The end of Chapter VII includes the main plot event of Book First—the quarrel between Mr. Tulliver and Mrs. Glegg. The quarrel will cause a dispute over the five hundred pounds lent to the Tullivers by Mrs. Glegg that will last for the rest of Book First. In the larger plot of the novel, this minor money issue will be the first in a series of events that lead to Mr. Tulliver's financial downfall.