Villette - Study Guide Chapter 40, The Happy Pair Summary & Analysis

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The morning after the festival, Ginevra Fanshawe has disappeared. Madame Beck is astounded but able to cast the blame towards Madame Cholmondeley. Lucy is the only one with a clue as to what happened, since she knows about the unlocked door and the waving handkerchief. It seems that Ginevra has eloped, and her uncle confirms the news.

Ginevra sends Lucy a letter and tells her that de Hamal was the nun that she saw. He had access to the college that bordered the garden because his nephews attend school there, and he is a good climber. He would scale the walls and come down the tree. Then, he would enter the school through a skylight and meet Ginevra. Ginevra says that he had several close calls and was startled by Lucy herself on more than one occasion. Ginevra is amazed that...

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