When last we left Catherine, she returned home after John Thorpe lied and tricked her into a carriage ride, only to hear that Henry and Eleanor Tilney had shown up just minutes after she left with Thorpe.
Here is the next chapter:
Eager to make amends, Catherine goes to the Tilneys'—and is turned away by their servant. She is "dejected and humbled."
That night she forgets her woes for a bit @ the theatre—till she spots Henry in an opposite box; he bows coldly—no smiles for Catherine.
was restlessly miserable; she could almost have run round to the box in which
he sat and forced him to hear her explanation."
@ the play's end says C 2 Henry: "Oh!...I have been quite wild to speak to you, and make my apologies. You must have thought me so rude"
"But indeed it was not my own fault …I had ten thousand times rather have been with you; now had not I, Mrs. Allen?"
"'My dear, you tumble my gown,' was Mrs. Allen's reply." But Catherine's words do their magic on Henry.
Even more so when
she adds: "If Mr. Thorpe would only have stopped, I would have jumped out
and run after you."
"Is there a Henry in the world who could be insensible to such a declaration? Henry Tilney at least was not."
And so he was back to his charming, attentive self. And Catherine "was, upon the whole, one of the happiest creatures in the world."
[Felicity Jones as Catherine Morland in the 2007 adaptation of Northanger Abbey.]