• Jordan is in bed with Lady Catherine Harrington and spies his mother out the window just completing a sexual liaison with Lord Harrington.
• Jordan mentions the fact to Lady Catherine, who says she already knew his mother is having an affair with her husband.
• Her seeming indifference shocks Jordan and only adds to his low opinion of women in general.
• Alexandra studies Socrates with her grandfather and discusses caterpillars as a side track.
• She hopes she is a caterpillar that will turn into a beautiful butterfly.
• Her grandfather points out that beauty is subjective.
• Alexandra is thirteen and still believes in the inherent goodness of humankind.
• Nine years have passed since Chapter 1 and Jordan wounds a man in a duel over the man' wife's honor--Elizabeth Grangerfield.
• Jordan decides not to have sex with married women anymore.
• Leticia Bildrup thinks Elizabeth Grangerfield behaves disgracefully by chasing Jordan...
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