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Friendless and without family, set apart from the villagers by their superstition and fear of him, he plies his weaving trade day after day, storing up gold which becomes his idol. When his gold is stolen, he is rescued from despair by the arrival on his lonely hearth of a beautiful little girl, whom he adopts, and through whom he and the other people of the village learn that loving relationships are more fulfilling than material wealth.
Summary by rachelellen For more information on our readers, please visit the catalog page For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox. Download M4B MB. Boxid OL The concoction works, so the villagers conclude that Silas must have some dealings with the occult. Mothers start to bring their sick children to his house to be cured, and men with rheumatism offer Silas silver to cure them. Too honest to play along, Silas sends them all away with growing irritation.
Having wanted only to help Sally Oates, Silas now finds himself further isolated from his neighbors. Silas gradually begins to make more money, working sixteen hours a day and obsessively counting his earnings. He enjoys the physical appearance of the gold coins and handles them joyfully. He lives this way for fifteen years, until a sudden change alters his life one Christmas.
Squire Cass is acknowledged as the greatest man in Raveloe, the closest thing the village has to a lord. The elder son, Godfrey, is handsome and good-natured, and everyone in town wants to see him married to the lovely Nancy Lammeter. Lately, however, Godfrey has been acting strange and looking unwell. The Squire is growing impatient, Godfrey says, and will soon find out that Godfrey has been lying to him about the rent if Dunsey does not repay the money.
Godfrey balks at this, since there is a dance that evening at which he plans to see Nancy. When Dunsey mockingly suggests that Godfrey simply kill Molly off, Godfrey angrily threatens to tell their father about the money and his marriage himself, thus getting Dunsey thrown out of the house along with him. Godfrey, however, is unwilling to take this step, preferring his uncertain but currently comfortable existence to the certain embarrassment that would result from revealing his secret marriage.
Godfrey agrees to this, and Dunsey leaves. The narrator adds that Godfrey already has experienced this regret to some degree: The fact that Godfrey cannot act upon his emotions toward Nancy only increases his misery.
Despite the promise of this idea, Dunsey decides to ride on anyway, since he wants his brother to be upset about having had to sell Wildfire and he looks forward to the bargaining and swagger that will be involved in the sale of the horse. Dunsey meets some acquaintances who are hunting. Dunsey decides not to deliver the horse right away, and instead takes part in the hunt, enjoying the prospect of jumping fences to show off the horse.
However, Dunsey jumps one fence too many, and Wildfire gets impaled on a stake and dies. No one witnesses the accident, and Dunsey is unhurt, so he makes his way to the road in order to walk home. To his surprise the door is unlocked and the cottage empty. Tempted by the blazing fire inside and the piece of pork roasting over it, Dunsey sits down at the hearth and wonders where Silas is.
He sweeps away the sand, pries up the loose bricks, and finds the bags of gold. He steals the bags and flees into the darkness. Silas returns to his cottage, thinking nothing of the unlocked door because he has never been robbed before. He is looking forward to the roast pork, a gift from a customer, which he left cooking while he was running an errand. Noticing nothing out of the ordinary, Silas sits down before his fire.
He cannot wait to pull his money out, and decides to lay it on the table as he eats. Silas removes the bricks and finds the hole under the floorboards empty. He frantically searches the cottage for his gold, desperately hoping that he might have decided to store it someplace else for the night.
He eventually realizes that the gold is gone, and he screams in anguish. Silas then tries to think of what could have happened. He initially fears that a greater power removed the money to ruin him a second time, but banishes that thought in favor of the simpler explanation of a robbery.
Silas Marner by George Eliot
He mentally runs through a list of his neighbors and decides that Jem Rodney, a well-known poacher, might have taken the gold. Silas decides to declare his loss to the important people of the town, including Squire Cass, in the hopes that they might be able to help recover his money.
Silas goes to the Rainbow, the village inn and tavern, to find someone of authority. The Rainbow has two rooms, separating patrons according to their social standing. The conversation in the tavern is quite animated by the time Silas arrives, though it has taken a while to get up to speed. The narrator describes this conversation in considerable detail.
It begins with an aimless argument about a cow, followed by a story from Mr. Macey about a time when he heard the parson bungle the words of a wedding vow, a story that everyone in the tavern has heard many times before.
