Chapter 7 Summary

News of Captain Wentworth’s arrival at Kellynch causes a stir in the Musgrove houses. Mr. Musgrove goes immediately to Kellynch and invites the Captain and the Crofts to dinner. He comes home to announce their acceptance, though he is disappointed that they could not make it earlier than next week.

Anne is agitated by the prospects of finally reuniting with Wentworth. On the night of the dinner, one of Mary’s sons suffers a bad fall that causes him great pain. A doctor is summoned—there are no broken bones. Then Charles and Mary discuss the altered arrangements that must be made. At first, both parents offer to stay at home and miss the planned dinner with Wentworth. But after seeing how their son is improving,...

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