Micawber, I wonder you have never turned your thoughts to emigration.’
’They will emigrate together, aunt,’ said I. ’Yes!’ said Mr. Peggotty, with a hopeful smile.
The time drawing on rapidly for the sailing of the emigrant-ship, my good old nurse (almost broken-hearted for me, when we first met) came up to London.
’Pray, have you thought about that emigration proposal of mine?’
CHAPTER 57 THE EMIGRANTS One thing more, I had to do, before yielding myself to the shock of these emotions.
’Why, what a thing it would be for yourselves and your family, Mr. and Mrs. Micawber, if you were to emigrate now.’
’We have been discussing your emigration, with many apologies to you for keeping you out of the room so long; and I’ll tell you what arrangements we propose.’
The family, as emigrants, being objects of some interest in and about Hungerford, attracted so many beholders, that we were glad to take refuge in their room.
When this was done, my aunt and Agnes rose, and parted from the emigrants.
The ground now covering all that could perish of my departed wife, I waited only for what Mr. Micawber called the ’final pulverization of Heep’; and for the departure of the emigrants.
Three years had elapsed since the sailing of the emigrant ship; when, at that same hour of sunset, and in the same place, I stood on the deck of the packet vessel that brought me home, looking on the rosy water where I had seen the image of that ship reflected.
Among the great beams, bulks, and ringbolts of the ship, and the emigrant-berths, and chests, and bundles, and barrels, and heaps of miscellaneous baggage —’lighted up, here and there, by dangling lanterns; and elsewhere by the yellow daylight straying down a windsail or a hatchway — were crowded groups of people, making new friendships, taking leave of one another, talking, laughing, crying, eating and drinking; some, already settled down into the possession of their few feet of…
How the emigrants never wrote home, otherwise than cheerfully and hopefully; how Mr. Micawber had actually remitted divers small sums of money, on account of those ’pecuniary liabilities’, in reference to which he had been so business-like as between man and man; how Janet, returning into my aunt’s service when she came back to Dover, had finally carried out her renunciation of mankind by entering into wedlock with a thriving tavern-keeper; and how my aunt had finally set her seal on…
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We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here.
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