Restoration - Part 1, Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 6 Summary

After Pearce leaves, Merivel discovers Celia in his withdrawal room (his sanctuary when things got a little much), admiring the "Indian Nightingale." This time Celia is civil to him, and they have a pleasant conversation. When Celia wants to hear the bird sing, Merivel gathers his oboe and plays it for the bird. Because his playing is so bad, he and Celia burst into uncontrollable laughter while the bird sings away. They leave on good terms, and Celia accepts Merivel's invitation for supper.

While at supper, a letter arrives from the King summoning Merivel to London by the morning. Merivel leaves immediately, and after the twelve-hour ride, he meets the King at his Psychic Garden. The King explains that Celia has asked the King to give up his other mistresses and love only her. For this the King has banished her. The bottom line is...

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