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Pamela Chapter 20

By Samuel Richardson

Chapter 20

Letter XVII

  • Uh, not so fast. Her parents write back saying that there's some bad news: thinking they were in the clear, they already spent one of those four guineas that the master had given Pamela.
  • So, now they've got to scrape together some money to return to Mr. B, since they don't feel right accepting it now.
  • There's also some talk about logistics for getting Pamela safely home, and that wraps up Letter 17.