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  • Page 6 and 7: What an excellent example of the po
  • Page 8 and 9: food or too much clothing, under th
  • Page 10 and 11: expand, thanks to the spare diet of
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  • Page 14 and 15: ‘Make a bow to the gentleman, Oli
  • Page 16 and 17: ‘Bow to the board,’ said Bumble
  • Page 18 and 19: they established the rule, that all
  • Page 20 and 21: The evening arrived; the boys took
  • Page 22 and 23: CHAPTER III RELATES HOW OLIVER TWIS
  • Page 24 and 25: good, virtuous, contented, and obed
  • Page 26 and 27: caution not to run away in his abse
  • Page 28 and 29: ‘Come! I’ll split the diff’er
  • Page 30 and 31: little room by himself, and admonis
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  • Page 34 and 35: sharply. ‘Take the boy back to th
  • Page 36 and 37: point of view, the more manifold th
  • Page 38 and 39: tended to convey a reflection on th
  • Page 40 and 41: in a calmer voice: ‘Well; what ab
  • Page 42 and 43: eyes, he left a tear in them when h
  • Page 44 and 45: worsted stockings very much out of
  • Page 46 and 47: CHAPTER V OLIVER MINGLES WITH NEW A
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    affecting manner: ‘ask somebody e

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    ad. He had gone out to dinner; but

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    eared against the walls, and firmly

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    grovelling upon the floor: his eyes

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    at hide-and-seek among the tombston

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    CHAPTER VI OLIVER, BEING GOADED BY

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    oy promoted to the black stick and

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    pity: of all tones the most annoyin

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    and shoulders. ‘Oh! Charlotte, wh

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    CHAPTER VII OLIVER CONTINUES REFRAC

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    nated, an involuntary process? ‘I

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    ‘Meat, ma’am, meat,’ replied

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    posed towards the boy; perhaps, bec

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    mates stirring at that early hour.

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    CHAPTER VIII OLIVER WALKS TO LONDON

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    of water, which he begged at the co

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    show the boy his own lonesomeness a

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    ‘What mill! Why, THE mill—the m

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    a rather flightly and dissolute mod

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    ‘Where did he come from?’ ‘Gr

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    Oliver did as he was desired. Immed

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    sleeping and waking, when you dream

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    He closed the lid of the box with a

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    ‘Lined?’ inquired the Jew, with

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    closely about: getting out of his s

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    Oliver wondered what picking the ol

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    and the Jew played, regularly, ever

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    tention had been directed. Oliver w

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    the school-boy his marbles; the pav

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    ‘Don’t hurt him,’ said the ol

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    in charge. ‘Are you the party tha

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    over the recollections he awakened;

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    out of the office!’ said Mr. Fang

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    ‘Oh, he won’t speak out, won’

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    mitted by another boy. I saw it don

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    CHAPTER XII IN WHICH OLIVER IS TAKE

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    hand in hers, and drawing it round

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    Oliver dozed off again, soon after

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    know. What a beautiful, mild face t

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    ‘I rather think I had a damp napk

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    this strong proof of their anxiety

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    tage of the next interval of breath

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    CHAPTER XIII SOME NEW ACQUAINTANCES

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    voice. ‘Who pitched that ‘ere a

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    peared to understand perfectly. He

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    caused the conversation to flow afr

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    him to! Oh, do have pity, and tell

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    In reply to this incoherent questio

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    CHAPTER XIV COMPRISING FURTHER PART

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    also, such a good young man, and wr

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    ‘There are a good many books, are

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    of my heart, and sealed it up, fore

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    ting for the sake of argument, the

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    the voice of a pilot, and the appet

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    ‘And I for his falsehood with my

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    his salutation, and, closing the do

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    CHAPTER XV SHOWING HOW VERY FOND OF

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    ight; snapping, growling, and barki

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    ing the bell. It was answered by an

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    of the Hue-and-Cry. Meanwhile, Oliv

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    home to your poor mother, you young

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    CHAPTER XVI RELATES WHAT BECAME OF

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    the sound proceeded. ‘Eight o’

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    ‘Is the old ‘un here?’ asked

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    The Jew started. Oliver started too

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    ‘Serve him right!’ cried Sikes,

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    The Jew saw that it would be hopele

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    y these reproaches; ‘a mischief w

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    CHAPTER XVII OLIVER’S DESTINY CON

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    Mr. Bumble emerged at early morning

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    me.’ ‘Oh! you mustn’t be too

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    The child meekly raised his eyes, a

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    with sundry moral reflections on th

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    knew he was. A beadle all over!’

