The young gentleman smiled, as if to intimate that the latter fragments of discourse were playfully ironical; and finished the beer as he did so.
At this point of Mr. Bumble’s discourse, Oliver, just hearing enough to know that some allusion was being made to his mother, recommenced kicking, with a violence that rendered every other sound inaudible.
’Not a bit of it,’ replied the Dodger, stopping the subject of discourse as Mr. Chitling was about to reply.
You gave me leave, at any time within a year, to renew the subject of our last discourse.’
He lighted his lantern from that which Monks had detached from the rope, and now carried in his hand; and making no effort to prolong the discourse, descended in silence, followed by his wife.
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