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Chapter 11

Newman Noggs inducts Mrs and Miss Nickleby into
their New Dwelling in the City.

Miss Nicklebyís reflections, as she wended her way
homewards, were of that desponding nature which the
occurrences of the morning had been sufficiently
calculated to awaken. Her uncleís was not a manner likely to
dispel any doubts or apprehensions she might have formed, in the
outset, neither was the glimpse she had had of Madame
Mantaliniís establishment by any means encouraging. It was with
many gloomy forebodings and misgivings, therefore, that she
looked forward, with a heavy heart, to the opening of her new
career.

If her motherís consolations could have restored her to a
pleasanter and more enviable state of mind, there were abundance
of them to produce the effect. By the time Kate reached home, the
good lady had called to mind two authentic cases of milliners who
had been possessed of considerable property, though whether
they had acquired it all in business, or had had a capital to start
with, or had been lucky and married to advantage, she could not
exactly remember. However, as she very logically remarked, there
must have been some young person in that way of business who
had made a fortune without having anything to begin with, and
that being taken for granted, why should not Kate do the same?
Miss La Creevy, who was a member of the little council, ventured
to insinuate some doubts relative to the probability of Miss


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