Chapters 9-10 Summary

On the second day of their stay in London, Mr. Pecksniff and his daughters are to deliver Tom Pinch’s letter to his sister, Ruth, who is a governess for the children of an important copper manufacturer. They are accompanied by Mrs. Todgers and find that Ruth Pinch is not as unattractive as they had assumed she would be. She is quite pretty and has the same grateful and pleasant personality as her brother. Ruth's pupil takes note of what the governess does to report later. The footman arrives to ask what the pupil is learning, which is a sign for the Pecksniffs to leave. As they depart, Pecksniff points out the architectural features of the house until the owner tells him to get off the grass and leave. Mr. Pecksniff assumes his...

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