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Emma - Volume 3 Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Volume 3 Chapter 4 Summary

Harriet arrives at Hartfield with a mysterious package. She tells Emma that since she is finally resigned to the loss of Mr. Elton, she will now destroy the mementos she has kept. Emma questions her and Harriet reveals that she has been keeping the end of a pencil he had used, as well as some plaster that was left over from a cut Mr. Elton received while at Hartfield.

Emma is very surprised that Harriet has been keeping these things and feels very ashamed of herself. Harriet decides to burn them both and then announces that she has no plans to ever marry. Emma asks her if this is because of what happened with Mr. Elton, to which Harriet responds in the negative.

However, Emma is able to catch a murmur from Harriet about not being worthy of someone. She immediately deduces that Harriet must...

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