This chapter consists of a few letters from Susan to Augusta.
Susan describes how much she's been sketching lately, usually following Emelita around and drawing every last thing that she does.
Susan also tells Augusta about a house that Emelita has suggested that she and Oliver buy. But, it only has a mere 12 rooms. How will they ever survive?
In addition, Susan comes across a market that she desperately wants to draw. She begs Emelita to join her the following morning for a sketch session, and Emelita reluctantly agrees, nervous because it is considered inappropriate for women to go out alone.
The sketch session goes fine, but Emelita and company seem to feel like the whole adventure was a "mortal sin" (5.4.31). Susan vows to come back, but alone next time.
Susan ends the letter with her excitement that Oliver will be back home in a mere week.