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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby - Study Guide Part 2, Act 3, Scenes 1-3 Summary & Analysis

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Scene 1. In the Kenwigs' home, as baby Lillyvick is screaming, Mr. Lillyvick arrives with some news. Nobody in the family welcomes him, until he confesses that his wife, the former Miss Petowker, has taken off and left him. The Kenwigs quickly welcome him back into the family, and just as quickly go back to treating him with the same greed-inspired respect as before.

Scene 2. At Ralph's home, Ralph muses on the ten thousand pound debt. Squeers arrives in response to a letter from Ralph, but before we learn what the note was about we discover that Squeers is nervous about Snawley. Ralph reassures Squeers that there's no danger to any of them - all the papers were genuine, all the facts were true, the only lie (that Smike was Snawley's son) was Snawley's. Ralph also reminds Squeers that they both still...

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