Howard's End - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12 Summary

If the Wilcoxes have been worried that Meg would show up and claim her inheritance, they need not have, because Meg knows nothing about it. When Charles had inquires if his mother had ever offered to give Meg anything, the girl declines, saying that Mrs. Wilcox had mentioned a Christmas gift, but nothing more. Meg has only received a simple silver vinaigrette set and seems moved by the gesture.

Helen is writing about her visit in Germany and yet another marriage proposal that Meg let slip by. Helen declines it just as Meg thought she might and only briefly comments on the sad occasion of Mrs. Wilcox's death. Helen marvels to herself how she could have been in such personal turmoil just six months ago and now her life is so cheerful and full.

Meg can only stand back and wonder at the...

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