Villette - Chapter 25, The Little Countess Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 25, The Little Countess Summary

Graham and the count arrive at the Terrace and are eagerly greeted by the three women. They stand by the stove in the kitchen to warm up, and Paulina merrily dances around as they talk. As Mr. Home and Mrs. Bretton talk, Graham teases Paulina, offering her a drink of "old October" and telling her that it is sweet. She persists that she wants it until he gives her a sip, and then she discovers that she does not like it. Lucy can see that Graham remembers the child.

The next morning, snow has fallen, and it is cold out. Paulina persuades her father not to go out, and the five of them enjoy breakfast together. Mr. Home teasingly says that he wants to get rid of his daughter and send her to school, and he asks Mrs. Bretton if she...

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