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The Pickwickians

THE FIRST light which brightens the darkness and shadows which hide the early history of the famous Mr Pickwick comes from reading the following entry in the Record of events at the Pickwick Club. The editor of these papers is very pleased to show this record to his readers. It shows that, even though the editor had many documents to read, he did it with careful attention, untiring energy, and with careful choices of what to do with the papers which he searched through. This is what the first document says -