Barchester Towers - Chapter 26 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 26 Summary

Mrs. Proudies goes into the Bishop's office to confront him about the Quiverfuls. Mr. Slope is there already and an argument over the hospital quickly ensues. Throughout the argument, the Bishop sits, quietly waiting for them to resolve it themselves and not offering any indication of his own opinion on the matter. Mr. Slope argues that he has only acted on the Bishop's request. Mrs. Proudie wants to discuss the issue with her husband alone but Mr. Slope won't leave. Mrs. Proudie begins to directly address the Bishop, asking him which side he is on. Finally, the Bishop decides in favor of Mr. Slope, who gloats openly as Mrs. Proudie leaves the room. Whatever chances Mr. Slope had of maintaining his relationship with Mrs. Proudie are now gone. After Mrs. Proudie leaves the room, Mr. Slope presses the Bishop to sign the papers for Dr. Harding, but...

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