Chapter 33-36 Summary

Mr. Sampson Brass, Quilp’s attorney friend, lives and works with his spinster sister, Sally. The two of them look almost identical, even to the evidence of facial hair. Sally has served as his law partner without appearing in a courtroom. Sally, in fact, is the driving force of the law firm, as she reminds her brother, whom she calls “Sammy.” Mr. Brass has received a note from Quilp, “recommending” a clerk to him, by which Brass understands that he has no choice. Quilp himself arrives with the new clerk in tow, who happens to be Dick Swiveller. Dick is to be instructed in the law by Sally and thus learn on the job. Reluctantly, Sally starts Dick in his duties, which Dick does not take that seriously.


(The entire section is 512 words.)