Adam Bede - Chapters 36-40 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 36: Hetty sets out on her journey to Windsor with a small amount of money and the clothes on her back. She gets rides from kindly farmers in their covered wagons and, exhausted, finally pays the last of her money to take a hired carriage into Windsor. It takes her five days to reach her destination from Hayslope. She stops at the Green Man to seek lodging and ask about Arthur Donnithorne. The innkeeper says Donnithorne is in Ireland with his regiment and has been gone for two weeks. Exhausted by travel and weakened by hunger, Hetty collapses. When she comes to, she voraciously eats bread and meat provided by the innkeeper.

Chapter 37: Hetty awakens the next morning rested but still faced with her problem of reaching Arthur. She pawns her jewelry to her hosts for three guineas so she can return home; they agree to return it to her...

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