Meanwhile, Charlotte's family and Captain Eldridge are heartbroken by her disappearance, and wait in vain for her to return after the marriage.
They take a walk through the town, and see a line of young ladies leaving church, students from the local boarding school.
Montraville falls for Charlotte without knowing anything of her character, and evaluates her as if she were a piece of merchandise.
Although Charlotte is initially uncomfortable with the older man's attentions, she continues to meet with him after being moved by his love letter.
He deeply loves his family and lives with them in their cottage.
Since then, Lucy has lived with her father in prison, and supported him with her painting and needlework.
She is bored with life at the school and is eager to run away with Belcour, and she influences the impressionable Charlotte to do the same with Montraville.
Temple, was the son of an earl and known for his charity.