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Villette Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 17, La Terrasse Summary

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Chapter 17, La Terrasse Summary

Lucy rises in the morning and attempts to dress, but Mrs. Bretton arrives and orders her back to bed. Mrs. Bretton sits with her while she eats breakfast, and Lucy enjoys her company. Then, Mrs. Bretton leaves to run her errands, and Lucy rests. When evening comes, she finally rises and proceeds downstairs. Mrs. Bretton is asleep on the sofa, but Dr. John is home already. He tells Lucy about their house, La Terrasse, and they admire the scenery. Lucy can tell that he is depressed about Ginevra, but before she can broach the subject he tells her that he visited the Rue Fossette and was astonished to learn that Goton had not realized Lucy was gone. Lucy assures him that the servant had attended to her the best that she could, but Dr. John is angry that Madame Beck left Lucy alone...

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