The Mill on the Floss Book 3, Chapter 4 Summary

George Eliot

Book 3, Chapter 4 Summary

Mr. Tulliver’s sister, Mrs. Moss, comes as soon as she hears that her brother is not well. She shows genuine distress about both her brother’s condition and his financial worries. She wants to repay a loan he had given her family a few years ago, but she and her husband are in financial straits, too, and she does not know how she can do so. Tom remembers a conversation with his father in which Mr. Tulliver said he did not intend to let the Mosses repay the loan; he gave the money freely and would rather not be repaid. Tom is worried that if his father does not regain his senses to speak for himself, when he is declared bankrupt the banks will make Mrs. Moss pay back the money. Uncle Glegg tells Tom that they need to find the...

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