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Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York - Pages 53 – 119 Summary & Analysis

Francis Spufford
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Smith spends the next days exploring the town. Despite the fact that he only has a little money after the robbery, he freely spends money on credit to give the impression of being wealthy. He attends a Sunday congregation at the local church and meets James De Lancey, the local judge. Later, he encounters Tabitha while visiting the Lovell residence. They converse and Tabitha appears to be genuinely hurt by the fact that everyone around her seems to hate her and love her sister Flora. Ironically, she also uses that encounter to play a somewhat cruel prank on Smith by falsely claiming that she is partially crippled in her legs. A few days after Smith’s arrival in New-York, there is a holiday called Pope Day on November 5th in which the settlers buy and burn effigies of the Pope, as the settlers are...

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