A Tale of Two Cities - Book 2, Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Book 2, Chapter 14 Summary

In this chapter, Jerry Cruncher's secret trade is revealed. We see him, initially, sitting out on his stool in front of Tellson's Bank, when a funeral procession passes. He joins in the procession for Roger Cly, one of the Old Bailey spies that helped indict Charles Darnay. The mob, which hates these types of spies, joins in and takes over the procession, fearful shopkeepers putting away their wares in its wake. The crowd eventually interns the body at a church cemetery and disperses. Later in the evening, Cruncher leaves for the same church, followed secretly by his son, who wishes to know what his father is doing so late at night. He finds that his father is a "Resurrection-Man," a gravedigger. He and his companions are devotedly digging up a coffin. That is the type of "fishing" that his father is doing at night. Young...

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