Chapter 10 Summary

Charles Hayter has not visited the Musgroves for several days. This does not go unnoticed. So when the Musgrove sisters appear at Mary’s door one morning and suggest that they all take a walk, Mary is unsuspecting where the walk will take them. All that the Musgrove sisters tell Mary is that it will be a long walk. Anne suspects that the young women have defined this as a “long” walk to dissuade Mary from joining them, and she notices a bit of contempt on the sisters’ faces when Mary accepts their invitation. Although she does not feel much like a walk herself, Anne agrees to go along, hoping she will be able to defuse some of Mary’s banter, which can be annoying. As they are about to leave, Charles Musgrove and Captain...

(The entire section is 700 words.)