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Austenland Chapter 17

By Shannon Hale

Chapter 17

Day 19

  • After a morning date with her paint set, Jane goes to the gardener Martin's cabin and knocks on the door. He's not there.
  • Back at the house, Mr. Nobley asks to see Jane's paintings. Be still, her heart.
  • Mr. Nobley tells Jane the paintings are beautiful (even though they have creepy eyes). Then he asks her to reserve the first two dances with him at the ball.
  • She agrees, even though she fears that his interest in her is just an act. Hey, at least he's a good actor, and not, say, Vin Diesel. (Don't hurt us, Vin. We love you.)