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The House of Mirth Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2: Chapter 3 Summary

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Book 2: Chapter 3 Summary

Selden receives a telegram from Lily that George Dorset is coming to see him. He waits for Dorset, and hears his sordid tale. After his meeting with Selden, George Dorset returns to the Sabrina, where the air is tense. Lily is bewildered and a little afraid of Bertha's attitude, which seems to indicate that she thinks it is she who has been wronged, not her husband. Everyone aboard the ships tries to appear as though nothing is wrong. The only apparent difference is that Ned Silverton, Bertha's lover, has not been seen since the incident.

The next morning, Lily meets Selden, and he tells her that he believes the couple has been able to reconcile their differences, and that they will most likely not divorce after all. Although he reassures her that nothing will come of the incident, he is concerned for Lily's safety in...

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