Tess of the d'Urbervilles Chapter 24
In July the weather was too hot to bring the cows to the barn for milking, so the men and women went to the pastures to milk. On one of these warm days, Angel confesses his love for Tess while they are out in the pasture. He impulsively comes over to where she is working. He hugs her and tells her how much he cares for her. Tess, surprised by his sudden declaration, feels that their feelings for each other are inevitable and she can no longer stop her love for him. Although she vowed that she would not love any man because of her past, she cannot help but love Angel. She still feels unworthy of him, but she sees that their destinies are entwined forever.