A woman in Raveloe whom Silas Marner helps when he sees that she is suffering from heart disease and dropsy. His mother had suffered from the same diseases, and he offers Sally Oates relief with a foxglove mixture. This act of kindness occurs during Marner’s troubled early years in Raveloe, but it does not reconnect him to the people around him. The villagers pester him for more natural remedies, but he turns them away from his cottage door because he does not always have a remedy and does not want to be pestered.
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