The class discussed:
- Mr. Skimpole's name meanings (Skim - pole or Skimp - ole)
- Mr. Tulkinghorn's premonition..."Don't go home!" (pages 620 - 621) "He passes out into the streets, and walks on, with his hands behind him, under the shadow of the lofty houses, many of whose mysteries, difficulties, mortgages, delicate affairs of all kinds, are treasured up within his old black satin waistcoat. He is the confidence of the very bricks and mortar."
- Tulkinghorn (page 621) "A very quiet night."
- Tulkinghorn (page 621-622) - one long sentence! "Not only is it a still night on dusty high roads and on hill-summits, whence a wide expanse of country may be seen in repose, quieter and quieter as it spreads away into a fringe of trees against the sky, with the grey ghost of a bloom upon them; not only is it a still night in gardens and in woods, and on the river where the water meadows are fresh and green, and the stream sparkles on among pleasant islands, murmuring weirs, and whispering rushes; not only does the stillness attend it as it flows where houses cluster thick, were many bridges are reflected in it, where wharves and shipping make it black and awful, where it winds from these disfigurements through marshes whose grim beacons stand like skeletons washed ashore, where it expands through the bolder region of rising grounds, rich in cornfield, wind-mill and steeple, and where it mingles with the ever-heaving sea; not only is it a still night on the deep, and on the shore where the watcher stands to see the ship with her spread wings cross the path of the light that appears to be presented to only him; but even on this stranger's wilderness of London there is some rest."
- Jo's Death. Jo was a nobody from the streets of London. Dickens makes the point that Jo's life was important and at the end, Allan Woodcourt, Mrs. Flite, George, Phil, Mr. Snagsby, and Mrs. Smallweed assist him.
- How do you feel about the proposal?