The Mill on the Floss Book 4, Chapter 3 Summary

George Eliot

Book 4, Chapter 3 Summary

One day while Maggie is sitting outside reading a book, she hears footsteps walking toward her. She looks up to find Bob, the young man from Tom’s boyhood who thanked Tom for giving him a pocketknife when they were children. When Maggie explains that Tom is at work, Bob tells Maggie that the real reason for his visit is to see her. Then Bob opens a sack he is holding and takes out several small books. Bob tells Maggie that he knows she felt sad about losing all her books, and he hopes his small offering will make her feel better.

Bob leafs through each of the books and points out the pictures of gentlemen in one and ladies in another. He comments that some of the people have on wigs while others do not. Some of the...

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