Middlemarch - Book Two: Chapters 13-17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13

Mr. Vincy goes to visit Bulstrode to explain Fred’s circumstances and to ask for a letter saying he knows nothing of Fred borrowing money against Featherstone’s land. At first, Bulstrode refuses the letter saying that he doesn’t doubt that Fred has made such offers. Later on, realizing that it will cause conflict with his wife, Bulstrode relents and tells Vincy he will consider the matter and probably send a letter.

Chapter 14

Fred presents Bulstrode’s letter to Featherstone. Though Featherstone reads between the lines and determines Bulstrode’s meaning, he agrees to accept the proof. He also gives Fred five twenty-pound notes. Fred is disappointed that it is not more, but he thanks Mr. Featherstone for his generosity. After he leaves his uncle, he sits with Mary. He professes his love to her and asks some form...

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