Just before Silas appears, the conversation lapses back into an argument, this time about the existence of a ghost who allegedly haunts a local stable. The argumentative farrier, Mr.
Dowlas, does not believe in the ghost, and offers to stand out in front of the stable all night, betting that he will not see the ghost. Snell, argues that some people are just unable to see ghosts. Our consciousness rarely registers the beginning of a growth within us any more than without us: Silas suddenly appears in the middle of the tavern, his agitation giving him a strange, unearthly appearance.
For a moment, everyone present, regardless of his stance in the previous argument about the supernatural, believes he is looking at a ghost. Silas, short of breath after his hurried walk to the inn, finally declares that he has been robbed. The landlord tells Jem Rodney, who is sitting nearest Silas, to seize him, as he is delirious. Hearing the name, Silas turns to Rodney and pleads with him to give his money back, telling him that he will give him a guinea and will not press charges.
Rodney reacts angrily, saying that he will not be accused. The tavern-goers make Silas take off his coat and sit down in a chair by the fire.
Everyone calms down, and Silas tells the story of the robbery. The landlord vouches for Jem Rodney, saying that he has been in the inn all evening.
Silas apologizes to Rodney, and Mr. Dowlas, the farrier, asks how much money was lost. Dowlas also offers to ask the constable to appoint him deputy-constable, which sets off an argument. Macey objects that no doctor can also be a constable and that Dowlas—whose duties as a farrier including the treatment of livestock diseases—is a sort of doctor. A compromise is reached wherein Dowlas agrees to act only in an unofficial capacity.
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Godfrey returns home from the dance to find that Dunsey has not yet returned. A tinder-box is found on the scene and is suspected to be somehow connected to the crime.
Though a few villagers suspect that Silas is simply mad or possessed and has lied about the theft, others defend him. Some townspeople suspect that occult forces took the money, and consider clues such as the tinder-box useless. The tinder-box reminds Mr. Snell, the tavern landlord, of a peddler who had visited Raveloe a month before and had mentioned that he was carrying a tinder-box.
In an attempt to find out what has happened, Godfrey rides to the town where the hunt started and encounters Bryce, the young man who had agreed to buy Wildfire.
Godfrey steels himself for the worst, as Squire Cass is prone to violent fits of anger and rash decisions that he refuses to rescind, even when his anger has passed. Godfrey takes his own breakfast early and waits for Squire Cass to eat and take his morning walk before speaking with him.
Godfrey tells his father about Wildfire and about how he gave the rent money to Dunsey. When Godfrey is evasive, the Squire comes close to guessing the truth. The Squire goes on and on, blaming his current financial troubles on the overindulgence of his sons. The Squire offers to propose for Godfrey, but Godfrey is again evasive and refuses the offer. Afterward, Godfrey is not sure whether to be grateful that nothing seems to have changed or uneasy that he has had to tell more half-truths.
Weeks pass with no new evidence about the robbery and no sign of Dunsey. Silas is still inconsolable, and passes the days weaving joylessly.
Without his money, his life feels empty and purposeless. He earns the pity of the villagers, who now think of him as helpless rather than dangerous. They bring Silas food, call on him to offer condolences, and try to help him get over his loss. These efforts are only mildly successful. Macey subjects Silas to a long and discursive speech about coming to church, among other things, but gets little reaction and leaves more perplexed by Silas than before.
Dolly brings her son Aaron and some of her famed lard-cakes. She encourages Silas to attend church, particularly since it is Christmastime. When she asks if he has ever been to church, Silas responds that he has not; he has only been to chapel. Dolly does not understand the distinction Silas is making—nor, in any significant way, does Silas. Wanting to show his gratitude for the visit, all Silas can think to do is offer Aaron a bit of lard-cake. Aaron is frightened of Silas, but Dolly coaxes him into singing a Christmas carol.
Despite his gratitude, Silas is relieved after the two have left and he is alone to weave and mourn the loss of his money. Silas does not go to church on Christmas Day, but almost everyone else in town does. The trip over slushy roads has not been an easy one, and Nancy is annoyed that she has to let Godfrey help her out of her carriage.
Nancy thinks she has made it clear that she does not wish to marry Godfrey. His unwelcome attention bothers her, though the way he often ignores her bothers her just as much. Nancy makes her way upstairs to a dressing room that she must share with six other women, including the Gunn sisters, who come from a larger town and regard Raveloe society with disdain.
