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What is the summary to Chapters 2, 3, and 4 in Adam of the Road?

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In Chapter Two of the story, titled “Nick,” Adam and his best friend Perkin go to visit Adam’s spaniel, Nick, at Dame Malkin’s cottage. It is Saint Alban’s day, and the two boys are free to do as they please for most of the day. Nick is described as a “red dog, with flopping ears, big fringy feet, and a frantic tail.” Nick is very happy to see the two boys. Adam gives Nick a piece of meat, while Perkin gives the dog a piece of bread. Later, Dame Malkin invites the boys in for a meal of cake and milk. After the meal Adam sings a tune for the elderly woman, who then gives him news of his father, Roger—how it was very likely that Roger had joined Sir Edmund’s household as its new minstrel, and how the whole household was expected to spend the night at the abbey on that, or the following day. Adam has truly missed Roger and is excited to get this news. The two boys and the dog leave Dame Malkin’s cottage for the heath, where they hope to catch sight of Sir Edmund’s...

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