Fingersmith - Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Sarah Waters
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Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary

It is the evening of the same day. The rain comes so hard that water begins to leak under the basement doors and the servants are forced to cut short their supper to place sand bags to keep out water. Maud dines with her uncle and Richard. When she returns to her darkened rooms, Sue is there awaiting her return. Contrary to Sue's expectation, Maud does not speak of her love for Richard or of the kiss.

The next morning, Maud asks Sue how her mother died. Sue tells her that her mother choked on a pin she swallowed. Maud then reveals that her mother died giving birth to her. She confesses her guilt that she is the reason for her mother's death. As they seek shelter from another storm in the doorway of a little chapel on the grounds, Maud...

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