Middlemarch - Book Seven: Chapters 68-71 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 68

Bulstrode continues making plans to leave Middlemarch in the fear that Raffles will tell his secret sins. He employs Caleb Garth to oversee Stone Court. In their agreement, Garth arranges for Fred Vincy to be allowed to live there, hoping that it will be good news to Fred and his daughter Mary.

Chapter 69

Garth reports to Bulstrode that he has taken Raffles, who is very ill to Stone Court. He also tells Bulstrode that he cannot work for him because of things that Raffles has told him. Lydgate examines Raffles and believes he is suffering from alcohol poisoning. Bulstrode stays at Stone Court with the man to watch him.

Chapter 70

Bulstrode considers actions that might bring Raffles life to an end and not cause him to be blamed. He tries to fight against his desire to allow the man to...

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