In Bartleby, the Scrivener, the narrator introduces three other workers: Turkey, Nippers, and Ginger Nut. What are they like?

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Pertaining to the three employees of the narrator of Bartleby, the Scrivener, their nicknames are Turkey, Nippers and Ginger Nut. Turkey and Nippers are copyists. Turkey is approaching 60 years old and Nippers is about 25 years old. Ginger Nut is an office boy and apprentice law student of twelve years old.

Turkey is the one the narrator has the most to say about because Turkey is the oldest and presumably in his employee the longest. In the morning Turkey is diligent and an earnest worker who is an exceptional copyist (producing flawless handwritten copies of legal documents). But after stepping out at noon to eat lunch (or dinner, as they...

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