Chapters 24-26 Summary

The elder Martin Chuzzlewit and Mary Graham arrive at the Pecksniff house. Pecksniff, confused and frustrated, hides Jonas in one room, puts on his gardening gear, and opens the door, apologizing to Mr. Chuzzlewit for the delay. He tells Mr. Chuzzlewit that his nephew Jonas is in the house. After bidding Tom Pinch to fetch Mercy and Charity, Pecksniff retrieves Jonas. The nephew and uncle coldly shake hands. Pecksniff assures Mr. Chuzzlewit that Jonas has been a model son in the manner of his grief over his father’s death. Mr. Chuzzlewit has Tom escort him and Mary back to the Blue Dragon Inn. He ascertains that as much as he had been favorably impressed by Tom, he is in fact too subservient to Pecksniff after all. On the way...

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