Chapter 12 Summary

In Lyme the next morning, Anne and Henrietta are the first to get up and decide to go for a walk along the beach as they wait for the others to awaken. They are soon joined by Louisa and Wentworth and the others, then they all head to breakfast together. On their way, a very elegant young man in stylish clothes, who demonstrates gentlemanly manners, steps to the side to allow them to pass. The man pays special attention to Anne and stares at her as she walks by. Anne notices this. She also sees that Wentworth reacts to this man by watching him and then by looking back at Anne to see what the young man was looking at. Anne feels as if Wentworth sees her through new eyes, and possibly he approves of her looks more than he had...

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