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Oliver Twist
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  • ’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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