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Chapter 21

Madame Mantalini finds herself in a Situation of
some Difficulty, and Miss Nickleby finds herself in
no Situation at all.

The agitation she had undergone, rendered Kate Nickleby
unable to resume her duties at the dressmaker’s for three
days, at the expiration of which interval she betook herself
at the accustomed hour, and with languid steps, to the temple of
fashion where Madame Mantalini reigned paramount and

The ill-will of Miss Knag had lost nothing of its virulence in the
interval. The young ladies still scrupulously shrunk from all
companionship with their denounced associate; and when that
exemplary female arrived a few minutes afterwards, she was at no
pains to conceal the displeasure with which she regarded Kate’s

‘Upon my word!’ said Miss Knag, as the satellites flocked round,
to relieve her of her bonnet and shawl; ‘I should have thought
some people would have had spirit enough to stop away
altogether, when they know what an incumbrance their presence
is to right-minded persons. But it’s a queer world; oh! it’s a queer

Miss Knag, having passed this comment on the world, in the
tone in which most people do pass comments on the world when
they are out of temper, that is to say, as if they by no means
belonged to it, concluded by heaving a sigh, wherewith she

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