Oscar and Lucinda - Chapters 71 - 80 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 71 - 80 Summary

Chapter 71: "If Reverend Stratton had been a horse you would not have bet on him." (pg. 277) The signs are there for anyone to see. Reverend Stratton is about to embark on a losing cause. He hurries his wife along the path in Hennacombe, intent on reaching the racetrack at Newton Abbot. It's his bad luck to run into Theophilus Hopkins at that moment. His wife stops to talk, intending to be kind, but Stratton makes his excuses and hurries Mrs. Stratton away. Reverend Stratton is in a rush to get to the track to make use of the sixteen leather bound journals that Oscar had sent him. Unfortunately, Reverend Stratton is anything but meticulous. He was impressed by the luxurious passage aboard the Leviathan that Oscar funded from his winnings. He thinks the system is a sure-fire gold mine and intends to wager his entire...

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