Death Comes to Pemberley - Book 2, Chapters 1-5 Summary & Analysis

P.D. James
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At the opening of chapter one, Elizabeth reaches out to her sister and Lydia rejects her in favor of Jane. Darcy speaks with Pratt about his account of what happened. Pratt says he doesn’t know where Wickham and Captain Denny are, but that Lydia’s screaming was startling the horses and then they heard the gun shots. As Lydia is being taken upstairs, she charges Mr. Darcy and demands to know why he hasn’t gone to find Wickham and Cpt. Denny. Mr. Darcy, Alveston, and Pratt all prepare to go on the expedition to find the men. Col. Fitzwilliam returns.

Chapter two opens with information about the upkeep at Pemberley. The estate is well-cared for, but the woodland didn’t receive much attention. Darcy, Alveston, Col. Fitzwilliam and Pratt take the Piggott’s chaise to the woodland because it has...

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