Osgood, an aunt of whom Nancy is fond, is also among the women. Priscilla freely admits she is ugly and, in doing so, manages to imply that the Gunn are ugly as well. However, Priscilla insists that she has no desire to marry anyway. When they go down to the parlor, Nancy accepts a seat between Godfrey and the rector, Mr. She cannot help but feel exhilarated by the prospect that she could be the mistress of the Red House herself. She blushes at these thoughts. The rector notices and points out her blush to Godfrey.
After a little more banter, the Squire pointedly asks Godfrey if he has asked Nancy for the first dance of the evening. Godfrey replies that he has not, but nonetheless embarrassed asks Nancy, and she accepts.
The fiddler comes in, and, after playing a few preludes, he leads the guests into the White Parlour, where the dancing begins. Macey and a few other townspeople sit off to one side, commenting on the dancers. He insists that she will be more comfortable there and offers to leave. He tells Nancy that dancing with her means very much to him and asks if she would ever forgive him if he changed his ways.
She replies that it would be better if no change were necessary. Godfrey, aware that Nancy still cares for him, tells Nancy she is hard-hearted, hoping to provoke a quarrel. Godfrey, exhilarated by the opportunity to be near Nancy, decides to stay with them rather than go back to the dance. While Godfrey is at the dance, his wife Molly is approaching Raveloe on foot with their baby daughter in her arms.
Godfrey has told Molly that he would rather die than acknowledge her as his wife. She knows there is a dance being held at the Red House and plans to crash the party in order to get revenge against Godfrey.
Molly has been walking since morning, and, as evening falls, she begins to tire in the snow and cold. To comfort herself, she takes a draft of opium.
The drug makes her drowsy, and after a while she passes out by the side of the road, still holding the child. Thinking it is a living thing, she tries to catch the light but fails. The child toddles through the open door, sits down on the hearth, and soon falls asleep, content in the warmth of the fire. In the weeks since the theft, Silas has developed a habit of opening his door and looking out distractedly, as if he might somehow see his gold return, or at least get some news of it.
The last time he does so, he stands and looks out for a long time, but does not see what is actually coming toward him at that instant: As he turns to shut the door again, Silas has one of his cataleptic fits, and stands unaware and unmoving with his hand on the open door. When he comes out of the fit—as always, unaware that it has even occurred—he shuts the door.
As Silas walks back inside, his eyes nearsighted and weak from his years of close work at the loom, he sees what he thinks is his gold on the floor. He leans forward to touch the gold, but finds that the object under his fingers is soft—the blonde hair of the sleeping child. Silas kneels down to examine the child, thinking for a moment that his little sister, who died in childhood, has been brought back to him. This memory of his sister triggers a flood of other memories of Lantern Yard, the first he has had in many years.
These memories occupy Silas until the child wakes up, calling for her mother. Silas reheat some of his porridge, sweetening it with the brown sugar he has always denied himself, and feeds it to the child, which quiets her.
Back at the Red House, the men dance and Godfrey stands to the side of the parlor to admire Nancy. Lammeter and Mr. Crackenthorp to discover what has brought Silas here. The Squire angrily questions Silas, asking him why he has intruded. Silas says he is looking for the doctor because he has found a woman, apparently dead, lying near his door.
Knowing that it is Molly, Godfrey is terrified that perhaps she is not in fact dead. When Mrs. Kimble suggests that Silas leave the girl at the Red House, Silas refuses, claiming that she came to him and is his to keep. Godfrey insists on accompanying the doctor, Mr. Godfrey waits outside the cottage in agony, realizing that if Molly is dead he is free to marry Nancy, but that if Molly lives he has to confess everything. When Kimble comes out, he declares that the woman has been dead for hours.
Godfrey insists on seeing her, claiming to Kimble that he had seen a woman of a similar description the day before. As he verifies that the woman is in fact Molly, Godfrey sees Silas holding the child and asks him if he intends to take the child to the parish. Silas replies that he wants to keep her, since both he and she are alone, and without his gold he has nothing else to live for. Godfrey tells Kimble that the dead woman is not the woman he saw before.
The two talk about the oddness of Silas wanting to keep the child, and Kimble says that if he were younger he might want the child for himself. He sees no reason to confess his previous marriage to her, and vows that he will see to it that his daughter is well cared for.
