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Mr. Griffin coming to stay at Coach and Horses was nothing less of a piece of luck. It was the peak of winter time, and it was highly improbable for any visitor to come over to Iping at the time, leave alone staying at the inn.

At such a moment, a visitor coming up to Coach and Horses inn, and asking for a room to stay, both surprises Mrs Hall as well as creates some sort of suspicion in her mind. Especially when she observes his appearance carefully, she gets a little worried. However, he seemed like a respectable man over all, and Mrs Hall was more than excited to have a visitor at an odd time of the year.

Therefore, she showed her gratitude and excitement through her actions of care and respect. She provided him with a private room and lit her guest a fire, and left him by the fireside as she went to cook him a meal with her own hands. She herself attended to his services such as coffee and dining as a way of showing her excitement at his stay.


William Dane’s deceit and Sarah’s desertion took a heavy toll on Silas, and brought about a radical change in him. After having faced such despair, that too from ones he had trusted and loved, he could simply not hold on to his faith in god anymore. As he went to his house, he sat alone for an entire day, stunned and shocked in dismay.

He did not even have the impulse to visit Sarah and convince her to believe his innocence. After spending the first day in shock and despair, he went on to take refuge from this feeling of disbelief on the second day, by spending the major part of his time getting busy at the loom as usual. After what seemed like a long time, the ministers and deacons came up to him to inform him about Sarah ending her engagement with him. Silas did not express at all on receiving the message; instead he quietly turned away and sat to resume his work at the loom instead.

After about a month’s time, Sarah got married to William Dane and soon after that Silas Marner left the town to settle in Raveloe. Over time, the place and its people began holding Silas as a man of mystery and enigma.

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