Decline and Fall - Part 2: Chapters 4-5 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 5, a poorly-disguised Grimes re-emerges at King’s Thursday, to the great surprise of Paul and Peter. After a meeting with Mrs. Beste-Chetwynde, he tells them of his adventures and his near destruction, until he met up with a former colleague from Ireland. The friend directed him to Margot with a prospect of employment. He is vague as to the nature of this job, but has accepted it, something to do with a syndicate of entertainment enterprises in Latin America.

Grimes congratulates Paul on his upcoming nuptials and leaves. Grimes’ departure is followed by the arrival of Potts, who seems disappointed at having missed him, as he has been following something related to Grimes as part of his job at the League.

In Chapter 5, Paul and Margot travel to London so she can make arrangements for the wedding and conclude urgent business. He...

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