Chapter 23 Summary

Anne has not discussed with Lady Russell what she has learned about Mr. Elliot from Mrs. Smith, but she concludes that the matter must wait. She has other, more pressing, and more interesting thoughts in her head. She promised to spend the day with the Musgroves, and she hopes that Captain Wentworth will be among them.

She hurries over to the hotel where the Musgroves are staying and finds that Mrs. Croft has already arrived. Also there are Captain Harville and Captain Wentworth. Soon after her arrival, Captain Wentworth tells Captain Harville that he will write the letter they discussed if Harville will supply the writing materials, which he does. As Mrs. Musgrove is busy providing details to Mrs. Croft about the...

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