Cakes and Ale: Or the Skeleton in the Cupboard - Chapters 15-21 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 15-21 Summary

While Ted writes at night, Rosie goes out to dinner with her friends. She rarely dines with William, but they often go to music halls or theaters, particularly the Canterbury. William discovers that Rosie is a great reader, particularly of the histories of queens and mistresses of royal personages. She enjoys gossiping about Blackstable, about which she keeps in touch through biweekly visits to her mother in Haversham. Rosie is not a great talker, but includes her companions in "persuasive well-being." Hillier once claims to William that he makes her beautiful by bringing out her silveriness. Rosie blushes at this, is amused, surprised, and pleased. William watches her behavior with Hillier, Forde, and Retford, but finds it merely comradely. Her smile remains mysterious.

William and Rosie go to dinner at the Café Monico and a show at the Haymarket Theater after...

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