Margret Howth: A Story of To-Day - Chapters 2 and 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 2 and 3 Summary

Night has fallen hard and cold, and Dr. Knowles watches the Howth family in their little home, as Margret reads from the Bible. At one point, Margret feels the doctor's eyes on her. She responds coolly, thinking that all through her life the doctor has looked at her with a savage scorn. Margret cannot understand why this man, who is compassionate to all others, seems to hold her in such a sneering view.

At last, it is time for Dr. Knowles to head back to his home in town, and Margret leads her father to his room for the night. Margret steps outside for some quiet time before going to bed and muses about the dire circumstances of her fate. Suddenly, she hears the familiar yapping of a small dog and sees her beloved terrier, Tiger, who has been gone for two years.

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