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Audio: The Small Servant from 'The Old Curiosity Shop'
Dickens won the hearts of many readers with his compassionate portrayals of servants and working people. In this excerpt from The Old Curiosity Shop, Dick Swiveller observes the Brasses’s badly treated young servant girl having a meagre meal.
Excerpt from The Old Curiosity Shop, Chapter 36, 1841