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JoAnn (Lakeside Musing)
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Amy at New Century Reading
Geri at One More Foggy Notion
Rob at Books are Like Candy Corn
Trish at Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity
Summary of Chapters 28 to 30.
- Zillah informs Ellen that everyone presumed her disappearance had occurred because she fell down a ditch.
- Ellen is fuming when let out of Wuthering Heights and searches for Catherine before she leaves.
- Ellen discovers that her master is at death's door.
- In searching for Catherine, Ellen runs into a very poorly Linton, who informs her that he is now married to Catherine and that she has behaved very badly and been treated accordingly.
- Ellen returns to her master and informs him of what has happened to his daughter. Edgar is determined to change his will before he dies. so Ellen sends for the lawyer Mr Green, who never arrives in time.
- Catherine escapes Wuthering Heights, in time to see her father before he dies.
- Without the will changed, Catherine's home and fortune fall into the hands of Heathcliff.
- Heathcliff insists that Catherine returns to Wuthering Heights.
- Heathcliff admits to Ellen that he has opened up Cathy's grave and that he feels haunted by her.
- The story returns to the present day and Ellen admits to not having seen Catherine since the day she left the house.
- Linton dies shortly after Catherine moves into Wuthering Heights.
- Hareton takes a keen interest in Catherine, only to have his advances coldly spurned.
- Mr Lockwood is disgusted by Heathcliff's treatment and is determined to leave the property the next day.
I have never gone from feeling sorry for a character to absolutely hating them in one book! Heathcliff makes me feel sick, he really is a nasty piece of work. His every action has been thought out, making him very cold and calculating. He is pure evil. Poor Catherine, to be treated so badly, yet she does stand up to Heathcliff.
Another two deaths occur and now I keep wondering will anyone else die before the end of the book, as we are rather running low on characters now. I know who I would like to see splutter his last words of hate.
I am pleased that we are nearing the end now, only one more week to go. I am pleased that I read the book and kept going with it. I think if it hadn't been a joint read along, I would have given up long ago, so I have to thank Softdrinks for keeping us persevering with it.
I shall be hanging up the bunting next week in celebration of the end!