Longbourn - Volume 1 Chapters 1 - 5 Summary & Analysis

Jo Baker
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It is laundry time for the servants of Longbourn House in Chapter 1. House maid Sarah goes outside before dawn to draw water from a well to be heated up but she falls as she is walking back to the house. After fetching more water she comes in to work on the clothes and linens of the Bennet family. The other maid, Polly, helps Sarah as the laundry is hung out to dry on the laundry line. As they are working, Sarah becomes convinced that she sees a travelling salesman coming up the road. When the girls come in from their work to sit down to dinner; Sarah asks the housekeeper, Mrs. Hill, about the salesman, but she is informed that no such person has come to the house that day. As the servants sit in the kitchen, Sarah believes she hears a...

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