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Oliver Twist Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 39 Summary

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Chapter 38 Summary

Mr. and Mrs. Bumble go to visit Monks to tell him the story of Oliver's birth. Mrs. Bumble demands twenty-five pounds from Monks, and tells him the story. She says that on her deathbed, Old Sally admits that she stole gold off the woman's corpse. She pawned it, and when she died, she gave the pawn ticket to Mrs. Bumble. Mrs. Bumble retrieved the item. It was a gold locket containing two locks of hair and a plain gold wedding band. She gives the locket to Monks, who throws it into the river.

Chapter 38 Analysis

The reader finally finds out what was stolen from Oliver's mother, but we still don't know the significance of the locket with the locks of hair and wedding ring. What we do know, however is that Monks is very anxious to destroy any evidence of Oliver's mother.

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