Lucky Jim - Chapters 4-5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 4-5 Summary

In Chapter 4, Dixon has been pretending to sing throughout a sing-a-long because he cannot read music. However, Welch has just chosen a song in which Dixon will be forced to reveal his lies because it includes a solo part. Johns begins to laugh. However, just as Dixon is about to be found out, Bertrand, Welch's son, walks in, disrupting the sing-a-long. Already put off by Bertrand's apparent conceit, Dixon melts back out of the crowd and avoids introductions. This proves to be a mistake later when Dixon is pulled into a conversation with Bertrand and his girlfriend and Dixon refers to the girlfriend as a ballerina and learns she is not the fiancée, Sonia Loosmore, but another young woman by the name of Christine Callaghan. When Dixon attempts to apologize, Bertrand humiliates him by pointing out that he would not...

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