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Sense and Sensibility Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 40 Summary

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Chapter 40 Summary

Mrs. Jennings quickly congratulates Elinor for her relationship with Colonel Brandon. She asks Elinor a series of non-specific questions, and Elinor answers with statements about Brandon's generosity. Mrs. Jennings misunderstands, not knowing about Brandon's offer of a position for Edward, and thinks that Brandon has asked Elinor to immediately tell Edward about their engagement. She then thinks that Edward will be the minister at the wedding. Mrs. Jennings then leaves, and sends a surprised Edward up to talk to Elinor.

Elinor is shocked to see Edward, but quickly recovers to tell him about Brandon's offer. Edward is shocked but pleased, and thanks her for her part in making the offer possible. He asks how he can thank Brandon and sets off to his lodgings to do so. Mrs. Jennings re-enters and asks if Edward will be performing the ceremony. Elinor finally tells her that she and Brandon...

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