Villette - Chapter 24, M. de Bassompierre Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 24, M. de Bassompierre Summary

For the next seven weeks, Lucy is alone at the school. The Brettons do not call or write. At first, Lucy is a little worried that something has happened to them, but then she decides that these periods of loneliness are just part of her life. She does not blame the Brettons but instead concentrates on her German and her lace-work. She spends some time rereading the letters.

One night, Ginevra returns from a night out filled with complaints. She has been visiting her Uncle de Bassompierre, and she does not like him or his daughter. Ginevra thinks her cousin is spoiled and cannot stand that they are pampering her because she was injured at the theater a few weeks ago. Lucy realizes that this is the young lady she met. She discovers that Mrs. Bretton and Dr. John have been...

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