The Mill on the Floss Book 1, Chapter 10 Summary

George Eliot

Book 1, Chapter 10 Summary

As Maggie, Tom, and Lucy go out to play at the Pullet's farm, Tom continues to ignore his sister. When he finds a toad, Tom calls Lucy to come see it. Lucy enjoys the attention she is receiving from Tom; however, she knows that if Maggie had been called over, she would have named the toad and provided an interesting history of the amphibian. Lucy calls to Maggie, but she turns away. As long as Tom prefers Lucy, Maggie sees Lucy as an associate of Tom's cruelty. Maggie also thinks that if Lucy had not been present, her brother would have made amends with her by now.

When Tom mentions...

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