Chapters 43-45 Summary

Nicholas, at the Saracen’s Head Inn, overhears an argument between a young gentlemen and other patrons who have made inappropriate remarks about a young woman. Nicholas steps in and helps the young man, remembering a similar instance when he had to defend his sister’s honor from the remarks of Sir Mulberry Hawk. By a great coincidence, the young gentleman is Frank Cheeryble, the expected nephew of the Cheeryble Brothers. Frank has been in Germany, at the branch of the business there, and he spent a few months in the north of England. Nicholas wonders if Frank knows the young woman from the Register Office and the Cheeryble Brothers’ office, though he reasons that, since Frank has been gone for four and a half years, it is...

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