David Copperfield - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

David begins his journey to London to attend his new boarding school, Salem House. As the carriage is about to leave, Peggotty appears to give him money and food for his journey. She rides with him for a little while in order to comfort him. When Peggotty leaves, the carriage driver, Mr. Barkis, asks David about her and hints that he would like to begin a courtship with her.

After arriving at the transfer point, David is at the mercy of those around him, who are looking to trick him out of his money or food. What follows is an uncomfortable journey to London, where David is left waiting at the station for someone to pick him up. Finally, Mr. Mell, one of the teachers at Salem House, meets him. On the way to the school, Mr. Mell and David stop at a charitable institution to get...

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