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The Mill on the Floss - Book 5: Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Book 5: Chapter 2 Summary

Both Tom and his father are putting everything they can scrape together in a savings box toward the payment of all the debt, and Tom is working hard and doing well at his job.

One day, Bob Jakin, who is keeping in touch and keeping an eye on Maggie and Tom, offers Tom an opportunity to buy some goods and ship them to another market for a profit. Tom needs some money to buy the goods, but it is so painful for his father to dip into their savings that he goes to his Uncle Glegg and asks him to venture twenty pounds at five percent. While there, Bob goes to work on Aunt Glegg and demonstrates his sales skill by masterfully manipulating her to buy some goods from him but also to invest in Tom's venture. The venture pays off...

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