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Oliver Twist.

CHAPTER XXXV.

Is a very short one, and may appear of no great importance in its place, but it should be read notwithstanding, as sequel to the last, and a key to one that will follow when its time arrives.

"And so you are resolved to be my travelling-companion this morning—eh?" said the doctor, as Harry Maylie joined him and Oliver at the breakfast-table. Why, you are not in the same mind or intention two half-hours together.

"You will tell me a different tale one of these days," said Harry, colouring without any perceptible reason.

"I hope I may have good cause to do so," replied Mr. Losberne; :though I confess I don't think I shall. But yesterday morning