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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby - Part 2, Act 1, Scenes 11-14 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Act 1, Scenes 11-14 Summary

Scene 11. Nicholas and Smike arrive again in London, which is described by Narration as busy, crowded, and full of contrasts - life and death, wealth and poverty, all side by side. Nicholas goes immediately to see Noggs, but finds he's not home. Leaving Smike in the care of Crowl, Nicholas goes to Miss LaCreevy's, but then remembers Kate has been engaged in a position in Chelsea. As he tries to figure out how to get there ...

Scene 12. He pauses outside a coffee house just as Hawk, Verisopht, Pluck and Pyke arrive. When Nicholas overhears them talking about Kate he follows them inside and listens as they talk in less than polite terms about her. Nicholas becomes angry and demands to know Hawk's name in order to get an apology from him. Hawk refuses, Nicholas gets angry, Hawk gets nasty, Nicholas gets...

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