Chapters 20-22 Summary

In the office of Kenge and Carboy, Mr. Guppy feels jealous of Richard, who has established himself in Mr. Kenge’s rooms. In fact, Mr. Guppy is paranoid of everyone. Another clerk by the name of Young Smallweed (called “Chick”) is only fifteen but knows the ways of the world. A man named Jobling comes to see Mr. Guppy, and they go out to dinner with Smallweed. It is evident that Smallweed is well known and respected. Jobling complains of his job situation, and Mr. Guppy tells him of Mr. Krook, who might be able to rent Nemo’s old chambers to him. They go to see Mr. Krook, who is (as always) not quite sober. Mr. Jobling agrees to take the room. Mr. Guppy introduces Mr. Jobling to the Snagbys, who offer him a position. Mr....

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