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The Mill on the Floss Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 5: Chapter 1 Summary

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Book 5: Chapter 1 Summary

Maggie is doing needlework one day when she sees Mr. Wakem coming to go over the books with her father. He is accompanied by Philip, so she goes upstairs to avoid being there when they arrive. It's not that she wouldn't like to see Philip; it's just that she doesn't want to be present for the possibly unpleasant exchange between the fathers.

Maggie takes daily walks in the Red Deeps, her favorite spot. On one of these walks, she encounters Philip, who has made it a point to come and meet her. He has been observing her habits and has arranged his walk to coincide with hers. Both say they have thought of the other often since their time together at the school. Philip takes drawings of Maggie from a case he is carrying. He tells her that she is even more beautiful now than...

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