'Some mistake,' said Mr. Brownlow. But, although his motive forlooking steadily at Oliver no longer existed, the old idea of theresemblance between his features and some familiar face came uponhim so strongly, that he could not withdraw his gaze.。， 'I won't be ten minutes, sir,' said Oliver, eagerly. Havingbuttoned up the bank-note in his jacket pocket, and placed thebooks carefully under his arm, he made a respectful bow, and leftthe room. Mrs. Bedwin followed him to the street-door, givinghim many directions about the nearest way, and the name of thebookseller, and the name of the street: all of which Oliver saidhe clearly understood. Having superadded many injunctions to besure and not take cold, the old lady at length permitted him todepart.
。， But the old gentleman was not the only person who raised thehue-and-cry. The Dodger and Master Bates, unwilling to attractpublic attention by running down the open street, had merelyretured into the very first doorway round the corner. They nosooner heard the cry, and saw Oliver running, than, guessingexactly how the matter stood, they issued forth with greatpromptitude; and, shouting 'Stop thief!' too, joined in thepursuit like good citizens.
。， This was said in jest; but if the speaker could have seen theevil leer with which the Jew bit his pale lip as he turned roundto the cupboard, he might have thought the caution not whollyunnecessary, or the wish (at all events) to improve upon thedistiller's ingenuity not very far from the old gentleman's merryheart.
OLIVER BECOMES BETTER ACQUAINTED WITH THE CHARACTERS OF HIS NEWASSOCIATES; AND PURCHASES EXPERIENCE AT A HIGH PRICE. BEING ASHORT, BUT VERY IMPORTANT CHAPTER, IN THIS HISTORY。， 'We will,' replied Mr. Grimwig, with a provoking smile; 'wewill.'
'You would, would you?' said Sikes, seizing the poker in onehand, and deliberately opening with the other a largeclasp-knife, which he drew from his pocket. 'Come here, you borndevil! Come here! D'ye hear?'。，
'We will,' replied Mr. Grimwig, with a provoking smile; 'wewill.'。， Oliver held up the bottom of the pocket with one hand, as he hadseen the Dodger hold it, and drew the handkerchief lighty out ofit with the other.
， 'We will,' replied Mr. Grimwig, with a provoking smile; 'wewill.'。， Stopped at last! A clever blow. He is down upon the pavement;and the crowd eagerly gather round him: each new comer, jostlingand struggling with the others to catch a glimpse. 'Standaside!' 'Give him a little air!' 'Nonsense! he don't deserveit.' 'Where's the gentleman?' 'Here his is, coming down thestreet.' 'Make room there for the gentleman!' 'Is this the boy,sir!' 'Yes.'