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    ‘Never!’ ‘You old women never

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    and evincing a desire to communicat

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    passage by the street-door, to be a

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    ‘I suppose you don’t even know

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    half smile; ‘and let them be puni

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    ‘To be sure, to be sure!’ said

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    the party to their repose. From thi

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    night when it befitted such a being

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    you?’ inquired Sikes, fixing his

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    ‘that the women can’t be got ov

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    But the father gets lagged; and the

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    these last few weeks, and it’s ti

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    pot ready, and that’s all you’l

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    ‘Not now,’ said the Jew, turnin

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    and chuckled as if to show that he

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    ecame intent upon the volume. It wa

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    ‘Am I to go with you?’ asked Ol

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    to pour into his ear, the warnings

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    needn’t take this devil-and-all o

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    with a menacing gesture that he had

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    endangered his arriving at the offi

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    They held their course at this rate

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    They had some cold meat for dinner,

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    ewildered with alarm and apprehensi

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    CHAPTER XXII THE BURGLARY ‘H allo

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    Uttering this exclamation in a tone

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    were actively engaged in busy prepa

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    And now, for the first time, Oliver

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    producing his lantern, and placing

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    CHAPTER XXIII WHICH CONTAINS THE SU

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    How slight a thing will disturb the

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    The matron expressed her entire con

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    laid his hat and stick upon a chair

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    time, place, and opportunity, to gi

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    mind: and when the fits are not on

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    the long-forgotten expression of sl

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    ‘Did she say any more, Anny dear,

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    in your ear.’ She clutched the ma

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    the words, as they came more faintl

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    time to time, as occasion served, h

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    ing a ground-plan of Newgate on the

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    ‘Perhaps I was,’ rejoined Tom,

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    The Jew motioned to the Dodger to p

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    CHAPTER XXVI IN WHICH A MYSTERIOUS

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    the further end of the alley; when

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    ear, might be made out; and as the

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    properly. Let him alone for that.

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    ‘And where should you think Bill

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    palms of his hands nervously togeth

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    spoke. ‘On your business all nigh

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    pickpocket of him at once?’ ‘On

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    The Jew released his hold, and they

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    CHAPTER XXVII ATONES FOR THE UNPOLI

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    e an innocent and virtuous way of s

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    empty. ‘It’s very comforting,

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    Mrs. Corney twice essayed to speak:

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    ward, he was not a little surprised

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    ever!’ With these words, the bead

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    still. For he was not quite satisfi

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    the responsibility of going home ag

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    damp and gloomy atmosphere through

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    ings, than in the lonely open field

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    ‘“Somebody,’ I says, ‘is fo

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    somewhat re-assured by the discover

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    Mr. Giles, with as much pride as if

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    Of the two ladies, one was well adv

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    said the fat gentleman. ‘Why didn

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    ‘Nor heard anything about him?’

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    ound and splintered up, was crossed

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    and balancing himself on his toes,

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    erwise have done. The conference wa

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    Giles, are you a Protestant?’ ‘

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    ‘You did, did you? Then confound

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    took off their great-coats and hats

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    ‘Of course not,’ replied the do

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    moment when he is going to alarm th

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    it immediately, if you will.’ ‘

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    up for the poor man, who was in a w

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    ances!’ said Mr. Blathers, puttin

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    derful maze of fresh contradictions

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    CHAPTER XXXII OF THE HAPPY LIFE OLI

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    ‘To the kind gentleman, and the d

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    ‘Did you ever know a man come out

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    een, he made up his mind to attach

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    could bear. The circumstance occasi

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    It was a happy time. The days were

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    master, who was a gardener by trade

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    iver had long since grown stout and

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    the morning, quite well. ‘I hope,

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    An anxious night ensued. When morni

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    upon the horse himself, and gallope

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    the prayers he had ever muttered, c

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    fancied he might have been more zea

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    CHAPTER XXIV CONTAINS SOME INTRODUC

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    ‘Better—much better!’ replied

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    great difficulty in imagining their

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    hope in life, beyond her; and if yo

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    from his young friend, a precise ac

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    his usual occupations, with more ho

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    were beginning to settle upon the e

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    memory, as if it had been deeply ca

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    mother, understood it at once. ‘W

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    pressed the ground for hours before

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    good, are visited with sickness, th

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    Rose?’ ‘It is,’ replied Rose,

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    ut my own; and the reproach shall r

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    CHAPTER XXXVI IS A VERY SHORT ONE,

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    no bad preparation for political li

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    fixed upon the spot where the carri

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    to awaken a pleasing melancholy in

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    looked, first incredulous, and afte

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    and, having, by this time, inflicte

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    Bumble. ‘What business is it of y

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    stranger: and that whenever he did

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    stranger, drily. The host smiled, d

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    disappointed by the intelligence; b

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    CHAPTER XXXVIII CONTAINING AN ACCOU

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    In the heart of this cluster of hut

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    ‘You think women never can keep s

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    ‘Humph!’ said Monks significant

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    speak in a lower tone,’ said Monk

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    eing) by the strange man’s violen

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    trap-door which opened close at Mr.

