Mary Barton - Chapter 9, Chapter 10, and Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9, Chapter 10, and Chapter 11 Summary

John Barton returns home, upset because the government officials wouldn't listen to the working class men or their tales of woe. Mary Barton tells her father that George Wilson has died. Barton tells her, Job Legh, and Margaret Jennings how the workers carried their petition to Parliament to no avail. Job Legh tells them that he was in London once, to fetch Margaret after her parents died. He and Margaret's other grandfather went to the city to bury their children and claim their grandchild. Job, who had no other children, was pleased that he got custody of Margaret. Mary falls asleep during his tale but awakens at the end of it. Job reads Barton a poem that says God will help the poor at the end of their days.

In chapter ten, Barton is unable to find...

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