Howard's End - Chapter 42 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 42 Summary

The night before, Henry had asked Charles to drive to Howards End in the morning to remove Meg and Helen from the house. It is to be vacated immediately and Charles is the emissary. In addition, when Charles returns to his father later that day he is compelled to explain the circumstances surrounding Leonard Bast's death. The police are saying it was heart failure brought on by extended heart disease. Yes, Charles had hit him with a sword but only the flat edge. He had to swat the man with something as Leonard had intruded on them in the house and he was guilty and should have been thrashed within an inch of his life according to Charles.

Henry leaves for the police station, wanting to hear more details for himself. When he returns, he tells Charles that there will be an inquest...

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