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The Mill on the Floss

By Eliot, George

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Title: The Mill on the Floss  
Author: Eliot, George
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: Book I. Boy and Girl Chapter 1. Outside Dorlcote Mill A wide plain, where the broadening Floss hurries on between its green banks to the sea, and the loving tide, rushing to meet it, checks its passage with an impetuous embrace. On this mighty tide the black ships?laden with the fresh?scented fir?planks, with rounded sacks of oil?bearing seed, or with the dark glitter of coal?are borne along to the town of St. Ogg?s, which shows its aged, fluted red roofs and the broad gables of its wharves between the low wooded hill and the river?brink, tingeing the water with a soft purple hue under the transient glance of this February sun. Far away on each hand stretch the rich pastures, and the patches of dark earth made ready for the seed of broad?leaved green crops, or touched already with the tint of the tender?bladed autumn?sown corn. There is a remnant still of last year?s golden clusters of beehive?ricks rising at intervals beyond the hedgerows; and everywhere the hedgerows are studded with trees; the distant ships seem to be lifting their masts and stretching their red?brown sails close among the branches of the spreading ash. Just by the red?roofed town the tributary Ripple flows with a lively current into the Floss. How lovely the little river is, with its dark changing wavelets! It seems to me like a living companion while I wander along the bank, and listen to its low, placid voice, as to the voice of one who is deaf and loving. I remember those large dipping willows. I remember the stone bridge.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Mill on the Floss, 1 -- George Eliot, 1 -- Book I. Boy and Girl, 2 -- Chapter I. Outside Dorlcote Mill, 2 -- Chapter II Mr. Tulliver, of Dorlcote Mill, Declares His Resolution about Tom, 3 -- Chapter III. Mr. Riley Gives His Advice Concerning a School for Tom, 6 -- Chapter IV. Tom Is Expected, 14 -- Chapter V. Tom Comes Home, 17 -- Chapter VI. The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming, 23 -- Chapter VII. Enter the Aunts and Uncles, 31 -- Chapter VIII. Mr. Tulliver Shows His Weaker Side, 44 -- Chapter IX. To Garum Firs, 50 -- Chapter X. Maggie Behaves Worse Than She Expected, 58 -- Chapter XI. Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow, 61 -- Chapter XII. Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home, 68 -- Chapter XIII. Mr. Tulliver Further Entangles the Skein of Life, 74 -- Book II. School?Time, 76 -- Chapter I. Tom's ?First Half?, 76 -- Chapter II. The Christmas Holidays, 87 -- Chapter III. The New Schoolfellow, 91 -- Chapter IV. ?The Young Idea?, 95 -- Chapter V. Maggie's Second Visit, 101 -- Chapter VI. A Love?Scene, 103 -- Chapter VII. The Golden Gates Are Passed, 106 -- Book III. The Downfall, 110 -- Chapter I. What Had Happened at Home, 110 -- Chapter II. Mrs. Tulliver's Teraphim, or Household Gods, 113 -- Chapter III. The Family Council, 116 -- Chapter IV. A Vanishing Gleam, 125 -- Chapter V. Tom Applies His Knife to the Oyster, 128 -- Chapter VI. Tending to Refute the Popular Prejudice against the Present of a Pocket?Knife, 135 -- Chapter VII. How a Hen Takes to Stratagem, 139 -- Chapter VIII. Daylight on the Wreck, 145 -- Chapter IX. An Item Added to the Family Register, 150 -- Book IV. The Valley of Humiliation, 153 -- Chapter I. A Variation of Protestantism Unknown to Bossuet, 153 -- Chapter II. The Torn Nest Is Pierced by the Thorns, 156 -- Chapter III. A Voice from the Past, 158 -- Book V. Wheat and Tares, 166 -- Chapter I. In the Red Deeps, 166 -- Chapter II. Aunt Glegg Learns the Breadth of Bob's Thumb, 172 -- Chapter III. The Wavering Balance, 183 -- Chapter IV. Another Love?Scene, 186 -- Chapter V. The Cloven Tree, 190 -- Chapter VI. The Hard?Won Triumph, 197 -- Chapter VII. A Day of Reckoning, 200 -- Book VI. The Great Temptation, 205 -- The Mill on the Floss


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