Evelina - Volume 3, Letters 12-15 (pages 475-496) Summary & Analysis

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Volume 3, Letters 12-15 (pages 475-496)

Rev. Villars agrees that Evelina must confront Sir John because he is certain she is the rightful heir. There are obviously some strange circumstances in this affair concerning the alleged Miss Belmont. He sends a letter from Lady Belmont to Sir John in which she addresses him on behalf of their child, promising forgiveness for his betrayal if he receives Evelina as his lawful successor.

On October 3, while Sir Clement continues to plague Evelina, Lord Orville studiously avoids her, causing her to worry that the sudden change in her behavior was improper. Finding Evelina alone the next day, Sir Clement flings himself at her feet, begging for hope. When Lord Orville sees them and starts to turn back, she calls out to him, demanding Sir Clement release her. She runs away as he intervenes. Later...

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