The Mayor of Casterbridge - Study Guide Chapter 27 Summary & Analysis

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As the chapter begins, we see Farfrae shrewdly buying all the corn he can at the low prices caused by the year's bumper crop. The reader learns that a change in the weather makes the corn very valuable, and that Michael could have made a fortune if he had held on to his supply for a few more days. Farfrae's prosperity makes Michael believe he will soon become mayor.

Michael's hatred of Farfrae becomes even more intense, and his bitter attitude starts to infect his employees. A wagon crash outside of High-Place Hall sets employees of Farfrae and Michael fighting, which Lucetta and Elizabeth-Jane witness. Michael arrives and the two women assure him that his driver was the cause of the accident. Michael admonishes his man, but Lucetta and Elizabeth-Jane slip inside and refuse to admit him. He hides outside, and catches Lucetta and Farfrae walking together...

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