The Mill on the Floss Book 1, Chapter 8 Summary

George Eliot

Book 1, Chapter 8 Summary

After her sisters leave, Mrs. Tulliver reminds her husband that her sister Glegg could call in the loan she has made to him. Mr. Tulliver was rather sharp with Glegg during her visit. His wife's statement infuriates Mr. Tulliver, who tells her that he has decided to pay her sister back whether or not she asks. He is determined not be beholden to her for anything. The next day, Mr. Tulliver gets on his horse and rides to his sister's house. He had loaned her some money in the past, and he is going to see when she can pay it back.

Mr. Tulliver is basically a soft-hearted man who freely gives his money to people in need, especially to his sister. He had given her one thousand pounds when she married, which in the end he...

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