David Copperfield Chapter Summary - Part 1
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CHAPTER 28 – MICAWBER’S GAUNLET
Traddles and Mr and Mrs Micawber come over to dinner. They have a good time until Littimer appears looking for Steerforth.
Micawber confesses that he is going into the brewing business.
After the party, Steerforth arrives and when Copperfield tells him that Traddles had been there, he says that he doesn’t want to see him. He leaves and when Copperfield gets undressed, he finds a letter that he remembered Micawber gave to him.
The letter says that Traddles owes a lot of money and it effects Micawber.
CHAPTER 29 – I VISIT STEERFORTH AT HIS HOME, AGAIN
Dartle asks Copperfield at Steerforth’s house why he is away so much and why he acts oddly recently.
Steerforth and Copperfield ask Rosa to play the harp. At the end, Steerforth says that for the future they should love each other very much. She runs off.
Copperfield leaves early next morning.
CHAPTER 30 – A LOSS
Copperfield goes to Yarmouth and stays at the inn. He goes to see Mr Omer and they talk of Emily and how she seems unsettled. Copperfield then goes to see Barkis who is very ill, and later dies.
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