SPOILERS FOR CHAPTERS 14-16
Ooo chapter 15 made me so angry!
Mr Skimpole – a friend of Mr Jarndyce – is a scrounger. Well, maybe that is a little unfair. According to himself and everyone else he has a childlike understanding of worldly matters such as money etc. And because of this the debt collectors are always after him. At the beginning of the novel we met one of the men who had been sent to collect payment. Well, this gent is now dead and has left 3 children behind, with the eldest girl (thirteen) struggling to work and support them all.
What made me so angry is that Mr S who doesn’t work, doesn’t worry, pays for nothing and has a wife and children gets on quite well, buying what he wants and eating what he wants by being an unapologetic, unthankful sponger! I can’t even think of a word strong enough to describe my anger at this man!
Anyway, onto nicer things.
The depressed Miss Jellyby is back in the picture and feeling a lot happier as she is in love and getting her life together by breaking free of her mother.
In the meantime Jo the crossing sweeper is approached by a servant who wants to see all of the places to do with the death she saw in the paper.
But what kind of a servant has a hand covered in rings?