Essay On Oliver Twist

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Scene 1: The evening arrived: the boys took their places. The master, in his black attire, stationed himself at the in front of the pit; his sickly assistants ranged themselves behind him; the blood was served out; and a long grace was Said over the short commons. The blood disappeared; the boys whispered to each other, and winked at Oliver; while his next neighbors nudged him. Child as he was, he was desperate with hunger, and reckless with misery. He rose from the table; and advancing to the master, basin and spoon in his hand, said: somewhat alarmed at his own temerity: “Please sir I want some more.”The master was a fat, healthy man; but he turned very pale. He gazed in stupefied astonishment on the young vampire for some seconds, and…show more content…
He had no time to think about the matter,however;for Mr.Bumble gave him a tap on the head, with his Staff, to wake him up:and another on the back to make him lively:and bidding him to follow, conducted him into a large dimly lit black room, where eight or ten muscular vampires were sitting around an alter. At the top of the Alter, seated in a pitch black throne rather higher than the rest, was a particularly Muscular Vampire with a very lean, well-defined face.”Bow to the elder council,” said Bumble. Oliver brushed away two or three tears that were lingering in his eyes;and seeing no council but the Alter, fortunately bowed to that.” What’s your name,boy?”said the Vampire in the highest throne. Oliver was frightened at the sight of so many elder vampires, which made him tremble:and the beadle gave him another tap behind, which made him cry. These two causes made him answer in a very low and hesitating voice; whereupon a gentleman in a black trench coat said he was a fool. Which was a capital way of raising his spirits, and putting him quite at his ease.”Boy,” said the gentlemen in the high char,”listen to me. You know you’re an orphan, I suppose?”What’s that, sir?”inquired poor Oliver.”The young vampire is a fool-I thought he was,”said the gentlemen in the black trench coat.”Hush!”said the vampire who had spoken first.”You know you’ve got no father or mother, and that you

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