The Rainbow - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Back at Marsh Farm, Anna's younger brothers have grown up. Tom (Junior) is an intelligent young man and is attached to a respected engineer. Fred, the younger brother, has a natural affinity to agriculture and will follow his father on the farm. Tom and Lydia have grown old together and become very wealthy and semi-retired. They are proud of their children but do not often speak to each other. At one point, Tom (Junior) separates from his famous engineer benefactor and travels the world.

Tom continues to drink heavily in town in order to forget his disappointment at how his life has turned out. After a night of drinking in town, Tom accidentally drowns on his way home. Lydia has a premonition that something has happened to him. His body is discovered the next morning and is taken to Anna's house. The death affects the two sons very much. Lydia...

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