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Getting sorted out

'That will suit me excellently,' said the stranger, 'five precisely - till then - take care of yourselves;' and lifting the pinched-up hat a few inches from his head, and carelessly replacing it very much on one side, the stranger, with half the brown paper parcel sticking out of his pocket, walked briskly out the yard, and turned into the High Street.

'Evidently a traveller in many countries, and a close observer of men and things,' said Mr Pickwick.