Chapters 39-42 Summary

Dennis and Hugh meet Simon Tappertit, who recognizes Hugh as belonging to the Maypole. Sim remembers meeting Hugh five years previously, when he came to ask the Vardens if they had seen Joe Willet after he ran away. Sim asks Hugh if Joe was ever found; Hugh replies that he is most likely dead, which Sim is glad to hear. Sim tells Hugh about his organization, the United Bull-Dogs, and their association with the No-Popery movement. Hugh decides he should join this group as well, and he brings in Dennis. Sim is curious about Dennis’s job, which he is vague in describing. Dennis tells Sim that every article of his clothing came from “friends” he met in association with his career, meaning that all his clothes came from men he has...

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