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

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Book 5: Chapter 5 Summary

Aunt Glegg comes to tea on a Sunday. Maggie is wearing her aunts' hand-me-downs, but Mrs. Glegg is surprised at how pretty she has become. She never thought she would be so good-looking, she says, in her usual deprecating manner. She is gossiping about the young people who were at church that day and mentions Philip. Maggie's blush gives her away to her observant brother, who is horrified that his sister might be involved with a deformed man, especially the son of her family's enemy.

Later, he sees Philip heading for the Deeps and goes home to find Maggie coming out the front door. He confronts her and wants to know how long she has been seeing Philip. She tells Tom that she and Philip have confessed their love for each other. He forces her to agree not to meet him...

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