Mr. John Knightley is in a better humor once they reach the Randalls. Mr. Elton is less effusive. Emma, of course, is happy to be there.
Mr. Elton sits near Emma at dinner. She notices how attentive he is to her. He engages her attention so much she can’t listen to other conversations.
Emma has considered Mr. Frank Churchill a possible beau (if she were induced to marry). She thinks the Westons hope she’ll marry him. She is cross that Mr. Elton prevented her from hearing about Frank Churchill’s upcoming visit. However, Mr. Weston repeats that Frank is indeed coming. Mrs. Weston expects the visit will be put off like all the others. Mrs. Churchill may not be willing to spare him, since she is jealous of him.