Persuasion - Study Guide Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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The Crofts meet Sir Elliot and Elizabeth and quickly agree to rent Kellynch. Sir Walter Elliot thinks that Admiral Croft is the most hansom sailor he has seen and tells him so. Although the rental agreement goes smoothly, Anne's plans to leave for Bath are interrupted. Mary, Sir Elliot's youngest daughter, often claims to be ill and looks to Anne for help She orders Anne to come to her home, Uppercross Cottage, instead of going to Bath with Sir Elliot and Elizabeth. Elizabeth agrees, saying that, "nobody will want [Anne] in Bath."

Lady Russell is happy that Anne will stay nearby until she is able to take Anne to Bath herself. However, she is suddenly distressed when she realizes that Mrs. Clay intends to go with Sir Elliot and Elizabeth to Bath under the pretense of helping Elizabeth set up their house. Sir Elliot, Elizabeth and Mrs...

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