Chapters 6-8 Summary

The members of the Pickwick Club are welcomed to a game of cards at Manor House, as are several other guests. In attendance is Mr. Wardle’s deaf, old mother, whose hearing improves once cards are mentioned. The clergyman tells the tale “The Convict’s Return,” which is about members of his local parish. A woman, much abused by her husband, is a faithful attendant at the church with her young son. She devotes herself to prayer and reading the Bible. After several years, the son, now a young man, does not show up with her at church. He has taken to running with a wild crowd, and it is not long before he is convicted of robbery. He is initially sentenced to death but the sentence is commuted to transportation overseas for...

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