Ross chairs the meeting for his mine's share-holders, where expansion of Wheal Leisure is approved but Warleggan's spy Tankard is also present and Warleggan's heavies attack Jud for failing to discredit Ross at his trial after their payment to commit perjury. To remain solvent the Poldarks are forced to sell many of their possessions and livestock, causing Demelza to keep her pregnancy secret from her husband. However, following the attack on Jud, Ross realizes Warleggan has schemed to keep Francis and himself at odds and is reconciled with his cousin at a family party, after which Demelza reveals her pregnancy to a far from displeased Ross.
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Did You Know?
The brief ceremony Francis performs at the end of the harvest is an old tradition from Cornwall, England known as "Crying the Neck." See more
Demelza uses the expression: 'give me the cold shoulder', which first appeared in print ( in the Scots language ) in 'The Antiquary' by Sir Walter Scott in 1816 and so it's unlikely it would have been known of or used in Cornwall half a century before then. See more
[In Cornish dialect
I have one, I have one, I have one.
What have you, what have you, what have you?
A Neck, a Neck, a Neck.
Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah.
Haste to the Wedding
[Francis and Elizabeth's dance at Trenwith] See more