Villette - Chapter 38, Cloud Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 38, Cloud Summary

One morning, Madame Beck comes to tell the first classe that lessons are suspended until she finds a replacement for M. Paul, who is leaving Europe. She tells Lucy to read to them in English instead. The students are upset, and several begin to cry. Lucy has no patience for the crying students and scolds one severely. She later gives the student a hug and a kiss, which brings the student to tears again. Lucy keeps herself busy, but the gossip of M. Paul's departure is all around her. She hears that he is going to Guadalupe and will be leaving in a week.

Since M. Paul and Lucy resolved their argument over religion a month ago, their relationship has been peaceful and pleasant. They talk more often than before, and Lucy has even told M. Paul about her idea to open her own school...

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