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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby - Part 1, Act 1, Scenes 8-9 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Act 1, Scenes 8-9 Summary

Scene 8. As Kate poses for Miss LaCreevy, they discuss Ralph and how uneasy Kate feels around him. Shortly afterwards, Ralph himself comes calling. As Mrs. Nickleby appears, Ralph announces that he's found a position for Kate, working for a milliner and dressmaker. Mrs. Nickleby asks Kate whether she's got anything to say to her uncle. Kate says she does, but insists upon saying it in private. They move away from Mrs. Nickleby and Miss LaCreevy, and Kate asks whether she's to live at home. Ralph confesses that he had the idea of finding Mrs. Nickleby a place in the country, but when Kate insists upon living with her mother he agrees to find someplace small for them in town. Kate begins to cry out of gratitude and relief, but Ralph tells her roughly to stop.

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