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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby - Part 2, Act 3, Scenes 4-8 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Act 3, Scenes 4-8 Summary

Scene 4. In his attic room, Squeers considers to himself the manipulations of Ralph Nickleby that brought him there - the money offered to get the deed, the way Ralph found out where Peg lives, and got him a place next door. He then reads a letter from home reporting on the status of the school, drinks a toast to his family, then takes the liquor over to Peg, who's revealed to live next door. Squeers seduces her into handing over the deed, but just as he's about to leave Noggs, Frank Cheeryble and two police officers arrive with a warrant for Squeers' and Peg's arrest. After a chase, Peg, Squeers and the deed are all taken into custody. Frank hurries off to convey the good news to Nicholas and Kate.

Scene 5. Alone in his dining room, Ralph contemplates a mysterious feeling...

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