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Girl with a Pearl Earring Chapter Summary & Analysis - 1665, Pages 125 - 150 Summary

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1665, Pages 125 - 150 Summary

Pieter the Son surprises Griet and her family by showing up at their church, uninvited. When Griet questions why he is there, Pieter says that he wants to meet her parents, which deeply embarrasses Griet. Her mother, however, is pleased that a man is showing interest in Griet and invites him over to dinner where she wisely does not serve him meat, but fish stew with shrimp and lobster. Pieter begins visiting the family regularly, sometimes sending over gifts of meat which he knows the family cannot afford. It becomes clear to Griet that her parents would love for her to marry Pieter because they know the wife of a butcher, and her family, will never go hungry. After one such meal, Pieter takes Griet into an alleyway and kisses her. He asks about her hair, which he has never seen uncovered. Griet thinks about...

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