。， The old gentleman was just going to say that Oliver should not goout on any account; when a most malicious cough from Mr. Grimwigdetermined him that he should; and that, by his prompt dischargeof the commission, he should prove to him the injustice of hissuspicions: on this head at least: at once.
The old lady made a respectful inclination of the head, whichseemed to say that she thought the doctor was a very clever man.The doctor appeared much of the same opinion himself.。， 'Well, well!' said the old lady, good-humouredly; 'you get wellas fast as ever you can, dear, and it shall be hung up again.There! I promise you that! Now, let us talk about somethingelse.'
。， This was addressed to a bluff old fellow, in a striped waistcoat,who was standing by the bar. He bent over Oliver, and repeatedthe inquiry; but finding him really incapable of understandingthe question; and knowing that his not replying would onlyinfuriate the magistrate the more, and add to the severity of hissentence; he hazarded a guess.
'Bless us, and save us! Wash your hands, and let me part yourhair nicely for you, child,' said Mrs. Bedwin. 'Dear heartalive! If we had known he would have asked for you, we wouldhave put you a clean collar on, and made you as smart assixpence!'。，
。， 'Why, the traps have got him, and that's all about it,' said theDodger, sullenly. 'Come, let go o' me, will you!' And,swinging himself, at one jerk, clean out of the big coat, whichhe left in the Jew's hands, the Dodger snatched up the toastingfork, and made a pass at the merry old gentleman's waistcoat;which, if it had taken effect, would have let a little moremerriment out, than could have been easily replaced.
'This,' said the man: 'I saw three boys: two others and theprisoner here: loitering on the opposite side of the way, whenthis gentleman was reading. The robbery was committed by anotherboy. I saw it done; and I saw that this boy was perfectly amazedand stupified by it.' Having by this time recovered a littlebreath, the worthy book-stall keeper proceeded to relate, in amore coherent manner the exact circumstances of the robbery.。， 'None, your worship,' replied the policeman.