The Secret Agent - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

Mrs. Verloc's mother, a few weeks before the bombing, has arranged to move into a charity home. Mrs. Verloc's mother worked for quite a time to convince the officials of the charity that she did deserve this home. This was difficult, because the charity homes were usually for widows without children. However, Mrs. Verloc's mother managed to cry every time an official pushed her for answers and was able to charm her way into one of the tiny houses. Mrs. Verloc's mother has made this move, because she wants to be sure that Stevie will always be taken care of. She feels that it is best to make sure of this before she dies, rather than worry about it on her deathbed.

Mrs. Verloc is not happy about her mother's decision and feels slighted that the woman no longer wishes to live with...

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