Edgar allows Cathy to meet with Linton, as long as they stay on Grange property.
Nelly and Cathy end up going past the property line and encounter Linton looking worse than ever. He is feeble, pale, and unable to follow the conversation. Something is up—Linton is very worried about what Heathcliff thinks of his behavior toward Cathy.
Linton falls asleep and Cathy is now eager to head back to the Grange. They take off just as Heathcliff arrives.