The Mayor of Casterbridge - Chapter 29 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 29 Summary

Lucetta returns from her trip and she goes for a walk, hoping to run into Farfrae. Instead, Elizabeth-Jane joins her and the two women are charged by an angry bull. They soon find themselves trapped in a barn with the animal. Michael arrives and rescues them, and is then very kind to Lucetta. He offers to prolong their engagement, which makes Lucetta very happy. She offers Michael some money, but he states that he only wants her to tell his chief creditor Mr. Grower that they are getting married. His hope is to delay the repayment of his loans through the prospect of his upcoming marriage to the now wealthy Lucetta.

Lucetta refuses and reveals that she and Farfrae were married while she was away, with Mr. Grower as a witness. Michael becomes angry once again, and threatens to reveal the past affair to Farfrae. Lucetta ends...

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