some black business was afoot last night," he said. "And
'You were not awake an hour ago?' said the Jew, scowling fiercely
'No! No, indeed!' replied Oliver.
'Are you sure?' cried the Jew: with a still fiercer look than
before: and a threatening attitude.
'Upon my word I was not, sir,' replied Oliver, earnestly. 'I was
'Tush, tush, my dear!' said the Jew, abruptly resuming his old
manner, and playing with the knife a little, before he laid it
down; as if to induce the belief that he had caught it up, in