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Emma - Volume 3 Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Volume 3 Chapter 16 Summary

Emma is relieved to find that Harriet does not want to visit her, making it much easier to exclude her from what is going on at Hartfield. She decides to call on Miss Fairfax in the hopes of putting things right with her.

However, when she arrives Mrs. Elton is already there and it is impossible for her to get a word in edgewise. The discussion centers on Miss Fairfax's recovery and Mr. Woodhouse's feeling better.

Mr. Elton arrives, out of sorts and very overheated. He was supposed to meet Mr. Knightley at Donwell Abbey, but Mr. Knightley was nowhere to be found. He mentions running into Mr. Larkin, who seemed very upset and told him Mr. Knightley was not at home. Mr. Elton did not believe him, and traveled all over the fields just to make sure Mr. Knightley was not at home. Emma...

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