The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club - Study Guide Section IX, ch. 34-37 Summary & Analysis

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The morning of the trial, Snodgrass and Mr. Perker express their hopes that the jury has a good breakfast which will make them more likely to decide in Mr. Pickwick's favor. The trial is held at Guildhall. Mrs. Bardell acts miserable as everyone is seated and the jurors are sworn in. Justice Stareleigh begins the trial. Serjeant Buzfiz, the prosecuting attorney, begins the trial by proclaiming Mrs. Bardell's innocence and virtue while condemning Mr. Pickwick for his villainy. He portrays Mr. Pickwick's casual notes to Mrs. Bardell as suspect before calling his witnesses. Mrs. Cluppins claims she eavesdropped on the proposal, and Mrs. Sanders tells the jury of rumors she has heard about Mr. Pickwick. Winkle, Snodgrass and Tupman confusedly add evidence against Mr. Pickwick, while Sam Weller is the only witness to speak for Mr. Pickwick, claiming to know nothing...

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