Oliver Twist - Chapter 24 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 23 Summary

Mrs. Corney is about to have a cup of tea, when Mr. Bumble comes to visit. They discuss the ingratitude of the paupers, and have tea. Mr. Bumble sits closer and closer to Mrs. Corney and flirts with her. After some time, he kisses her, and Mrs. Corney threatens to scream. Before he can kiss her again, there is a knock at the door. A woman tells Mrs. Corney that Old Sally is dying and needs to speak with her before she goes. Mrs. Corney follows the woman, leaving Mr. Bumble alone at her house.

Chapter 23 Analysis

Mrs. Corney is summoned to attend the deathbed of Old Sally, one of the workhouse paupers, for what reason, we are not sure. In addition, Mr. Bumble seems intent upon advancing his relationship with Mrs. Bumble.

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