The French Lieutenant's Woman - Chapters 8-15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 – Because Ernestina isn’t feeling well, Charles goes to the Old Fossil Shop in Lyme Regis. He goes for a walk on the beach, and while jumping between boulders, falls flat on his back. He gets up and continues on, and realizes it is time to head back.

Chapter 9 – Sarah decides to become Mrs. Poulteney’s companion and aide. Sarah and the other servants are expected to attend mass and say prayers. One of Sarah’s duties is reading Scripture to Mrs. Poulteney. Sarah is a kind woman, and sees through shortcomings and recognizes there is suffering in the world.

Because of Sarah’s depression she is given time off each day. Mrs. Fairley is given the task of spying on Sarah when Sarah goes out. Mrs. Fairley, jealous of Sarah’s freedom, creates lies about Sarah’s activities. Mrs. Fairley reports Sarah is...

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