Tom begins to enjoy his position. He becomes more confident. He becomes familiar with Elizabeth and Jane. He is no longer confused by the rituals and even starts to enjoy them. He even increases his entourage. He uses his position to abolish unjust laws. He can handle his own against dukes and other important officials.
Lady Mary doesn’t approve of his pardoning so many people. He orders her to pray to God to replace the stone in her breast with a human heart.
Tom feels guilty about the missing prince, but as time goes on he gets wrapped up in the new experience and doesn’t think about him. Initially, he misses his mother and sisters. However, he doesn’t desire to return to his former position to be with them. He feels guilty about them too, but he forgets them in time as well.