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Chapter 20

To obviate the danger of this threat being fulfilled, Mr.
Linton commissioned me to take the boy home early, on
Catherine’s pony; and, said he: “As we shall now have no
influence over his destiny, good or bad, you must say nothing of
where he is gone to my daughter: she cannot associate with him
hereafter, and it’s better for her to remain in ignorance of his
proximity, lest she should be restless, and anxious to visit the
Heights--merely tell her, his father sent for him suddenly, and he
has been obliged to leave us.”

Linton was very reluctant to be roused from his bed at five
o’clock, and astonished to be informed that he must prepare for
further travelling; but I softened off the matter by stating that he
was going to spend some time with his father, Mr. Heathcliff, who
wished to see him so much, he did not like to defer the pleasure till
he should recover from his late journey.

“My father!” he cried, in strange perplexity. “Mamma never
told me I had a father. Where does he live? I’d rather stay with

“He lives a little distance from the Grange,” I replied; “just
beyond those hills: not so far, but you may walk over here when
you get hearty. And you should be glad to go home, and to see him.
You must try to love him, as you did your mother, and then he will
love you.”

“But why have I not heard of him before?” asked Linton. “Why
didn’t Mamma and he live together, as other people do?”

“He had business to keep him in the north,” I answered, “and
your mother’s health required her to reside in the south.”

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