Chapters 46-50 Summary
Chapter 46: After church on Sunday, Adam finally decides to see Hetty in her cell before the execution. Hetty, clinging tightly to Dinah, apologizes for her dereliction of affection for him and asks his forgiveness, Adam says he'd forgiven her a long time ago. They exchange a few words, and finally embrace and kiss like two lovers who know they will soon be parted forever. As they begin to say farewell, Hetty, Dinah and Adam hear the rustling of jailers as preparations for her hanging proceed. Solemnly and sadly, Adam departs.
Chapter 47: As the last moments approach, Dinah clutches Hetty and asks her to join in an unending prayer to God for mercy. Just at that time, a sweaty and crazed Arthur Donnithorne rides into Stoniton with a legal pardon in one hand, waving it in the air. He rides directly to the sheriff, who knows him, and hands...