The reader is introduced to Carol Milford, a beautiful, young woman trying to find her place in the world. Fearing a mundane life, Carol turns down a suitor in order to pursue a more bohemian lifestyle.
M. Morrel is saved from bankruptcy.
by Jules Verne
Land and Aronnax discuss the possible heading of the Nautilus. Captain Nemo and Aronnax discuss the dangers of the Red Sea.
While attending a formal dinner for Ellen, Newland takes notice of the attendees' new kindness toward the honored guest.
Jane sees little of Rochester during his first days at Thornfield. One night, however, in his “after-dinner mood,” Rochester sends for Jane and Adèle. He gives Adèle the present she has been anxiously awaiting, and while Adèle plays, Rochester is uncharacteristically chatty with Jane. When Rochester asks Jane whether she thinks him handsome, she answers “no” without thinking, and from Rochester’s voluble reaction Jane concludes that he is slightly drunk. Rochester’s command that she converse with him makes Jane feel awkward, especially because he goes on to argue that her relationship to him is not one of servitude. Their conversation turns to the concepts of sin, forgiveness, and redemption. When Adèle mentions her mother, Jane is intrigued, and Rochester promises to explain more about the situation on a future occasion.
Napoleon is blamed for a number of problems.
by Andrew Lang
How a prince overcomes an evil magician and wins a princess.
The Count of Monte Cristo leaves Paris with Maximilian, and then he visits his old house where Mercedes now lives.
Jane closes her school for Christmas and spends a happy time with her newfound cousins at Moor House. Diana and Mary are delighted with the improvements Jane has made at the school, but St. John seems colder and more distant than ever. He tells Jane that Rosamond is engaged to a rich man named Mr. Granby. One day, he asks Jane to give up her study of German and instead to learn “Hindustani” with him—the language he is learning to prepare for missionary work in India. As time goes by, St. John exerts a greater and greater influence on Jane; his power over her is almost uncanny. This leaves Jane feeling empty, cold, and sad, but she follows his wishes. At last, he asks her to go to India with him to be a missionary—and to be his wife. She agrees to go to India as a missionary but says that she will not be his wife because they are not in love. St. John harshly insists that she marry him, declaring that to refuse his proposal is the same as to deny the Christian faith. He abruptly leaves the room.
Judge Jaffrey Pyncheon passes by the little store. Hepzibah is also visited by Uncle Venner who gives her advise on shopkeeping. At the end of the day, Phoebe arrives unaware that the letter she sent in advance never arrived. Hepzibah tells her she can only stay one night because she might disturb Clifford.
A search commences for the missing women. Hawkeye warns Heyward not to be too hasty in his actions.
George rethinks his choices, turning to Amelia once more.
Mr. Micawber considers a move abroad. Tommy Traddles has good news for both the Wickfield's and Miss Betsey. David and Miss Betsey attend a funeral.
by Andrew Lang
A down-on-his-luck man seeks a long-lost treasure and finds wealth and happiness.
by Jack London
The exhausted sled team arrives at Skaguay, where they meet their new owners.
Luzhin, realizing his engagement with Dunya is ending, regrets his decisions.
A young couple goes to a great and tragic lengths to be re-united.
Essentially homeless, Jurgis runs into a woman who attended his wedding and is given Marija's address. Jurgis visits Marija right before the police arrive to raid the house. Jurgis learns that Marija has been working as a prostitute and is addicted to morphine. Jurgis is arrested again.
Raskolnikov visits Porfiry Petrovich at the police station, presenting him with a request for the items from the pawnbroker's shop.
Mole, accompanied by his new friends, returns to his home. Mole sends for groceries in order to feed his guests.
by Victor Hugo
Her spirit broken, Esmeralda is taken to her cell, in the Tournelle. After some time has pased Claude Frollo visits the condemned prisoner, eventually professing his love for her.
The narrator describes the other worldly nature of Landor's Cottage.
The French and Indian war rages on as the author describes the many dangers of the land surrounding the Fort William Henry.
David receives a welcomed letter from Dora's aunt, prompting David to pay visit.