The Rise of Silas Lapham - Chapters IX and X Summary & Analysis

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Chapters IX and X Summary

Although Lapham does not treat Corey with any special favors while at work, he is fond of letting the public know that he has a member of the Corey family working for him. He brags of the young man's work ethic and his desire to do well. Lapham's wife discourages him from bringing Corey to the house. She instead wants him to come of his own accord. Therefore the only time Lapham gets to spend with Corey is those times when he leaves work early and takes the young man for a ride in his horse and buggy. The two often talk about the house Lapham is building on Beacon Street and sometimes visit it.

On one of these visits to the Beacon Street house Lapham and Corey happen to meet Irene and her mother there. Corey...

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