Oliver Twist - Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 20 Summary

The next morning Oliver is given new shoes, and told that he will be taken to Bill Sikes house that evening. He is quite afraid, and worried that he is being sent there to live. Fagin assures him that he will not send him away, but carefully warns him that his very life is in danger if he is not cooperative. He is left with a candle and a novel to wait. He reads the book – a history of criminals and their crimes. Oliver prays that he be spared from a life of crime and that he be rescued. Nancy comes to collect Oliver. She tells him that she is doing her best to keep him safe, and will continue to do so, but that Oliver must be quiet and cooperative, or neither of them will be safe. When they arrive at Bill Sikes' house, he warns...

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