"I wonder if he could possibly be an ally, of the Doctor's!"
softly opened. Mr. Sikes then seized the terrified boy by the
collar with very little ceremony; and all three were quickly
The passage was perfectly dark. They waited, while the person
who had let them in, chained and barred the door.
'Anybody here?' inquired Sikes.
'No,' replied a voice, which Oliver thought he had heard before.
'Is the old 'un here?' asked the robber.
'Yes,' replied the voice, 'and precious down in the mouth he has