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The Butcher in David Copperfield

By Charles Dickens

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The Butcher

This young butcher announces that he'll beat the tar out of any of the boys who attends Doctor Strong's school. David accepts this challenge and gets his butt kicked the first time around. But after he gets his heart broken by Miss Larkins, he beats up the butcher as a kind of emotional release. When David is all grown up, he returns to Canterbury and catches a glimpse of this butcher. The butcher has also grown up into a responsible citizen with a daughter on his knee.

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