Ruth Hall and Other Writings - Chapters LXI - LXX Summary & Analysis

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Chapters LXI - LXX Summary

In Chapter LXI, Mr. Ellet has invited a country clergyman from his parish to dinner. The clergyman compliments Mr. Ellet on his successes. He is a very wealthy man. Mr. Ellet enjoys the praise and says an extra-long prayer before dinner to prove his piousness. Meanwhile, in the city, Nettie pleads with Ruth for a little more food.

Chapter LXII starts with good news. Ruth has found a job as a columnist with The Standard. Unfortunately, they will not pay her until her column reaches print. She is worried that her daughter Nettie could starve to death in the five days before she gets paid.

Chapter LXIII sets the scene for a hot August afternoon. Dr. Hall is snoring in his chair, Mrs. Hall is knitting, and poor Katy is forced to sit in silence without moving...

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