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The Mill on the Floss - Book 1: Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Book 1: Chapter 4 Summary

Tom is coming home from school, but Maggie is not permitted to go with her father to pick him up because it is raining, and this makes her angry. Her mother is trying to brush her hair, but she breaks loose and goes and dunks it in a tub of water. She runs to the attic, her retreat when she is frustrated, and beats up an old wooden doll that she keeps for this purpose. By the time she comes down, the sun is out and she goes and visits Luke, Dorlcote Mill's head miller, to tell him that Tom is coming home. Luke reminds her that she has forgotten to feed and water Tom's rabbits as she was supposed to do, and that they have died s a result. She fears Tom's anger when he gets home.

Book 1: Chapter 4 Analysis

Maggie is a handful...

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