To the Lighthouse - Time Passes Chapters 8, 9 and 10 Summary & Analysis

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Time Passes Chapters 8, 9 and 10 Summary

Mrs. McNab is filled with melancholy as she attempts to keep up the Ramsay home. There have been no improvements to the house in ten years. As the old woman wages a war with mold and decay, she remembers Mrs. Ramsay's presence in the house and in the yard. She can even see Mrs. Ramsay with one of the children when they were small. The old woman fingers some of Mrs. Ramsay's clothes and toiletries, which look as if the woman intends to return tomorrow. Mrs. McNab is filled with a sadness that is exaggerated by the emptiness and destruction of the war that is invading every house all over the world.

Overwhelmed by the magnitude of the house's need for repairs, Mrs. McNab locks up and leaves. Nature has her way again with this deserted structure...

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