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Oliver Twist - Chapter 49 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 48 Summary

Sikes takes care to clean up and burn the club that he used to kill Nancy. He covers her body with a rug, and refuses to look at her. When he has disposed of all the evidence, he locks the house and leaves with the dog. He wanders aimlessly; unable to decide which way to go for a long time, fearing everyone he sees looks at him with suspicion. Later at night he finally forces himself to go into a pub for a meal, but runs out quickly after a soap salesman tries to get a bloodstain out of his hat as proof that his wares really work. He travels on, nearly mad with the guilt he feels. He hears two men discussing the murder and saying that the murderer has not yet been found. He finds a shed to sleep in, but everywhere he looks he...

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