Oliver Twist - Chapter 23 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 22 Summary

They have arrived at Toby Crackit's house, and are greeted by Toby and Barney, his helper. They drink some wine – forcing Oliver to have some too. Oliver chokes on it, causing much amusement among the thieves. The men eat, but Oliver eats only a small crust of bread, because of his fear. They sleep for a while, and then awaken to Barney packing bags. The four of them leave together, and walk to a house surrounded by a wall. Toby climbs the wall and then Sikes hoists up Oliver to put him over the wall, as well. Oliver then realizes what they are about to do, and begins to cry, and sinks to his knees. He begs the men to let him go, to run away and die in the fields. He promises he will never come near them. Bill cocks the pistol, but Toby knocks it...

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