Fingersmith - Part 3, Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

Sarah Waters
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Part 3, Chapter 16 Summary

Upon arrival in London, Sue is concerned that she will be recognized or that she might encounter Gentleman. She buys a veil for herself and a scarf for Charles at a used clothing stall. She tells Charles that she is afraid the asylum will have people out looking for them. Sue decides that she must watch the house on Lant Street to see who comes and goes, and to wait for a time when she can safely make her way to Mrs. Sucksby. She pawns Charles' pea coat for enough money to get them food and lodging. Charles reacts to this by saying that Richard will not want to hire a boy who comes to him without a coat. As they approach the house on Lant Street, Sue sees Richard enter the house.

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