Mary Barton - Chapter 6, Chapter 7, and Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6, Chapter 7, and Chapter 8 Summary

For Henry Carson and the partners that own the mill, the fire is a blessing in disguise. They receive insurance money, and can take their time rebuilding the mill with new machinery. This gives them plenty of leisure time with their families. However, the workers find themselves without income and a way to feed their families. George Wilson is one of the people out of work. He comes to John Barton to ask for some money, not for himself, but for the Davenport family. Ben Davenport worked at Carson's Mill with Wilson, and is also out of work. Ben is also very sick with a fever. Barton and Wilson go to the family's home, a cellar in a poor neighborhood where they live in squalor. Barton goes home and gets his good clothes, which he pawns to...

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