Chapter 8 Summary

As time passes, Anne often finds herself in the company of Captain Wentworth. Although they share dinners at the Musgroves, they seldom speak to one another. In his conversations with others, though, Wentworth often makes references to the time when he and she had been in love. Anne takes these allusions to be secret insinuations that only he and she understand. For instance, he often refers to the time before he went to sea, which corresponds to the time they were together. Sometimes he interjects a phrase such as “that happened in the year six,” which was the year they were in love. Every time she hears him making these references, it stirs her emotions. She cannot imagine that he is not also affected by these memories.

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