by: Jane Austen

Chapters 37–39

Emma’s willingness to accept the improbability of Harriet’s encounter with Frank as proof that there must be some sort of connection between the two indicates that her fancy has not been entirely cured of its tendency toward ungrounded speculation. Emma may be learning to place Mr. Knightley’s approval of her more recent actions above Frank Churchill’s charms, but she has a few more lessons to learn before she gains a full understanding of herself.