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Pamela Chapter 12

By Samuel Richardson

Chapter 12

Letter IX

  • More bad news from Pamela: it looks like she's not going to Lady Davers after all.
  • Mr. B ultimately wouldn't consent, since he was afraid Lady Davers's nephew would put the moves on Pamela … according to Mrs. Jervis, who overheard the conversation between brother and sister on this topic.
  • Mrs. Jervis reported that Lady Davers's response to her brother's refusal was, "Ah! Brother," which the older woman seemed to find interesting slash significant.
  • Pamela notes that she hasn't told Mrs. Jervis everything she's worried about—she doesn't want to seem vain—but she promises to relay all information to her parents ASAP, or as fast as you can get a letter anywhere in the 1740s. (Not too fast.)