The Return of the Native
by Thomas Hardy
The Return of the Native Book 6, Chapter 3 Summary
The Serious Discourses of Clym with His Cousin
- Clym continues to worry about his relationship with Thomasin and convinces himself that she has a crush on him.
- Clym decides he's too busy for such nonsense – he has to prepare for his new job as an itinerant (traveling) preacher.
- Thomasin comes in one day and tells Clym that Diggory has proposed and she is considering accepting.
- Clym worries that Diggory isn't rich enough, but Thomasin says she's happy in Egdon and he makes enough money for her.
- Clym finally comes around and says he doesn't mind if she gets married, so Thomasin accepts Diggory's offer.
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