The Mayor of Casterbridge - Chapter 34 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 34 Summary

Elizabeth-Jane goes to Farfrae immediately and warns him that Michael is intent on harming him. Farfrae doe not ignore her words, but he does not seem overly worried. He decides that he and the town council will rent a seed shop for Michael and visits Lawyer Joyce, the town clerk, to arrange the details. When the clerk hears of his plan, he warns Farfrae about Michael's actions at the pub. Farfrae changes his mind and returns home.

The storeowner who was hoping to rent out his store tells Michael about the plan, and notes that Farfrae was the one who stopped the plan. This makes Michael angry with Farfrae all over again, though he does not attempt to learn whether the storeowner is telling the truth. Meanwhile, Farfrae tells Lucetta about Michael's hatred. Lucetta is upset and wants to leave town, but Farfrae decides to stay after...

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