Mr. Pappleworth is Paul’s superior at Jordan’s. He is a clerk and a friendly, sociable man. At first, Mr. Pappleworth tries to assert his superiority over Paul by shouting at the factory girls in his presence, but Paul can tell he doesn’t mean it and the girls even tease him about it. After this, Mr. Pappleworth does his best to make Paul welcome and treats him as an equal at work. When he leaves the factory, Paul is promoted to Mr. Pappleworth’s position.
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...him coarse and unpleasant. Baxter tried to threaten Paul when he saw him staring, but Mr. Pappleworth defended him. Ever since then, Dawes has hated Paul and Paul equally despises him. Clara... (full context)