Oliver Twist - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

Oliver leaves town with no real plans as to where he is going. But when he is 5 miles out of town, he sees a sign saying that London is 70 miles away. So he sets his sights on walking to London, because he has heard that there are many ways to make a living there. He walks 20 miles the first day, eating only a crust of bread he has brought from the Sowerberry's and some water he begs from strangers. When night comes, he sleeps in an open field. Over the days, he looks for ways to get food or money, including trying to keep up with a stagecoach running uphill, for the promise of a half penny at the top. One kind man gives him a meal of bread and cheese, and a woman who takes care of him and treats him with more kindness and sympathy...

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