Chapters 50-52 Summary

As Pickwick, Ben, and Sam set off to see Mr. Winkle’s father, Bob Sawyer arrives and announces that he is going along. He is leaving his apothecary business to take care of itself, much to the consternation of Pickwick, who fears for the community, which is being left without a means to obtain medicine. As the carriage travels along, Bob becomes increasingly loud, clearly under the influence of the contents of the bottle he has brought along. Pickwick ascertains that it is milk punch, and he and Ben decide it would serve Bob right if they drank it all, which they do. Soon Ben and Pickwick also become tipsy. They decide to stop for lunch and refill the bottle. Several times along the way this process is repeated, and both Ben and...

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