And now for your reading pleasure, a recap of my latest tweets from Persuasion, Chapter 11:
So welcoming are the Harvilles to the whole party that Anne cannot help but think, "These would have been all my friends."
Staying with the Harvilles is Capt. Benwick, who is mourning the loss of his dead fiancée, sister of Capt. Harville.
Anne befriends Capt. Benwick by talking to him of his other great love, poetry. She relates to his sense of loss.
And yet, she thinks, "[Benwick] is younger than I am; …He will rally again, and be happy with another."
END OF CHAPTER 11. Next up: A succession of life-changing events.