Who is Mrs. Wharmby?

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Mrs. Wharmby is the landlady of the New Inn. According to the story, Mrs. Wharmby was a friend to Paul's paternal grandmother.

In chapter 4, Paul goes to collect Mr. Morel's pay one Friday afternoon. The whole process, however, is too much for Paul's sensitive nature. Around him are the families of colliers, who have come to collect the wages of their loved ones. The assembly is a noisy one, and sometimes, an atmosphere of general confusion prevails....

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