From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
Mr. Passnidge is Mr. Murdstone's friend. He meets Mr. Murdstone and Mr. Quinion at a Blunderstone pub to talk about Mrs. Copperfield and to laugh at David. For more on the joke of "Brooks of Sheffield," check out our thoughts on Mr. Quinion.