Oliver Twist - Study Guide Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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The chapter opens with Bill Sikes beating his dog, and the dog growling and threatening to bite him. Fagin comes in and gives Bill some money, his take from a recent robbery. Nancy comes in and Fagin inquires as to whether she has been looking for Oliver. She says she has but that he has been ill. She quickly stops, before she says too much, and remarks that it is time to leave. Bill says he will walk her part of the way. Meanwhile, Oliver has started on his trip to the bookseller's. He meets Nancy and Bill along the way, and Nancy starts screaming – "Brother, where have you been," and puts her arms around his neck. A crowd gathers, and Nancy convinces them that Oliver is her runaway brother. He tries to convince them that he is not, but eventually Nancy and Bill take...

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