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Book I: Boy and Girl ................................................................................................. 4
I.1. Outside Dorlcote Mill............................................................................................... 4
I.2. Mr. Tulliver Declares His Resolution about Tom.................................................... 6
I.3. Mr. Riley Gives His Advice Concerning a School for Tom .................................. 10

I.4. Tom Is Expected..................................................................................................... 19
I.5. Tom Comes Home.................................................................................................. 23
I.6. The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming........................................................................ 30
I.7. Enter the Aunts and Uncles .................................................................................... 38
I.8. Mr. Tulliver Shows His Weaker Side..................................................................... 54

I.9. To Garum Firs ........................................................................................................ 61
I.10. Maggie Behaves Worse Than She Expected........................................................ 71
I.11. Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow...................................................... 76
I.12. Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home................................................................................ 84
I.13. Mr. Tulliver Further Entangles the Skein of Life................................................. 93

Book II: School-Time ............................................................................................. 96
II.1. Tom's "First Half" ................................................................................................. 96
II.2. The Christmas Holidays ...................................................................................... 110
II.3. The New Schoolfellow........................................................................................ 115
II.4. "The Young Idea"................................................................................................ 119
II.5. Maggie's Second Visit......................................................................................... 127
II.6. A Love-Scene...................................................................................................... 131
II.7. The Golden Gates Are Passed............................................................................. 135

Book III: The Downfall ........................................................................................ 140
III.1. What Had Happened at Home ........................................................................... 140
III.2. Mrs. Tulliver's Teraphim, or Household Gods .................................................. 145
III.3. The Family Council ........................................................................................... 149
III.4. A Vanishing Gleam............................................................................................ 160
III.5. Tom Applies His Knife to the Oyster ................................................................ 163

III.6. Tending to Refute the Popular Prejudice ........................................................... 171
III.7. How a Hen Takes to Stratagem ......................................................................... 176
III.8. Daylight on the Wreck ....................................................................................... 184
III.9. An Item Added to the Family Register .............................................................. 190

Book IV: The Valley of Humiliation .............................................................. 194
IV.1. A Variation of Protestantism Unknown to Bossuet........................................... 194
IV.2. The Torn Nest Is Pierced by the Thorns............................................................ 198
IV.3. A Voice from the Past........................................................................................ 202

Book V: Wheat and Tares ................................................................................. 212
V.1. In the Red Deeps ................................................................................................. 212
V.2. Aunt Glegg Learns the Breadth of Bob's Thumb................................................ 221

V.3. The Wavering Balance........................................................................................ 233
V.4. Another Love-Scene ........................................................................................... 238

V.5. The Cloven Tree.................................................................................................. 242
V.6. The Hard-Won Triumph ..................................................................................... 251
V.7. A Day of Reckoning ........................................................................................... 255

Book VI: The Great Temptation ..................................................................... 260
VI.1. A Duet in Paradise ............................................................................................. 260
VI.2. First Impressions................................................................................................ 266
VI.3. Confidential Moments ....................................................................................... 276
VI.4. Brother and Sister .............................................................................................. 279
VI.5. Showing That Tom Had Opened the Oyster...................................................... 284
VI.6. Illustrating the Laws of Attraction..................................................................... 287
VI.7. Philip Re-enters ................................................................................................. 294
VI.8. Wakem in a New Light...................................................................................... 304
VI.9. Charity in Full-Dress ......................................................................................... 309
VI.10. The Spell Seems Broken.................................................................................. 316
VI.11. In the Lane ....................................................................................................... 321
VI.12. A Family Party................................................................................................. 326
VI.13. Borne Along by the Tide ................................................................................. 331
VI.14. Waking............................................................................................................. 341

Book VII: The Final Rescue ............................................................................. 348
VII.1. The Return to the Mill ...................................................................................... 348
VII.2. St. Ogg's Passes Judgment ............................................................................... 353
VII.3. Showing That Old Acquaintances Are Capable of Surprising Us ................... 359
VII.4 Maggie and Lucy............................................................................................... 364
VII.5. The Last Conflict.............................................................................................. 369

Conclusion .................................................................................................................. 377

Book I: Boy and Girl