Study Guide

The Return of the Native Book 6, Chapter 2

By Thomas Hardy

Book 6, Chapter 2

Thomasin Walks in a Green Place by the Roman Road

  • The mystery of the glove is solved – Thomasin's nurse, Rachel, borrowed Thomasin's gloves for the May Day party and lost one.
  • Diggory was mooning over Thomasin's glove after all. Sweet!
  • Thomasin is excited by this news since she's started to fall for Diggory now.
  • She goes to confront Diggory about the glove business and he returns it to her.
  • The two talk about Diggory's changed circumstances and he says he's glad they can be closer "friends" now.