Dancing at Midnight - Chapters 17-18 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 17-18 Summary

Unfortunately, Ned has still not arrived, and Belle's parents do not even know about the ceremony, but Belle feels that they have to start, all the same. Persephone plays the piano and the minister appears to be drunk as they start the ceremony in Belle's house. Ned arrives shortly after they've begun, though, and they decide to start all over again. After the semi-disastrous ceremony, Belle realizes that she's forgotten all about a reception, and has nothing to serve her guests. It is a good opportunity, however, for John to talk with Alex, and enlist his help, which he does. He tells Alex all about George Spencer, and how this man might be him. Alex promises to help, and will be back in touch with John later on. Finally, Belle and John spend their wedding night together.

The next morning, John tells Belle that he...

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