The Story of Lucy Gault - Part 1, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 3 Summary

Henry finds Lucy, quite by accident, as he is looking for stones to mend a fence. He finds her in the ruins of Paddy Lindon's cottage. Lucy had befriended Paddy, a social derelict of the town when he was still alive, and it was his directions on how to get to the road that she follows. She had never been able to find the ruins of his cottage before, but when she falls and injures her ankle, she manages to crawl to the cottage. She lives on the bits of food she had hoarded for her trip and the apples and berries she picks. She is near death when Henry finds here. When the doctor sees her, he diagnoses a badly broken ankle that will not mend properly. He tells Henry and Bridget that Lucy will always limp. Henry sends a...

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