The Mill on the Floss Book 6, Chapter 3 Summary

George Eliot

Book 6, Chapter 3 Summary

When Maggie retires to her room at Lucy’s house, she cannot fall asleep. She is agitated but cannot figure out why. She thinks back to the details of the day. Everything was stimulating, especially in comparison to the life she had experienced before coming to the Deanes’ house. There was music, good food, and stimulating conversations. There was also Mr. Stephan Guest, who was very obvious about his admiration of her.

Maggie tries but cannot reconstruct the mental mode of removing all emotions from her being. She had been able to do this once in the past, but she shudders now just thinking about it. There was a time when she had thought all her longing and impatience had been subdued. No matter how hard she prayed...

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