Evelina - Volume 2, Letters 20-23 (pages 350-379) Summary & Analysis

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Volume 2, Letters 20-23 (pages 350-379)

Evelina receives a letter from Mr. Macartney in which he credits her with rescuing him from certain destruction. He explains that he fell in love with the daughter of an English gentleman in Paris, but her father objected so they dueled and he injured the man. On her deathbed, Mr. Macartney's mother informs him that the father of his beloved is also his father! His beloved sister is to be sent to her aunt in England, and Mr. Macartney waits for her here. Unfortunately, there have been delays in her journey which led to his poverty. As such, he had resolved to resort to highway robbery. He purchased two pistols accordingly, and this is the fate from which Evelina saved him.

Evelina's adventures on June 30 prevent her from sleeping. While watching fireworks at Marybone Gardens...

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