The Mill on the Floss Book 6, Chapter 7 Summary

George Eliot

Book 6, Chapter 7 Summary

On a rainy day, Philip comes to visit at Lucy’s house. He feels some apprehension because this will be his first time to see Maggie since Tom forced him off the Tulliver property. Philip is not sure how Maggie will greet him. However, Philip is pleasantly surprised when Maggie puts out her hands to him and greets him with a smile and a few tears, which he believes are due to happiness. Maggie tells Philip that Tom has released her from her promise to not see him, so they are free to enjoy one another’s friendship.

Maggie relates some of the things she has been doing while staying with Lucy. She is enjoying a great holiday, she says, with Lucy acting as if she were her fairy godmother. During this exchange, Maggie...

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