The French Lieutenant's Woman Chapters 7-9 Summary

John Fowles

Chapters 7-9 Summary

Sam, Charles’s servant, attempts to give his master a shave. Charles makes Sam stop when he questions Sam about his clumsy courtship of a young kitchen maid at the home of Mrs. Tranter, Ernestina’s aunt. Sam has developed a crush on the young girl but is not very confident in pursuing her. Charles has a good relationship with Sam, who is ten years Charles’s junior. He suggests that Sam take a different approach with young maid. Charles enjoys Sam’s company because he is easy to talk to and reminds Charles of conversations he used to have with other boys when he was in school. Most of the talk between Charles and Sam, when not focused on work that needs to be done, is about women.

Later that day, Charles learns...

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