Chapter 14 Summary

Louisa is now sitting up in bed, though she still feels weak. Her thoughts are clearer but she is very sensitive to noises and even acts of kindness to her. She requires a very stable environment. The Musgroves hoped to take her home for the Christmas holidays, but it is obvious that Louisa is not yet ready to travel.

During her stay in Lyme, Mrs. Musgrove does her best to entertain all the children. She takes the Harvilles’ children with her to the lodge where she and her family are staying. She also makes sure that the Harvilles are supplied with as many commodities from Uppercross as will make their care of Louisa as easy as possible. Then the Musgroves return home, taking with them the Harville children to...

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