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Pamela Chapter 31

By Samuel Richardson

Chapter 31

Letter XXVIII

  • Another day and Pamela is still at Mr. B's. We're starting to think she doesn't even want to leave.
  • Now Mrs. Jervis is being invited to stay, and there's a big meeting with Pamela, Mrs. Jervis, and Mr. Longman, in which Mr. B gets all aggro with Pamela in front of Mr. Longman, baiting Pamela into being insubordinate.
  • Pamela is way too smart for this, throwing herself on her knees, offering prayers for everyone and blaming herself for being ungrateful to the "best of Masters" (31.12).
  • Mr. Longman couldn't understand why the master won't "forgive" Pamela despite this attempt to be humble and apologize.
  • The master ultimately ordered Pamela from the room, and she was so upset she had trouble physically walking out.