and was always going to write to his uncle about it, and never did.

Category: Education | Type: Discussion | Title: David Copperfield (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: My 'First Half' at Salem House

A child procrastinates because the disclosure is humiliating, a confession of his own feebleness and lack of stature among his fellows. And if the parent or guardian experienced the same, his response will likely be something like Murdstone's. Creakle can count upon a conspiracy of silence.

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