Miss Mowcher is a hairdresser and a friend of James Steerforth. When David first meets her, he is put off by her loud and flighty manner. After Steerforth runs away with little Em'ly, however, Miss Mowcher visits David and explains that her earlier demeanor was just an act she puts on to secure work; because of her appearance (she is a dwarf), she would find it hard to earn a living otherwise. She also admits that Littimer tricked her into delivering a message from Steerforth to Emily, and says that she wants to make amends for the role she played in their relationship. She ultimately does so by helping to catch Littimer stealing from his most recent master.
Miss Mowcher Character Timeline in David Copperfield
The timeline below shows where the character Miss Mowcher appears in David Copperfield. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 22: Some Old Scenes, and Some New People
...much to David's dismay. Toward the end of the meal, Littimer announces that someone called Miss Mowcher is downstairs and would like to see Steerforth. Steerforth appears to know her and is... (full context)
Chapter 32: The Beginning of a Long Journey
Chapter 61: I Am Shown Two Interesting Penitents
...case because a "little woman" turned Littimer in. David guesses that he is talking about Miss Mowcher , and the magistrate confirms that she recognized Littimer while he was trying to escape... (full context)