Fingersmith - Part 1, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Sarah Waters
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Part 1, Chapter 3 Summary

Awakened at six the next morning, Sue finds herself in a room at Briar still darkened by heavy draperies. When the morning light is admitted to the room, Sue discovers a ceiling streaked brown by dampness, and the wood of the walls stained white. After breakfast with the servants, Sue has her first meeting with Miss Maud Lilly. She notes that in physical appearance they are quite similar. Sue concludes that Maud is very young and ignorant. She finds Maud's appearance startling. Maud is wearing a skirt so short that it shows her ankles, red slippers and clean white gloves.

set into the floor and warns her that she must never cross that point. She also learns that Maud wears gloves at all times and that they must be perfectly clean and white. Sue concludes that although Maud is different, she...

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