Louisa tries to make things right acting as an intermediary between Sarah and the rest of the family. Their brother, the Duke of Richmond, offers Sarah a home and his protection but only on the condition that she leaves William Gordon never to see him again. Sarah agrees and lives a very austere life. She can dine with the family only if there are no visitors and can receive no friends. For her part, Sarah takes it all seriously and seems intent to reform herself, even after meeting a handsome army captain. Emily meanwhile takes an interest in her children's tutor, Mr. William Ogilvie and they begin an affair. Age begins to catch up with many of them. Henry Fox succumbs to old age and Lady Caroline follows him within a year. Fortunately, she and Emily had the opportunity to reconcile in that time. Emily's husband dies and she decides to marry Ogilvie. Her favorite son Edward marries and establishes himself in Ireland though he is something of a radical.