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Oliver Twist Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 3 Summary

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Chapter 3 Summary

In this chapter, Oliver spends most of his time in solitary confinement, except for the regular beatings he received in the mornings, courtesy of Mr. Brumble, and his occasional flogging in the dining hall in front of the other boys. The board took every opportunity to make an example of Oliver while he was still in the workhouse. Mr. Gamfield, a chimney sweep, wishes to take Oliver as his apprentice. He is a frightening looking man, and Oliver is very afraid of him. The board discusses the matter, and approves the assignment, though they negotiate down the 5 pounds that they originally promised, because the work is dirty. Mr. Brumble takes Oliver to the magistrate, who is required to sign off on the apprenticeship. Oliver is very frightened, and bursts into tears in front of the magistrate, who then refuses to sign off on the apprenticeship. Mr. Bumble...

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