"I know you will forgive me, old man," he said, "but there

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Now,theoldgentlemancameinasbriskasneedbe;but,hehadnosoonerraisedhisspectaclesonhisforehead,andthrust 。

Now, the old gentleman came in as brisk as need be; but, he had

no sooner raised his spectacles on his forehead, and thrust his

hands behind the skirts of his dressing-gown to take a good long

look at Oliver, than his countenance underwent a very great

variety of odd contortions. Oliver looked very worn and shadowy

from sickness, and made an ineffectual attempt to stand up, out

of respect to his benefactor, which terminated in his sinking

back into the chair again; and the fact is, if the truth must be

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