He was still placidly engaged in this latter survey, when Mrs.Corney, hurrying into the room, threw herself, in a breathlessstate, on a chair by the fireside, and covering her eyes with onehand, placed the other over her heart, and gasped for breath.。， 'Well, what's that to me?' angrily demanded the matron. 'I can'tkeep her alive, can I?'
'Oh! for God's sake let me go!' cried Oliver; 'let me run awayand die in the fields. I will never come near London; never,never! Oh! pray have mercy on me, and do not make me steal. Forthe love of all the bright Angels that rest in Heaven, have mercyupon me!'。， 'Going on to Shepperton,' replied Sikes.
It was into this place that the Jew turned. He was well known tothe sallow denizens of the lane; for such of them as were on thelook-out to buy or sell, nodded, familiarly, as he passed along.He replied to their salutations in the same way; but bestowed nocloser recognition until he reached the further end of the alley;when he stopped, to address a salesman of small stature, who hadsqueezed as much of his person into a child's chair as the chairwould hold, and was smoking a pipe at his warehouse door.。，
At this moment the noise grew louder. Sikes, again lookinground, could discern that the men who had given chase werealready climbing the gate of the field in which he stood; andthat a couple of dogs were some paces in advance of them.。， Mrs. Corney twice essayed to speak: and twice failed. At lengthsummoning up courage, she threw her arms around Mr. Bumble'sneck, and said, it might be as soon as ever he pleased, and thathe was 'a irresistible duck.'