A lot of shit happens at the garden party (like, literally, a joust and medieval archery hijinks) but we’re just going to focus on the main things. Like how Eleanor raises a lot of eyebrows when she arrives with Slope.
But she insists she didn’t want to–that’s just how the travel arrangements with the Stanhopes worked out.
Mr. Proudie and Grantly and someone important from Oxford chat, with Proudie telling them Q will get the wardenship and that he submitted 5 names for the bishop to consider for the dean.
Arbin the Bore and Eleanor keep exchanging longing glances, which are interrupted by Slope.
Everyone’s favorite odious chaplain is also insistent that he must speak to Eleanor, but she keeps trying to dodge him.
Next page: Slope’s request