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Lister confides her hopes for a future with Ann Walker to her aunt, as Ann's neighbor, Mrs. Priestley, has an inkling about the two women's relationship that presents a threat. Meanwhile, John Booth is surprised at his own romantic success. The Rawson brothers step up their attempts to out-maneuver Lister in the coal business. Marian grows annoyed that her sister is treating Shibden like a hotel. The mouthy behavior of Lister's tenant, Sam Sowden, causes problems for his son Thomas.
From the Journal of Anne Lister 4 October 1832:
I had my arm on the back of the sofa, she leaned on it, looked as if I might be affectionate and it ended in her lying on my arm all the morning and my kissing her and her returning it… I thinking to myself ‘Well, this is rather more than I expected’… She asked me to dine with her at five and stay all night.
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