'I've thought of it all,' said the Jew with energy. 'I've--I'vehad my eye upon him, my dears, close--close. Once let him feelthat he is one of us; once fill his mind with the idea that hehas been a thief; and he's ours! Ours for his life. Oho! Itcouldn't have come about better! The old man crossed his armsupon his breast; and, drawing his head and shoulders into a heap,literally hugged himself for joy.。， There were sad hearts at Mr. Brownlow's that night.
By the time they had turned into the Bethnal Green Road, the dayhad fairly begun to break. Many of the lamps were alreadyextinguished; a few country waggons were slowly toiling on,towards London; now and then, a stage-coach, covered with mud,rattled briskly by: the driver bestowing, as he passed, andadmonitory lash upon the heavy waggoner who, by keeping on thewrong side of the road, had endangered his arriving at theoffice, a quarter of a minute after his time. The public-houses,with gas-lights burning inside, were already open. By degrees,other shops began to be unclosed, and a few scattered people weremet with. Then, came straggling groups of labourers going totheir work; then, men and women with fish-baskets on their heads;donkey-carts laden with vegetables; chaise-carts filled withlive-stock or whole carcasses of meat; milk-women with pails; anunbroken concourse of people, trudging out with various suppliesto the eastern suburbs of the town. As they approached the City,the noise and traffic gradually increased; when they threaded thestreets between Shoreditch and Smithfield, it had swelled into aroar of sound and bustle. It was as light as it was likely tobe, till night came on again, and the busy morning of half theLondon population had begun.。，
When Oliver awoke in the morning, he was a good deal surprised tofind that a new pair of shoes, with strong thick soles, had beenplaced at his bedside; and that his old shoes had been removed.At first, he was pleased with the discovery: hoping that it mightbe the forerunner of his release; but such thoughts were quicklydispelled, on his sitting down to breakfast along with the Jew,who told him, in a tone and manner which increased his alarm,that he was to be taken to the residence of Bill Sikes thatnight.。，