It is the arrival of May's cousin, Ellen Olenska, that hastens Newland to announce his engagement. Ellen has returned from Europe where she was married to a cruel, abusive, and powerful man. She has brought with her what was then considered a horrible scandal. Ellen is a serious woman who is slight with dark features. She has an auro around her that makes her very intriguing, especially to men.
The plot unfolds as Newland finds
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Dallas intends to stop and visit Ellen, whom Newland hadn't seen since the dinner party. As they arrive outside her apartments, Newland sends Dallas up and remains outside. He reminisces on the two years he spent with Ellen, and also on his long life with May. He envisions going up to join Ellen and Dallas and he sees everything so vividly in his mind. "It's more real to me here than if I went up