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Adam Bede Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 41-45 Summary

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Chapters 41-45 Summary

Chapter 41: Irwine and Massey ride to Stoniton and find the room where Adam is staying. Surprised, he invites them in. Massey says he'll stay in the second bed with Adam until Hetty's trial. The two men reassure Adam that Donnithorne undoubtedly suffers pangs of conscience already for his part in Hetty's fate. But Adam remains adamant that Donnithorne must be punished. Irwine tells him that he's visited Hetty and that the evidence against her looks compelling that she delivered Arthur's child and abandoned it in the woods to die. Adam learns that Dinah hasn't visited Hetty yet.

Chapter 42: Adam sulks in a funk in his room as the trial begins. He can't face the horror of Hetty's murder trial and avoids the courtroom. But Bartle Massey comes in during a break in the court proceedings and tells Adam Hetty has no friends or family to...

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