Oliver Twist - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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For the next several days, Oliver spends his time removing the marks from handkerchiefs and playing the pickpocket game, but he is eager to get out of the house. He has seen Fagin chastise the boys when they come home empty handed, even to the point of knocking them down the stairs, so Oliver is eager to pull his own weight. Fagin allows him to go out with Jack and Charley, who quickly spot a pickpocket target. Oliver has no idea what is about to happen. Jack and Charley steal the man's handkerchief and slip away. Oliver is horrified at what has happened, and begins to run when he realizes what they have done. The man believes Oliver has stolen the handkerchief, and a chase ensues, with everyone, including Jack and Charley, crying, "Stop, thief!" Oliver is knocked down and caught, and Jack and Charley...

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