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Persuasion Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 12 Summary

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Chapter 12 Summary

While walking back from the beach on their second morning away, the group passes a gentleman who seems to think Anne is a very handsome young woman. Captain Wentworth sees the look the gentleman gives Anne and agrees that Anne looks quite good. The man they pass turns out to be Mr. Elliot, Sir Walter Elliot's heir, who refused to marry Elizabeth. The group does not learn the man's identity until after he leaves the inn.

After breakfast, the group goes for one last walk along the sea. Captain Harville, Mrs. Harville and Captain Benwick join them. At every staircase they descend, Louisa runs around and Captain Wentworth catches her as she hops from higher ground. The last time she does this, Captain Wentworth warns her that it is not a good idea. She jumps anyway and falls hard to the ground. Her body is suddenly lifeless...

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