Mr. Micawber went to work for Uriah Heep who had taken over active control of Wickfield's business. After this occurs, Mrs. Micawber sends David a letter saying the Mr. Micawber is not acting like himself and is harsh and distant with his children. One day following this, Micawber arranges to meet with Traddles, David, Aunt Betsy and Mr. Dick at Wickfield's home. Here, Micawber discloses that he has discovered that Uriah Heep has embezzled money and committed sundry illegal activities while in the employ of and partnership with Mr. Wickfield, exposing Heep for a crook and manipulator who was secretly blackmailing Wickfield. Heep and his mother vanish and the Micawbers are rewarded with funds to emigrate to Australia with Peggotty and Emily.