Mr Lockwood arrives at Thrushcross Grange, an isolated manner in Yorkshire, describing in his diary his diary the first few days of his tenancy. He goes to Wuthering Heights to visit Mr Heathcliff, and gets attacked by the dogs but still states that he will return the following day.
"A range of gaunt thorns all stretching their limbs one way, as if craving alms of the sun"
Mr Lockwood returns to Wuthering heights as snow begins to fall, meeting a young girl (who he assumed was Mrs Heathcliff) and another young man. He discovered that the girl is Heathcliffs daughter-in-law. The snow becomes heavy and Lockwood is unable to return home, so the housekeeper, Zilah, shows him to a room.
“one bitter whirl of wind and suffocating snow”
On a table in the room Lockwood sees the names "Catherine Earnshaw/Linton/Heathcliff inscribed on the table along with a diary belonging to Catherine Earnshaw of her childhood with Heathcliff and the poor treatment he received from her brother hindley. Lockwood hears tapping at the window and sees a young ghost of Catherine Linton who demands to be let in. Heathcliff enters shouting for Catherine and Lockwood returns home.
"Heathcliff… a candle dripping over his fingers, and his face as white as the wall behind him"
The housekeeper of Thrushcross Grange ,Nelly, tells Lockwood stories of Wuthering Heights (where she grew up). She describes how Heathcliff came into the family and how much Hindley hated him. Catherine and Hethcliffs blooming friendship is described and Mrs Earnshaw passes away.
“he was as uncomplaining as a lamb; though hardness , not gentleness, made him give little trouble”
Time Passes in the story and Hindley goes to College while Mr Earnshaw falls ill and eventually dies. Heathcliff and Catherine discuss religion and await Hindley's return.
“Oh, he’s dead!” And they both set up a heartbreaking cry”