’You don’t mean to say that’s the boy who had the fever, I hope?’ said Mr. Grimwig, recoiling a little more.
’What for?’ asked Oliver, recoiling.
’Hah!’ cried the man, fixing his eyes on Oliver, and suddenly recoiling.
But perhaps she would recoil from a plot to take the life of Sikes, and that was one of the chief ends to be attained.
’Twelve miles down the river, and cut to pieces besides,’ replied Bumble, recoiling at the thought.
’Yes,’ said Rose, recoiling a few steps, as if to be nearer assistance in case she should require it.
’Fagin,’ cried the girl, recoiling.
Now, he started up, every minute, and with gasping mouth and burning skin, hurried to and fro, in such a paroxysm of fear and wrath that even they—used to such sights—recoiled from him with horror.
Disturbed by these different reflections; inclining now to one course and then to another, and again recoiling from all, as each successive consideration presented itself to her mind; Rose passed a sleepless and anxious night.
Her fears for Sikes would have been more powerful inducements to recoil while there was yet time; but she had stipulated that her secret should be rigidly kept, she had dropped no clue which could lead to his discovery, she had refused, even for his sake, a refuge from all the guilt and wretchedness that encompasses her—and what more could she do!
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