The Question and Answer section for Silas Marner is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
They find a "tinder-box" which they think is somehow related to the theft of Silas' gold. They remember a peddler who had come to the village a month before and had such a tinder box. The people try to consider this peddler as a possible thief.
Silas Marner's treacherous best friend when they were young men in the community of Lantern Yard. A zealous, confident contrast to the meek, self-doubting Marner. In order to steal Marner's promised wife, Sarah, Dane frames Marner in...
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