The Rise of Silas Lapham By William Dean Howells Character Analysis Zerrilla Millon Dewey

Zerrilla Dewey is Silas' typist. He has hired her to help her and her mother, for they are the wife and daughter of Jim Millon, the man who took the bullet aimed at Lapham during the Civil War. Walker, Silas' head bookkeeper, suspects that she is Lapham's mistress.

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