Chapters 39-42 Summary

Mr. Vholes assures Richard that they are making progress in Jarndyce and Jarndyce. Richard feels discouraged as he leaves Mr. Vholes’s office. Mr. Weevle and Mr. Guppy see him as he exits; they note that Richard is in increasingly heavy debt because of the lawsuit. Mr. Guppy tells Mr. Weevle that he is no longer interested in finding the letters Mr. Krook took from Nemo, but he wonders if they might still be someplace in Nemo’s room. They go to the shop and meet Grandfather Smallwood, who frequently inspects the property. They look through the room but find nothing. Mr. Tulkinghorn arrives and congratulates Mr. Guppy in associating with “grand ladies.” Mr. Guppy feels embarrassed and says nothing until Mr. Tulkinghorn...

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