Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4
• A young woman arrives in the small seaside town of Dunnet, where she will spend the summer writing.
• The narrative focuses on the beauty of the town.
• The young woman had been to Dunnet a couple of years before and finds the village unchanged.
• The relationship of the young woman to Dunnet is compared to a lifelong friendship.
• The narrator takes up lodging with Mrs. Todd, the town herbalist.
• Mrs. Todd spends most of her time gathering herbs, making herbal mixtures and greeting patients.
• The narrator greets Mrs. Todd's customers while she is gone and mentions that the only drawback to this place is the utter lack of seclusion.
• Mrs. Todd and the narrator become very good friends.
• The narrator tells Mrs. Todd that she can no longer greet customers, but the change doesn't affect their friendship.
• Mrs. Todd tells the narrator the story of her...
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