Villette - Chapter 34, Malevola Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 34, Malevola Summary

Madame Beck asks Lucy to do some errands for her and to drop off a basket for Madame Walravens. Lucy agrees and sets out. A storm is approaching as Lucy reaches the square where Madame Walravens lives. The square looks as though it had once been grand but is now home to those with little money. She sees an elderly priest leaving the house, and he turns to look back at her. The door is opened by an old and crabby maid, who does not want to let her in to deliver the basket. The priest reappears and allows her to go up to see Madame Walravens. Lucy is left in a gloomy salon upstairs. She begins to study a picture on the wall when it suddenly rolls away and reveals a passage. Out of the passage comes Madame Walravens. She is very short and...

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