Copperfield sees Murdstone with Mr Spenlow. Dora is
having a picnic for her birthday and Copperfield is invited.
Dora tells Copperfield that Murdstone is to get
married the same day. Copperfield proposes to her, and she accepts. Her best
friend, Julia Mills is happy.
They decide that it should be a secret engagement.
CHAPTER 34 – MY AUNT
Copperfield is speaking with Traddles when he tells
Copperfield that Micawber has changed his name to Mortimer, so the debt
collectors can’t find him. He also only comes out after dark wearing glasses.
Traddles has the broker round to take away a table
and flower pot because he owes money, but he gets Peggotty to buy them back for
When Peggotty and Copperfield go to his house, Mr
Dick and Betsey Trotwood are sitting there with their belongings. She admits
that she is ruined.
CHAPTER 35 – DEPRESSION
Copperfield goes to see Mr Spenlow then Mr Jorkins to
cancel his articles so he could get his money back for his aunt – he was
Agnes tells of Heep and his mother living in their
house and making their lives a misery. She sees Betsey Trotwood. She tells of
how she tried to sell her investments, but failed and that her only income is by
letting her house for £70 per year.
Agnes says that Dr Strong is looking to retire and
wants a lawyer, to sort out his money. Copperfield writes to him asking if he
could have the job.
Mr Wickfield and Heep arrive to see Betsey Trotwood.
Mr Wickfield looks very ill.