Friday, January 22, 2010

The Hermit (Beggar)

2 of Clubs
Nell Trent

Little Nell is the main character in “The Old Curiosity Shop”. She lives with her ailing grandfather in a run down London antiques shop, unaware that her grandfather has a ruinous gambling addiction that has left them nearly penniless. Her grandfather suffers a breakdown that leaves him bereft of his wits, and Nell takes him away to the Midlands of England, to live as beggars.She gradually becomes weaker throughout the journey, and although she finds a home with the help of the schoolmaster, she does not recover and dies before her friends in London find her.

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