Chapter Five - Resignation and Acquisition (4)
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a dark cloud hung over Chanter’s House. With the arrival of Rupert and Camilla Jenkyns came the unhappy news that Elizabeth’s father had died a short time before their return, and Elizabeth was beside herself with grief. Her brother was travelling from the West Indies to visit her and his newly acquired lands, but it was December when he arrived and during that time Elizabeth witnessed the depths to which her family could sink. Following her decision to dress in black Arabella followed suit and Elizabeth felt the guilt of Arabella’s unhappiness weigh heavily on her shoulders. The young girl had not been so unhappy in the knowledge of her grandfather’s death until she had witnessed the heartbreak it wrought upon her mother. Imogen, who had anticipated for so long her opportunity to partake in the fam...

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