Oscar and Lucinda - Chapters 61 - 70 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 61 - 70 Summary

Chapter 61: When Lucinda returns to her glassworks, she belatedly learns that a business cannot be left for a year without serious consequences. She had asked Dennis Hasset, d'Abbs and her head glassblower, Arthur Phelps to keep an eye on things in her absence. Phelps had not fared well. He felt abandoned by Lucinda and caught between his two temporary bosses, Hasset and d'Abbs, who liked to give him ridiculous and contradictory orders. The quality of the glass began to suffer, and no one appreciated how hard the men worked on Miss Lucinda's behalf. Although the men had always patronized her, they also felt a paternal protectiveness towards her. They tried to satisfy the demands of the two men she left in charge, but Hasset and d'Abbs lacked respect for the craft, which produced bad working conditions. One day, a young boy was injured on the...

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