The archdeacon lets Eleanor know of the suspicions created by the letter, which she then lets him read. Having done so, he feels his fears are confirmed and states as much. Eleanor is outraged and defends the letter, upon which the archdeacon says that all the others at Plumstead are agreed that she will never be received there as Mrs. Slope. Eleanor goes weeping to her room, believing that the mislaid suspicions must have been started by Arabin as no one who knew her well could, she believes have thought that she would feel such things for Slope. She arranges to leave Plumstead the next day. The archdeacon tells Susan that Eleanor is proud of the letter.

Chapter 30: Another love scene.

Arabin, upset that Eleanor may marry Slope, comes from St. Ewold to Plumstead to see her. She accuses him of slander and he explains that he had only answered the archdeacon's question of whether it would be wise to accept her in the house were she to become Mrs. Slope. Almost convinced she does not love Slope he declares his love for her, but she, still upset at her treatment, does not respond, and when Arabin asks if she loves Slope she is once again indignant and does not answer. She then leaves Plumstead with Arabin still not knowing the truth.

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