Franz and Albert ask their host, Signor Pastrini to procure a cart and ox for them, since a carriage cannot be found during Carnival. After a short while Signor Pastrini returns with an invitation to join the Count of Monte Cristo's carriage.
Jasper, having arrived in London, returns to his old haunts. Datchery has an interesting conversation with the "Royal Highness the Princess Puffer."
This passage is a continuation of the author's discussion of number word origins.
Holmes calls Watson to witness his last move in a case about the murder of a colonel. His wife is the prime suspect because they were having an argument when he died.
by Bram Stoker
The group confronts the gypsies transporting Dracula. The fates of each are revealed.
Eliza pays a visit to Higgins and Pickering.
Phoebe helps Hepzibah make breakfast while noticing her strange behavior. Clifford comes downsrtairs to breakfast and ignores his sister, Hepzibah. When she explains her new occupation as shopkeeper, Clifford assures her that he is not ashamed of her, but weeps over his own life.
While still in London with Steerforth, David pays a visit to Peggotty and receives good news about Little Em'ly and Ham.
Frederic explains to Hippolita that he is destined by Heaven to do her harm. When she explains that she understands, it grieves him.
An unnamed narrator tells how a Parisian detective, Auguste Dupin, solves a case of a “purloined letter.” The letter belonged to the Queen, and the man who took it had switched it with a plain letter, and was using the information contained in the stolen letter to blackmail the Queen. The police Prefect wants Dupin to figure out how to catch the man, and Dupin reasons his way through the case, eventually nabbing the thief by using his own technique against him—switching letters back.
The Baron imprisons Osbert and Alleyn. Alleyn soon returns to Athlin with stories of his escape.
Hawkeye, Uncas, and the Delaware warriors battle the Hurons. Cora is located, but all does not go as planned. Magua attempts to escape once more.
The guests stay at Thornfield for several days. Rochester and Blanche compete as a team at charades. From watching their interaction, Jane believes that they will be married soon though they do not seem to love one another. Blanche would be marrying Rochester for his wealth, and he for her beauty and her social position. One day, a strange man named Mr. Mason arrives at Thornfield. Jane dislikes him at once because of his vacant eyes and his slowness, but she learns from him that Rochester once lived in the West Indies, as he himself has done. One evening, a gypsy woman comes to Thornfield to tell the guests’ fortunes. Blanche Ingram goes first, and when she returns from her talk with the gypsy woman she looks keenly disappointed.
The central character, John Melmoth, is a scholar who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for 150 extra years of life and spends that time searching for someone who will take over the pact for him; the novel actually takes place in the present, but this backstory is revealed through several nested stories-within-a-story that work backwards through time (usually through the Gothic trope of old books).
he men set out in search of Rochford. They meet and Indian chief.
The English leave the fort only to encounter a ruthless attack by the Indians. In the chaos that follows, Maqua takes another hostage.
by Victor Hugo
Having been with his garrison for a period, the recovered Captain Phoebus arrives in Notre Dame as the crowd gathers for punishment of Esmeralda. Upon seeing Captain Phoebus, the condemned Esmeralda collapses just before she is rescued by Quasimoto.
George Washington's Farewell Address was written to "The People of the United States" near the end of his second term as President of the United States and before his retirement to Mount Vernon.
by Emily Holder
The following is an account written by Emily Holder describing her memories of Fort Jefferson. They tell the poignant and often fascinating story of the hardships, isolation and drama of daily life at the Dry Tortugas in the nineteenth century.
A few abandoned items, which include a pair of broken binoculars and a notebook, are found by a farmhand. The notebook has some macabre commentary, but is incomplete because it is missing the first few pages. It has been studied and it appears to have remnants of blood.
Preparations for Jane and Rochester’s wedding do not run smoothly. Mrs. Fairfax treats Jane coldly because she doesn’t realize that Jane was already engaged to Rochester when she allowed him to kiss her. But even after she learns the truth, Mrs. Fairfax maintains her disapproval of the marriage. Jane feels unsettled, almost fearful, when Rochester calls her by what will soon be her name, Jane Rochester. Jane explains that everything feels impossibly ideal, like a fairy-tale or a daydream. Rochester certainly tries to turn Jane into a Cinderella-like figure: he tells her he will dress her in jewels and in finery befitting her new social station, at which point Jane becomes terrified and self-protective. She has a premonitory feeling that the wedding will not happen, and she decides to write her uncle, John Eyre, who is in Madeira. Jane reasons that if John Eyre were to make her his heir, her inheritance might put her on more equal footing with Rochester, which would make her feel less uncomfortable about the marriage.
David arrives at Aunt Betsey's house.
The Micawbers and Tommy Traddles attend a dinner at David's apartment. Littimer visits David in search of Steerforth. David advises Tommy in regards to Mr. Micawber's situation.
Sherlock Holmes is faced with the case of the Lord St. Simon marriage in which the bride disappears after the ceremony, excusing herself to her room claiming to have a sudden indisposition.