Godfrey tells himself that the girl might be just as happy without knowing him as her father. Dolly is particularly helpful, offering advice, giving him clothing outgrown by her own children, and helping to bathe and care for the girl. Silas is grateful but makes clear that he wishes to learn to do everything himself, so that the little girl will be attached to him from the start.
Dolly persuades Silas to have the child baptized, though at first Silas does not really know what the ceremony means. Dolly tells him to come up with a name for her and he suggests Hephzibah, the name of his mother and sister. Silas surprises her by responding that it is in fact a name from the Bible. He adds that his little sister was called Eppie for short.
Eppie and Silas are baptized together, and Silas finds that the child brings him closer to the other villagers. Unlike his gold, which exacerbated his isolation and did not respond to his attentions, young Eppie is endlessly curious and demanding. Her desires are infectious, and as she hungrily explores the world around her, so does Silas. Whereas his gold had driven him to stay indoors and work endlessly, Eppie tempts Silas away from his work to play outside.
In the spring and summer, when it is sunny, Silas takes Eppie to the fields of flowers beyond the stone-pit and sits and watches her play. By the time Eppie is three, she shows signs of mischievousness, and Dolly insists that Silas not spoil her: Shortly after this conversation, Eppie escapes from the cottage and goes missing for a while, though she is soon found.
Despite his relief at finding her, Silas decides that he must be stern with Eppie. His use of the coal-hole is ineffective, however, as Eppie takes a liking to the place. Thus, Eppie is reared without punishment. Silas is even reluctant to leave her with anyone else and so takes her with him on his rounds to gather yarn. Eppie becomes an object of fascination and affection, and, as a result, so does Silas.
Instead of looking at him with repulsion, the townspeople now offer advice and encouragement. Even children who had formerly found Silas frightening take a liking to him.
Silas, in turn, takes an active interest in the town, wanting to give Eppie all that is good in the village. Moreover, Silas no longer hoards his money.
Since his gold was stolen, he has lost the sense of pleasure he once felt at counting and touching his savings. Now, with Eppie, he realizes he has found something greater. Godfrey keeps a distant eye on Eppie. He gives her the occasional present but is careful not to betray too strong an interest. He does not feel particularly guilty about failing to claim her because he is confident that she is being taken care of well.
Dunsey still has not returned, and Godfrey, released from his marriage and doubtful that he will ever hear from his brother again, can devote himself to freely wooing Nancy. Godfrey promises himself that his daughter will always be well cared for, even though she is in the hands of the poor weaver. The action resumes sixteen years later, as the Raveloe congregation files out of church after a Sunday service.
Godfrey has married Nancy, and though they have aged well, they no longer look young. Squire Cass has died, but his inheritance was divided after his death, and Godfrey did not inherit the title of Squire.
Silas Marner is also in the departing congregation. His eyes have a more focused look than they did before, but otherwise he looks quite old for a man of fifty-five. Eppie, eighteen and quite pretty, walks beside Silas, while Aaron Winthrop follows them eagerly. Eppie tells Silas that she wants a garden, and Aaron offers to dig it for them.
They decide that Aaron should come to their cottage to mark it out that afternoon, and that he should bring his mother, Dolly. Silas and Eppie return to the cottage, which has changed greatly since we last saw it. There are now pets: The cottage now has another room and is decorated with oak furniture, courtesy of Godfrey. Having returned home, Silas and Eppie eat dinner.
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Silas watches Eppie play with the pets as she eats. After dinner, Silas and Eppie go outside so that Silas can smoke his pipe. Silas has gradually been telling Dolly Winthrop the story of his previous life in Lantern Yard. Dolly is intrigued and puzzled by the customs he describes. They both try to make sense of the practice of drawing lots to mete out justice, and attempt to understand how Silas could have been falsely convicted by this method.
We learn that Silas has also discussed his past with Eppie. She is not unduly troubled by the story and does not wonder about her father, as she considers Silas a better father than any other in Raveloe.
She is, however, eager to know things about her mother, and repeatedly asks Silas to describe what little he knows of her. Eppie suggests building a wall out of stones, so she goes to the stone-pit, where she notices that the water level has dropped. Silas tells her that the pit is being drained in order to water neighboring fields. Eppie tries to carry a stone, but it is heavy and she lets it drop. Sitting down with Silas, Eppie tells him that Aaron Winthrop has spoken of marrying her.
Silas conceals his sadness at this news.