A Tale of Two Cities - Book 2, Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Book 2, Chapter 6 Summary

In a conversation with Miss Pross, Mr. Lorry probes to find out Doctor Manette's conscious relationship to his former imprisonment but finds very little except that the mere mention of those times disturbs him- and he has not disclosed who was responsible for his misfortune, although he conceivably know. Lorry is happy to have found a kind of second home at Doctor Manette's and has learned to even appreciate the possessive Miss Pross. The chapter heading, "Hundreds of People." comes from a comment of Miss Pross to Mr. Lorry regarding the tremendous attraction commanded by her Lucie. Yet, it is only Darnay and Carton who visit. But when a great lightening storm commences, Carton muses that a great crowd is coming into their life and the footsteps running from the rain are approaching them. In fact, nothing could have been more prophetic- and perhaps tragic-...

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