Adam Bede - Study Guide Chapters 26-30 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 26: Adam spies Hetty at the dance, as she is pining for the attention of Donnithorne. Adam approaches Hetty, who has been holding the sleeping child Totty in her arms. Dreaming of how pleasant it would be to return home at night to a house with Hetty inside, Adam asks if he can take the child and give Hetty a break. In making the transfer, Totty awakens and flails her arms about. One arm hits Hetty's necklace, scattering her locket and beads everywhere. "My locket, my locket!" Hetty cries. "Never mind the beads." Adam searches for the locket as the dancers line up for the fourth dance. A sickening doubt crosses his mind: what unknown admirer gave her the locket? Adam decides to leave the dance and go home. He is fast asleep when Arthur finally begins to dance with Hetty.

Chapter 27: Adam, walking in...

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