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1  I know his whole history: but we can talk about that presently.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
2  Oliver told them all his simple history, and was often compelled to stop, by pain and want of strength.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
3  It was a history of the lives and trials of great criminals; and the pages were soiled and thumbed with use.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
4  Nancy's history was no sooner unfolded to him, than he poured forth a shower of mingled threats and execrations; threatened to make her the first victim of the combined ingenuity of Messrs.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
5  It is not improbable that if Mr. Bumble had been possessed of this information at an earlier period of the interview, he might have imparted a very different colouring to his little history.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
6  Mr. Giles was at a loss to comprehend what this outcry meant; but Harry Maylie, whose perceptions were something quicker, and who had heard Oliver's history from his mother, understood it at once.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
7  And now, I come to a very important passage in Oliver's history; for I have to record an act, slight and unimportant perhaps in appearance, but which indirectly produced a material change in all his future prospects and proceedings.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
8  Upon the night when Nancy, having lulled Mr. Sikes to sleep, hurried on her self-imposed mission to Rose Maylie, there advanced towards London, by the Great North Road, two persons, upon whom it is expedient that this history should bestow some attention.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
9  When Mr. Brownlow admitted that on no one point of inquiry could he yet return a satisfactory answer; and that he had postponed any investigation into Oliver's previous history until he thought the boy was strong enough to hear it; Mr. Grimwig chuckled maliciously.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
10  While she felt the most eager and burning desire to penetrate the mystery in which Oliver's history was enveloped, she could not but hold sacred the confidence which the miserable woman with whom she had just conversed, had reposed in her, as a young and guileless girl.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
11  As fate would have it, Mrs. Bedwin chanced to bring in, at this moment, a small parcel of books, which Mr. Brownlow had that morning purchased of the identical bookstall-keeper, who has already figured in this history; having laid them on the table, she prepared to leave the room.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
12  She didn't quite rely, however, on their discontent and poverty for the child's unhappiness, but told the history of the sister's shame, with such alterations as suited her; bade them take good heed of the child, for she came of bad blood; and told them she was illegitimate, and sure to go wrong at one time or other.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER LI
13  Then, he said, with oaths common enough in my ears, but strange to yours, that if he could gratify his hatred by taking the boy's life without bringing his own neck in danger, he would; but, as he couldn't, he'd be upon the watch to meet him at every turn in life; and if he took advantage of his birth and history, he might harm him yet.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
14  Oliver soon recovering from the fainting-fit into which Mr. Brownlow's abrupt exclamation had thrown him, the subject of the picture was carefully avoided, both by the old gentleman and Mrs. Bedwin, in the conversation that ensued: which indeed bore no reference to Oliver's history or prospects, but was confined to such topics as might amuse without exciting him.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV