Silas Marner Chapter 6
The working-class townspeople are gathered at the Rainbow, while the upper-class are enjoying themselves at Mrs. Osgood's birthday party. The groups of men gathered at the Rainbow are discussing the subject of a cow, which the butcher had chopped up the previous day. The subject of the cow leads to its ownership by Mr. Lammeter and general conversation of the Lammeter family and their origin in Raveloe. Mr. Macey, the town fiddler, recalls that Mr. Lammeter's father had settled in the Warrens part of Raveloe, bringing with him his sheep, and had married the sister of Mr. Osgood.