Villette - Chapter 22, The Letter Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 22, The Letter Summary

Lucy begs a candle from Goton and goes up to the dormitory to read her note in peace, but she finds Ginevra Fanshawe in the room, pretending to be asleep. Lucy takes her letter up to a cold, dark garret to read it. It is a long, kind letter. Lucy realizes that she is a bit ridiculous to make something so simple into such an important thing, but she never receives any letters. It makes her happy that someone was kind enough to think of her.

In the garret, Lucy suddenly hears a strange noise. She is startled and looks up to see a dark figure, a nun, in the middle of the room. She shrieks and runs from the room. Rather than running to the refectory, where the students are, she runs to Madame Beck's sitting room, where she is sitting with...

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