David sleeps in the cart until they reach Yarmouth

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David sleeps in the cart until they reach Yarmouth, the first stage on his journey to London. Mr.  Barkis drops David at an inn where eating arrangements have been made for him under the name of  "Murdstone." He is served dinner, but the waiter tells him frightening stories about the food and then  proceeds to eat most of David's meal himself. The trip continues all night, but David is unable to sleep in the crowded coach. In the morning they  reach London, "fuller of wonders and wickedness than all the cities of the earth," but no one is there  to meet him. David, who is only "between eight and nine" years old, worries if he has been  deliberately deserted. But some time later, a gaunt and shabby young man (Mr. Mell), one of the  school's masters, calls for him. After David buys something to eat, they go to an alms-house (a poor  house) where the schoolmaster visits his poverty-stricken mother.
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