Chapter 26 Summary

A beautiful new day is beginning at Manderley, a day of peace, quietude, and grace. Whatever else happens today, Manderley will stay at peace. The girl is up early, but she lets her husband sleep, as the day ahead of them will “be a weary thing and long.” Their future lies in the hands of an unknown doctor named Baker.

After her bath, the girl hears Danvers quietly unlock the bedroom door and the day becomes real to the girl. After Clarice brings tea, the girl wakes her husband. As he bathes, his wife packs a suitcase, knowing they might have to stay in London tonight. As the girl leaves her bedroom and goes downstairs, she feels emptiness all around her and it saddens her. Crawley will wait at Manderley until de...

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