Book 1, chapter 13
My chapter notes:
Gus Trenor tricks Lily Bart into coming over. He wants “payment” for the money he gave her. Lily Bart hates herself for allowing the situation to happen. She’s afraid. Her normal man-tricks aren’t working on Trenor. Eventually Trenor remembers his proper upbringing, and Lily Bart leaves the home. A mysterious stranger (who we find out in the next chapter is Selden) sees her leaving the Trenor home at an improper hour when the lady of the house is not there.
**** This reminds me of Crime and Punishment! When Svidrigailov meets up with Dounia and reveals that her brother Raskolnikov is a murderer.
I think this is HoM’s most suspenseful chapter.
How did this chapter make you feel about GusTrenor?