All Creatures Great and Small - Study Guide Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 17 Summary

Miss Harbottle is at her wit's end. Once again Dr. Farnon has emptied her new petty cash box. She begins to complain to Herriot when she hears Dr. Farnon's footsteps in the hall. She catches him trying to sneak past her and demands an explanation. Dr. Farnon explains that he got into the habit of taking what he needed from the pot on the fireplace and that his system worked quite well. Miss Harbottle reminds him that this is no way to run a business and that he cannot continue to empty the cash box whenever he feels like it. She also begins berating Dr. Farnon about his failure to log his visits in the ledger and his horrible handwriting when he does. He mumbles that he will take care of it while trying to make his escape.

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Dr. Farnon's plans to control Miss Harbottle...

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