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Pamela Chapter 10

By Samuel Richardson

Chapter 10

Letter VII

  • Another letter, but this time the news isn't so sunny. Apparently, Mr. B gave her more gifts of clothing, but this time Mrs. Jervis was not present, and the clothing included stockings (which Pamela clearly considers pretty intimate).
  • Pamela's all, "Oh, you should haven't" and heads to tell Mrs. Jervis, who justifies the incident by saying the master was just preparing Pamela for a place on Lady Davers's staff. (Apparently stockings are part of the job.)
  • Hm, something still feels not quite right to Pamela.