Today’s readalong question is: was there a kiss between Jane Fairfax and Frank Churchill while they were alone with the slumbering Mrs. Bates? While Miss Bates and Mrs. Weston went to fetch Emma and Harriet from the store across the street, Frank and Jane stayed behind with Mrs. Bates. Because of Miss Bates’ long-winded conversations, the group took a long time to return to the Bateses’ tiny parlor. Meanwhile, Frank was supposedly mending a pair of spectacles, and Mrs. Bates had fallen asleep. Click here to join us at the Writer’s Block, where we’ll have a fun time comparing our theories of what really happened.