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used in Oliver Twist

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  • Thirty or forty years ago, before losses and chancery suits came upon it, it was a thriving place; but now it is a desolate island indeed.
    Chapter 50 — The Pursuit and Escape (15% in)
  • He was alone in a strange place; and we all know how chilled and desolate the best of us will sometimes feel in such a situation.
    Chapter 5 — Oliver Mingles with New Associates. Going to a Funeral.... (7% in)
  • The sun was rising in all its splendid beauty; but the light only served to show the boy his own lonesomeness and desolation, as he sat, with bleeding feet and covered with dust, upon a door-step.
    Chapter 8 — Oliver Walks to London. He encounters on the Road a.... (32% in)
  • By degrees, he grew more calm, and besought, in a low and broken voice, that he might be rescued from his present dangers; and that if any aid were to be raised up for a poor outcast boy who had never known the love of friends or kindred, it might come to him now, when, desolate and deserted, he stood alone in the midst of wickedness and guilt.
    Chapter 20 — Wherein Oliver is Delivered Over to Mr. William Sikes (33% in)
  • Oliver sat huddled together, in a corner of the cart; bewildered with alarm and apprehension; and figuring strange objects in the gaunt trees, whose branches waved grimly to and fro, as if in some fantastic joy at the desolation of the scene.
    Chapter 21 — The Expedition (86% in)
  • Except,' said Mrs. Corney, pausing, 'except to a poor desolate creature like me.
    Chapter 23 — Which Contains the Substance of a Pleasant Conversation.... (16% in)
  • "And oh, kind Heaven!" she said, folding her thin hands together, "whether it be boy or girl, raise up some friends for it in this troubled world, and take pity upon a lonely desolate child, abandoned to its mercy!"
    Chapter 24 — Treats on a Very Poor Subject. But is a Short One, and.... (93% in)
  • Arriving, at length, in streets remoter and less-frequented than those through which he has passed, he walks beneath tottering house-fronts projecting over the pavement, dismantled walls that seem to totter as he passes, chimneys half crushed half hesitating to fall, windows guarded by rusty iron bars that time and dirt have almost eaten away, every imaginable sign of desolation and neglect.
    Chapter 50 — The Pursuit and Escape (7% in)

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