As planned, Pamela and Mr. B went to Bedfordshire on Thursday, bringing Abraham, Monsieur Colbrand, and Thomas with them.
When they said their goodbyes to Lady Davers, she announced plans to show Pamela's papers to Lady Betty.
Gee, why not just publish Pamela's letters? Oh, wait . . .
Pamela's return to the Bedfordshire house stirred up a lot of emotions for her. First, she had a joyful reunion with Mrs. Jervis.
Then, as she moved through the house, remembering all the trials she had endured in each place, Pamela kneeled and praised God for enabling her to escape.
Then she had an ecstatic reunion with Mr. Longman and Jonathan.
Also, she asked about John Arnold, the one servant who hadn't been rehired after being sacked on Pamela's account. After Mr. Longman gave a pretty pitiful account of John Arnold's remorse, Mr. B gave Pamela permission to rehire him.
They then called for John Arnold (who apparently had taken to hanging out in the house, despite no longer being employed there) to tell him. Naturally, he was thrilled.
Then, Pamela and Mr. B gave various gifts (of money and other items) to the servants, which were universally met with appreciation and joy.
Okay, seriously this is getting kind of boring, with the universal admiration and praise. Right? Just us?
Afterward, Pamela prayed there, while Mr. B spied on her through a crack in the door.
So, still keeping it creepy.
Finally, Mr. B gave Pamela a bunch of his mother's stuff.