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The Mill on the Floss - Book 4: Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Book 4: Chapter 3 Summary

Bob Jakin comes by one day to bring Maggie some books. He suggests that she get a dog like his dog "Mumps." He would give her "Mumps" except that he can't do that because the dog's heart would be broken to go away from him. Bob is working as a peddler now, and his visit and generosity brighten her day and her mood. Up to now, the only books remaining in the house are Tom's school books, so she has been studying Latin and Euclid. One of the books that Bob has brought is a religious one by Thomas À Kempis, and she begins to read it and be swayed by its recommendations of a life of self-denial; and her previously sad, frustrated demeanor becomes one of resignation.

Book 4: Chapter 3 Analysis

One person cares-the one we already know truly cares about Tom...

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