Book I, Chapters 5-6: Summary and Analysis
Chapter 5: The Key-Note
Chapter 6: Sleary’s Horsemanship
Mr. E.W.B. Childers: a horse-rider
Master Kidderminster: his son
Emma Gordon: a pregnant member of Sleary’s Circus
Gradgrind and Bounderby walk to Coketown in search of Sissy Jupe’s father. He lives in Pod’s End, a part of town unfamiliar to them both. They stop and look about themselves. Just then Sissy Jupe herself comes into view, running. She is being pursued by Bitzer, the pale boy in her class. Mr. Gradgrind sends Bitzer on his way with a warning and asks Sissy to conduct them to her father’s house.
She leads the way to the Pegasus’...
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