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    for Monks started at every shadow;

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    an inquiry what time of night it wa

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    did just now, if you’d thought of

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    ‘Sitch a rabbit pie, Bill,’ exc

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    ‘There now, Bill,’ remonstrated

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    something handsome, Fagin, to recom

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    the murmur of a man’s voice reach

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    to be gone. ‘Why, Nance!,’ excl

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    Mr. Sikes being weak from the fever

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    thoroughfare. ‘Has it long gone t

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    ing on, and who stepped forward to

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    CHAPTER XL A STRANGE INTERVIEW, WHI

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    ‘Because,’ said the girl, ‘I

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    ‘I’ll tell you, lady. Last nigh

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    what you have heard; your manner, w

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    hurriedly towards the door. ‘Thin

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    CHAPTER XLI CONTAINING FRESH DISCOV

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    desperate conclusion of consulting

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    another old gentleman, in nankeen b

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    ‘And, as the devil’s in it if t

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    Bedwin here, if you please.’ The

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    ‘Then what the devil is to be don

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    haunts and description of his perso

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    CHAPTER XLII AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE OF

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    ‘Is it much farther?’ asked the

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    his motives, and they walked on ver

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    Now, this back-room was immediately

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    gravity. ‘I should like to be the

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    ‘In that way of business,’ rejo

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    ‘Where?’ ‘Here.’ ‘Um!’

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    ‘Well, that’s all right!’ sai

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    three is the magic number, and some

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    art, that Mr. Bolter’s respect vi

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    pupil. ‘Wasn’t he always the to

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    and felt quite impatient for the ar

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    These arrangements completed, he wa

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    place in the dock, requested in an

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    ‘Have you anything to say at all?

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    CHAPTER XLIV THE TIME ARRIVES FOR N

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    ‘An hour this side of midnight,

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    you,—this minute—this instant.

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    ‘Why, now she’s on the other ta

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    ly than that she would consent to p

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    CHAPTER XLV NOAH CLAYPOLE IS EMPLOY

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    suit me, that don’t; and so I tel

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    to him to climb up and observe the

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    CHAPTER XLVI THE APPOINTMENT KEPT T

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    and death, of health and sickness,

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    mour you.’ ‘To humour me!’ cr

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    ‘Him that I told the young lady o

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    said the girl, after a short pause.

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    valuable assistance, young woman, a

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    night!’ The gentleman turned away

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    CHAPTER XLVII FATAL CONSEQUENCES I

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    face to face, he looked fixedly at

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    with you, I’d fall upon you with

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    ‘Why—why? Tell him that.’ ‘

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    ‘There’s enough light for wot I

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    CHAPTER XLVIII THE FLIGHT OF SIKES

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    gate on which stands the stone in h

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    This was an antic fellow, half pedl

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    was walking past, when he recognise

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    sky. He threw himself upon the road

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    ground. Women and children shrieked

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    along. When his master halted at th

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    speaking, and Mr. Brownlow, precedi

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    his hat and cloak, ‘from my fathe

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    ‘Well, they were separated,’ sa

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    died the day after her arrival, lea

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    ‘Why not?’ asked Monks hastily.

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    passed between you and this deteste

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    safety. They left the room, and the

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    on the right and left, and deafened

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    occasion. This man was a returned t

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    hear the cries with which the women

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    ‘None. He MUST come in.’ ‘Don

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    you know me?’ ‘Don’t come nea

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    ‘Lined with sheet-iron.’ ‘And

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    a strong struggling current of angr

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    the crowd, and retain his position)

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    whose name had not been mentioned.

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    ficulty to restrain the boy within

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    ‘Go on,’ said the person addres

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    only son, who had been trained to h

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    As the villain folded his arms tigh

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    out the sound, nor stop the chinks.

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    ‘The father of the unhappy Agnes

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    character of pain. They were a long

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    power and patronage: such relatives

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    CHAPTER LII FAGIN’S LAST NIGHT AL

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    oke his pencil-point, and made anot

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    ious names, and screeched and hisse

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    withering sense of his helpless, de

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    some pain and fear—that he should

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    grows worse as the time gets on.’

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    CHAPTER LIII AND LAST T he fortunes

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    pastor, and instantaneously recover

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    disposition, and a good purpose, su

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