The Mill on the Floss Book 7, Chapter 1 Summary

George Eliot

Book 7, Chapter 1 Summary

Five days have passed since Maggie and Stephan left on their boating excursion. No one has heard from either of them. Bob Jakin, though, saw Maggie and Stephan at the port when they got off the ship. Now all speculation of Maggie and Stephan’s possible drowning has ceased, and Tom is extremely angry. At first Tom had thought that maybe Maggie and Stephan might have eloped. Later, though, Tom put this thought out of his mind. He knows his sister too well. Tom suspects that the worst will happen: she will return completely disgraced.

Tom is out in the yard when he looks up and sees Maggie walking toward the mill gate. When he recognizes her, he is filled with disgust and indignation. Maggie greets him by saying that she...

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