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Wuthering Heights: Novel Summary: Chapters 19-20

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Chapter 19:  A letter arrives from Edgar saying that Isabella has died and that he will soon be coming home with Linton.  Catherine is quite excited as now she will have a playmate, and when they do arrive, Edgar tells her to not try to play with Linton then as he is sad and quite sickly.  They all hope that they can keep him, but that night Joseph comes to the door to get him.  Edgar tells him no, but Joseph says that his master himself will come, so Edgar says that Linton will come to Wuthering Heights the next day.
Chapter 20:  The next day Ellen takes Linton to Wuthering Heights.  He is quite confused, as he has never even heard that he had a father. Ellen tries to tell him everything will be all right, and when he cries, she tells him falsely that they will visit him.  When they arrive, Linton is quite scared of Heathcliff and Heathcliff obviously does not like him.  He as light skin and hair, looking nothing like his father, and he is sickly.  He tells Ellen not to worry though, that he will take good care of him, because he is well aware that he is the heir to Thrushcross Grange, and there is nothing he would like better than to see his descendent in possession of it.  As she tries to sneak way, Ellen can hear Linton begging her not to leave him there.




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