Wolf by the Ears - Mid-May 1820, That Same Night Summary & Analysis

Ann Rinaldi
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Mid-May 1820, That Same Night Summary

After Thruston leaves, Harriet is upset, so she begins to walk through the house. In the dining room, where the candle has burned low and left it in darkness, Harriet stands looking into the tearoom and thinking of everything Thruston said. While standing there, Harriet realizes that Charles Bankhead is in the parlor doorway.

Bankhead is drunk and angry that Burwell will not let him have brandy. Bankhead walks toward Harriet and asks if she knows where the brandy is. Harriet politely tells him that Burwell has the only key. Bankhead takes a good look at Harriet and decides he does not need brandy. Bankhead comments on how grown up Harriet has become. Before Harriet realizes what is happening, Bankhead pulls Harriet into his arms and begins forcing his kisses on her.

Harriet has never been kissed...

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