Fingersmith - Part 2, Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

Sarah Waters
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Part 2, Chapter 13 Summary

Maud's memory of the night that follows is somewhat disjointed. She is aware of Mrs. Sucksby lying down to sleep beside her; as the reader knows she previously slept with Sue. She awakens before Mrs. Sucksby and tries to find the key to the door so she can escape. When Mrs. Sucksby rises, Maud is encouraged to go downstairs to breakfast, but refuses. Mrs. Sucksby brings her a breakfast tray. Reminding herself that she must remain strong if she is to escape, Maud eats. She notes that her gloves have become stained, but she has no others. Maud is drugged with medicine and brandy; she passes the following days in a stupor.

Maud is offered clothing. She hopes that once dressed, she will be able to escape. She is brought three dresses that she finds too bright and utterly hideous. She...

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