It certainly had not occurred to me before, but I said, Yes, I should like that.

Category: Writing & Reading | Type: Discussion | Title: David Copperfield (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: I Enlarge My Circle of Acquaintance

Steerforth is some six years older, is very good-looking, has the manners and insouciance of the gentleman class, and is reputed to be a "scholar." He is further distinguished at the school by Creakle's obsequious, craven treatment of him. Nevertheless, Steerforth practices upon the gullible David the same depredations as did the swindling waiter, who also took food intended for him. 

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