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Emma - Volume 2 Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Volume 2 Chapter 3 Summary

Mr. Knightley discusses the past evening with Emma, attempting to bait her regarding Miss Fairfax. Emma eludes him and does her best to convince him that she truly does like Miss Fairfax. Mr. Knightley seems to be in very high spirits and is about to announce a piece of good news when Miss Bates and Miss Fairfax burst into the room.

The news is that Mr. Elton is going to marry a Miss Hawkins, and Mr. Knightley watches Emma closely to see her reaction. After thanking Emma and Mr. Woodhouse for the leg of pork that they sent over to them, Miss Bates launches into a complete story about this impending marriage. Of course, this was Mr. Knightley's news as well, and Emma is quite shocked and concerned for Harriet.

Harriet has run into Mr. Martin and his sister Elizabeth at a store in Highbury...

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