A 'seventh edition' which first included the engraving made from a watercolour painting which now serves as a frontispiece for the novel in some editions.
Millais has chosen a pivotal moment in the book, midway, Rachel as she sits meditating in long absorption in Chapter 20 ('Showing what Rchel Ray thought when she sat on the stile, and how she wrote her letter afterwards). She has received one letter from Luke to whom she has become engaged. She is now forbidden to write more than one letter in response, and required to break the engagement. The intent serious and gravity of the pose belies the twisting of spirit she is undergoing. It is interesting that this is perhaps the first picture Millais chose before going onto the whole series. It shows what is considered the important moment in the book.