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The Mill on the Floss - Book 5: Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Book 5: Chapter 4 Summary

Philip and Maggie have been meeting in the woods for a year now. Maggie brings a book back to Philip only partly finished because she didn't want to read about a pretty blonde girl and all her admirers. In a deliberate foreshadowing, Eliot has Philip tell Maggie that the day will come when she will carry away all the love of all the young men of St. Ogg from Lucy. "She is sure to have some handsome young man of St. Ogg's at her feet now," he assures her. He tells Maggie that she would overshadow her fair little cousin. Then he declares his love for her. She doesn't know how to respond. This is new territory for her. She tells him that she couldn't do anything that would hurt her father, and that his own father might not approve either...

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