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The Mill on the Floss - Book 6: Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Book 6: Chapter 10 Summary

The dance is at the Guest mansion, and Stephen's sisters are the hostesses. Maggie is reluctant to dance because it has been so long since she has done so. Stephen has tried to find a way to ask her to dance, and when he finally does, he takes her to the conservatory instead. He impulsively kisses her arm over and over, which makes Maggie angry. She tells him to go away and never come near her again.

She and Philip meet briefly the next day and discuss their future. She tells him that the only reason she would not marry him would be Tom's feelings about it.

Book 6: Chapter 10 Analysis

In more modern times, what Stephen does might not seem so objectionable, but he is way over the line for his day. Even touching her would be considered an insult, and...

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