David Copperfield Chapter Summary - Part 2
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CHAPTER 48 – DOMESTIC
Copperfield tries to tell Dora that she is too soft on people. She is ill, because she gives birth to a stillborn baby.
CHAPTER 49 – I AM INVOLVED IN A MYSTERY
Both Traddles and Copperfield get a letter – Traddles from Mrs Micawber and Copperfield from Micawber.
In Micawber letter, he asks to meet him and Traddles. They have supper at his aunt’s house – and Micawber reveals that Heep is a liar and a cheat.
CHAPTER 50 – MR PEGGOTTY’S DREAM COMES TRUE
Martha sees Copperfield and tells him that she had left a note for Mr Peggotty. Then she takes him to Golden Square by coach. They climb the stairs of an old and unsafe house, where Emily is working as a prostitute. They are following Dartle up the stairs – she tells her that she should be whipped and punished for what she did. Emily says she had loved Steerforth and Dartle says that she loved him.
Mr Peggotty comes in as Dartle is leaving and tells Emily that she is coming home.
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