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Chapters 1-6 Summary Leon did not live the romantic bohemian life he had imagined in Paris He was a good student and a reserved man But he did develop a kind of urban sophistication that makes him feel quite confident in provincial Rouen Seeing Emma again has reawakened his old feelings for her and he goes to see her in her hotel while Charles is gone the next day They have an intimate conversation about their old life and Leon kisses Emma before he leaves They agree to meet at the cathedral the next day Leon goes to the cathedral at the appointed time but Emma hangs back hoping to avoid Leon and not to fall in love with him again She takes up the offer of the churchs beadle for a tour of the building but finally Leon pulls her away They go into the carriage that waits for them outside The driver of the carriage cannot understand why they would want to be driven about aimlessly with all the curtains pulled tight on such a pleasant day They spend so much time in the back of the carriage that Emma misses her Hirondale back to Yonville she has to take a coach to catch up with it before it reaches her town When Emma returns home she learns that Charless father has died Charles is in mourning and his mother moves into their house in Yonville much to Emmas dismay Lheureux appears with another list of debts and encourages Emma to obtain a power of attorney over Charless finances in order to settle the debts Charles naively believes his wife when she says that this would be the best approach so he agrees He even agrees to send her to Rouen for three days so that Leon can draw up the papers In Rouen Emma and Leon enjoy a passionate romance going to restaurants and theaters and
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