Book 3, Chapter 6 Summary
It is December, and most of the furnishings of the Tulliver household are being sold. Mr. Tulliver comes in and out of conscious during the two days of the sale but remains somewhat unaware of what is going on around him. After the auction of their belongings is done, Mrs. Tulliver looks as if she has aged ten years. Her face looks more lined and there appear to be more gray streaks in her hair.
Around six in the evening, Kezia, the Tulliver’s housemaid, tells Tom that he has a visitor. When Tom comes downstairs, he does not recognize the young man waiting for him. The stranger looks about two years older than Tom; he has red hair and blue eyes and a face full of freckles. As the two of them walk to the parlor, Tom...
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