Part 3, Chapter 6 Summary

Whenever Léon visits Yonville, he stops by the pharmacy to see Monsieur Homais, and they idly plan to have lunch in Rouen together sometime. One Thursday, when Léon and Emma are supposed to meet, Monsieur Homais suddenly shows up at Léon’s work. Léon sees no way out of the lunch invitation, so he goes along. He repeatedly tries to get away, claiming that he has to go back to work, but Monsieur Homais refuses to hear of it.

Monsieur Homais's visit goes on for hours. At one point, Léon manages to get away briefly to confer with Emma in secret. She orders him to get rid of the old bore and spend the rest of the day with her. He tries, but Monsieur Homais proves difficult to shake off. Emma waits most of the day,...

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