The Favored Child - Chapters 21 and 22 Summary & Analysis

Philippa Gregory
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Chapters 21 and 22 Summary

Julia receives a letter from James on the day of the Maying, telling her that he'll have sufficient money to build a great house. Julia rides to Wideacre Hall, where work is progressing on the house James is overseeing. Julia is in a dream state when she realizes that Richard is kissing her and is on top of her. The rape is brutal and fast with Richard suddenly running away and leaving Julia bleeding and with a broken wrist. She struggles to her feet and encounters Jem who says that Sea Mist returned home with her saddle askew, prompting a search for Julia. When she arrives at the house, Richard meets her, helping her from her horse and silently squeezing her when Celia asks what happened. Julia allows them to believe that she was thrown and doesn't tell about the rape.

That night, Ralph informs...

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