Chapter 5 Summary

The meeting between Sir Walter and the Crofts proves successful. Without any hesitation on either side, an agreement is reached and dates are set. Sir Walter even admits that Admiral Croft is the most handsome sailor he has ever met. The Elliots will begin moving out immediately and the Crofts will move in before Christmas. The Elliots plan to be settled in Bath by the next month.

Lady Russell hopes Anne will stay with her until after the holidays. She assumes Sir Walter and Elizabeth will not consult Anne in the choice of a house and, therefore, will not need Anne. But Lady Russell finds she has obligations to attend to and must be away from her home. Anne does not want to have to deal with the heat in Bath and is not...

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