After arriving in Dover, Lorry delivers a message to Lucie Manette.
George Washington's eighth Annual Address to Congress (now known as the State of the Union Address).
While in college, Holmes visits a friend and strikes a tender spot when talking to his friend’s father. This leads him into his investigation of a mystery involving blackmail.
Jurgis is told the history of his house, only to learn it is neither new or bought at a fair price. Ona and Stanislova secure jobs. Jurgis and Ona begin planning for their wedding.
Chapter 49: Monks and Mr. Brownlow at Length Meet. Their Conversation, and the Intelligence that Interrupts It.
Monks is captured and brought to Mr. Brownlow's home. Details of Monks' life are finally revealed. The search for Mr. Sikes continues.
Elzibieta's youngest son passes away. Jurgis accepts a job at the fertilizer factory, suffering from physical illness almost immediately. Elzbieta finds work so her remaining sons can return to school.
by Emily Brontë
Catherine, delirious from not eating for three days, talks about her childhood with Heathcliff. When Edgar sees the terrible shape Catherine is in, he scolds Nelly for not calling him sooner; when the doctor arrives he predicts that Catherine will not survive her illness. While this is going on, Isabella runs away with Heathcliff.
George's attempt to impress Belle Carpenter is unexpectedly interrupted.
George continues to admire Zenith as he prepares for lunch at the Athletic Club. Reluctantly, George acknowledges his feeling of discontent to Riesling.
Donatello and Kenyon continue on their journey and comment on their natural surroundings.
by George Eliot
The reader is introduced some additional members of the Lammeter family. Godfrey makes a request of Nancy at the Christmas dance.
Du Bois discusses the various education systems in place for the black men.
The narrator describes his journey to Atlanta to attend school and the theft of his money when he gets there.
Oliver receives a share of what is his, while Monks comes to a fitting end. Mr. Brownlow, now legal guardian of Oliver, Mr. Losberne, and Mr. Grimwig stay close to Oliver's new family.
Lebeziatnikov and Raskolnikov discuss Katerina's health as Sonia goes to check on her. Sonia finds a barely coherent Katerina overcome by her physical illness. Svidrigailov offers to take care of all funeral arrangements.
The Crawley finances are in a state of disarray, however Sir Pitt's frivolous behavior continues.
After taking a look around, Carol is unnerved by the stature and state of the buildings in Gopher Prairie. Bea Sorensen's tour of Gopher Prairie leaves her awestruck.
by Jack London
Humphrey awakens to find himself aboard the Ghost, a seal-hunter headed for Japan. The cook, Thomas Mugridge, explains the current situation aboard ship.
Chapter 42: An Old Acquaintance of Oliver's, Exhibiting Decided marks of Genius, Becoming a Public Character in the Metropolis.
Noah and Charlotte, set to leave for London, encounter Fagin and Barney at the Three Cripples Inn.
by Oliver Optic
Captain Sullendine boards ship, and is taught a lesson in proper behavior. Christy informs his Captain of his actions on the West Wind.
Joseph decides to stay. Amelia continues to enjoy herself. An old acquaintance makes an unexpected appearance.
Jurgis learns of the "Beef Trust". A harsh winter falls on the city, once again taking a toll on Jurgis and his family. Jurgis misses work after spraining his ankle.
Lorry visits the Darnays with some unsettling news. The Defarges lead a mob into the Bastilles.
Jo pays a visit to Laurie.