The Return of the Native - Book 6 Summary & Analysis

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Book 6 Summary

Book 6: Chapter 1 Summary

Thomasin is in deep mourning after becoming a widow. She and Clym live in Blooms-End together, but they lead very separate lives. Clym is mostly isolated in his room.

Two years later, Thomasin is shown as feeling more cheerful raising her little girl, when Diggory Venn returns for a visit. He has left the reddleman trade and therefore has lost the red color on his skin. He has become a dairy farmer and looks very decent. He asks for permission on behalf of the locals to put up a maypole for the dance near Thomasin's house. She does not join in the dance but watches from the house. After everyone is gone, she sees Diggory looking for something. He tenderly picks up a glove that a girl must have dropped while dancing.

Book 6: Chapter 2 Summary

Thomasin is intrigued by the identity of the girl...

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