The Rise of Silas Lapham - Chapters VI and VII Summary & Analysis

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Chapters VI and VII Summary

Tom Corey visits his mother and sisters in Bar Harbour, their vacation spot. His mother indicates that Corey's ideas of going into the mineral paint business are distasteful to her. Despite his mother's discouragement Corey goes to see Lapham about joining his business. Lapham tries to treat Corey as just another worker coming to him for employment. Corey first suggests he might add some capital to the business, an idea that Lapham discourages. Then Corey sets forth his real idea. He is familiar with some foreign languages and is interested in seeing the paint business spread to foreign countries such as Germany, South America and Mexico. Corey suggests he work on commission only. Corey cements Lapham's allegiance when he tells him that he believes in the paint.

After giving Corey a history of the paint, Lapham suggests...

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