Villette - Chapter 7, Villette Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7, Villette Summary

Lucy dresses herself in the morning and is interrupted by a man from the custom house, who snatches her keys and leaves to get her trunk. She eats a small breakfast in the coffee room, embarrassed to be the only woman present, and eventually she finds someone to help her find passage to Villette. Ginevra Fanshawe off-handedly remarked that she should come to Madame Beck's school in Villette for work, since Madame Beck has been looking for an English teacher.

Although Lucy does not know where Madame Beck's pensionnat, or school, is, she boards a coach with her luggage and makes her way to Villette. When she disembarks at Villette, she is astonished to find that her luggage is not on the coach. She asks an English gentleman for help, and he discovers that the coach was overloaded. Her trunk was left behind. When he...

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