Tess of the d'Urbervilles Chapter 32
Angel finally corners Tess into picking December 31 as their wedding date because he is ready to move on to another branch of farming and the dairy will have enough time to find new help if they leave in late December. Angel plans to move on to a flour mill near the old d'Urberville manor, and he's rented rooms in the manor house while they are there as a surprise for Tess. Tess still wishes "[t]hat it would always be summer and autumn, and you always courting me, and always thinking as much of me as you have done through the past summertime!" Chapter 32, pg. 199 She still doesn't know how to tell him her secret.