Bleak House - Chapter 5-8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5-8 Summary

The next day Esther, Miss Jellyby, Ada, and Richard go for a walk around London. They meet Miss Flite, preparing for her court cases. She invites them to her place rented at Mr. Krook's shop known as Rag and Bottle House. He collects almost everything. He knew Tom Jarndyce, who killed himself during the Jarndyce and Jarndyce suit. Miss Flite keeps a cage with birds that are to be released on the day of her judgment, apparently involving the Jarndyce and Jarndyce case. They pass Nemo's room, another lodger living there. On the way out Mr. Krook demonstrates his spelling ability.

Chapter 6 depicts the meeting between Esther, Ada, Richard and Mr. Jarndyce, who is a man in his 50s, with silver hair. They meet his friend, Mr. Skimpole, an artist, also trained as a doctor, but now childlike and caring little...

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