The Return of the Native Book 6, Chapter 1 Summary
The Inevitable Movement Onward
- Damon and Eustacia are famous in their deaths and their love story is told and exaggerated far and wide.
- Damon had a bunch of debts so widowed Thomasin is now broke and has to move back in with Clym at Mrs. Yeobright's house.
- The two Yeobright cousins are seriously depressed, but Thomasin can at least take some comfort in her baby.
- Clym takes to wandering around the heath, visiting the graves of his wife and mother, and being depressed.
- Time passes and Diggory Venn shows back up – but he's no longer red.
- He gave up being a reddleman and is back to running his dairy farm.
- Thomasin is kind of impressed.
- A local festival happens and Thomasin attends, hoping to see Diggory.
- Clym starts to get worried that Thomasin is falling for the guy again and thinks he may need to marry her instead.
- Diggory spent the May Day party dancing with others. Crafty, Diggory, crafty.
- Thomasin sees him later that evening and invites him to visit Clym, but Diggory refuses.
- Diggory explains he was hanging around trying to find a girl's lost glove, which Thomasin thinks is just silly.
- She leaves and Diggory moons over the glove some more.
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