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The Mill on the Floss - Book 1: Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Book 1: Chapter 12 Summary

The town is described in more detail here as being very old with warehouses to store the goods that come in on the boats. The town hall was built by the Normans. The church has a remnant of the original chapel dedicated to St. Ogg, the patron saint of the town. The history of the town includes terrible floods that wiped away everything, including humans and animals.

This chapter focuses on Mr. and Mrs. Glegg. He is a wool merchant but is retired now, and it vexes him when his wife quarrels with anyone, so he's disturbed by her argument with Mr. Tulliver. The Gleggs argue with each other, but he knows how to pacify her. He tells her that he is leaving her well fixed, which improves her frame of mind, and she decides that she will not ask for...

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