David Copperfield Chapter Summary - Part 2
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By Poppy Edmunds
CHAPTER 36 – ENTHUSIASM
Copperfield goes to see Dr Strong. He tells Copperfield that he will work his hardest and he is not to give up.
Then he suggests that Copperfield might like to work on his dictionary with him, two hours in the morning and two to three hours in the evening, weekends off.
Traddles and Copperfield try to help Mr Dick – they pay him to copy out his memorial - but removing all references to King Charles the first from it. Copperfield gets a letter from Micawber through Traddles saying that he has found a promising job. They meet him at the Gray’s Inn Road. Micawber says that he is going to help Heep in Canterbury.
CHAPTER 37 – A LITTLE COLD WATER
Copperfield tries to explain to Dora that she will have to realise that she is marrying a poor man - and she may have to look at a cookbook. She gets worried and frightened.
CHAPTER 38 – A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
Mr Spenlow and Miss Murdstone tell Copperfield that he’s not to marry Dora. The next day, Mr Spenlow is found dead after falling off his horse and carriage – they think. They look for his will everywhere, but realise he never made one because he is broke.
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