- It fell straight, and true as a die; clove the water with a scarcely audible splash; and was gone.Chapter 38 — Containing an Account of What Passed Between Mr. and Mrs.... (89% in)
- He bore in his right hand a tallow candle stuck in the end of a cleft stick.Chapter 16 — Relates What Became of Oliver Twist, After he had been.... (30% in)
- Then jumping to his feet, he snatched the cleft stick from the Dodger; and, advancing to Oliver, viewed him round and round; while the Jew, taking off his nightcap, made a great number of low bows to the bewildered boy.Chapter 16 — Relates What Became of Oliver Twist, After he had been.... (35% in)
- Master Bates, apparently much delighted with his commission, took the cleft stick: and led Oliver into an adjacent kitchen, where there were two or three of the beds on which he had slept before; and here, with many uncontrollable bursts of laughter, he produced the identical old suit of clothes which Oliver had so much congratulated himself upon leaving off at Mr. Brownlow's; and the accidental display of which, to Fagin, by the Jew who purchased them, had been the very first clue...Chapter 16 — Relates What Became of Oliver Twist, After he had been.... (95% in)
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