A story of sibling love told from The Mill On The Floss. This excerpt of Tom and Maggie’s early years was first published as a stand-alone in 1909. Little Maggie worships Tom and wants his approval – but Tom is unpredictable; sometimes he acts as if he loves Maggie and other times he is very unpleasant to her. Tom is sent to school to get a proper education and Maggie misses him greatly. But when his school days are done, Tom may have learnt to love his studies; he has made a very good friend; and Maggie is becoming a young lady.