The Mayor of Casterbridge - Study Guide Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Upon arriving at the Three Mariners, Elizabeth-Jane and her mother find that the inn is much too expensive for them. Elizabeth-Jane offers to work as a barmaid to help pay for their lodgings and the property owner Mrs. Stannidge agrees. One of Elizabeth-Jane's first tasks is to take Farfrae (the Scotsman) his supper. While she delivers the supper, she takes a close look at Farfrae. Mrs. Stannidge then gives her a rest to have dinner with Susan.

Elizabeth-Jane finds her mother eavesdropping on Michael and Farfrae. Michael asks Farfrae if he is the man who has applied for the job as manager. Farfrae says no, and notes that he is headed for America. He tells Michael about a process that partially restores bad wheat. Michael is impressed, and offers Farfrae the job as manager. Farfrae refuses his offer, even though Michael offers a generous commission in addition...

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