The Mill on the Floss Book 1, Chapter 7 Summary

George Eliot

Book 1, Chapter 7 Summary

The day finally arrives for the aunts' visit. Aunt Glegg has taken a seat in the most comfortable chair and holds her gold watch in her hand. She complains about the time Mrs. Tulliver has scheduled dinner and about the lateness of the arrival of their sister, Aunt Pullet. Glegg finds it disgraceful that both sisters have caused her to sit and wait. This is not the way of the Dodsons, at least not in their father's tradition, she says. She also tells Mrs. Tulliver to move the time of the dinner forward as a way to punish their sisters who are late. When Mrs. Tulliver mentions that her husband does not like to eat so early, Glegg calls Mrs. Tulliver weak for allowing her husband to dictate when meals should be served. She also...

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