21 Summary

Alone in her room, Catherine takes some time to look around her new quarters, although she knows she is expected for dinner shortly. The room is different from how Henry had described it. There are no tapestries hanging on the wall, behind which strangers might lurk. The large windows let in much sunlight. The room is not scary, as Henry had laughingly suggested.

There is an unusual wooden chest, though. It is large and pushed to one side as if in an attempt to partially conceal it. Catherine is drawn to it. Henry had mentioned a chest, and she is anxious to explore this one. She struggles with the lock and the heavy weight of the lid. Just as she is opening it, Eleanor enters the room. Eleanor calmly alludes to the...

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