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Brittles obeyed; the group, peeping timourously over each other's shoulders, beheld no more formidable object than poor little Oliver Twist, speechless and exhausted, who raised his heavy eyes, and mutely solicited their compassion.
In a lantern, miss,' cried Brittles, applying one hand to the side of his mouth, so that his voice might travel the better.
He looks as if he was a-going, miss,' bawled Brittles, in the same manner as before.
Giles's room; and that Brittles was to saddle the pony and betake himself instantly to Chertsey: from which place, he was to despatch, with all speed, a constable and doctor.
Putting Peter Brittles behind bars, Mr Justice King, QC, described him as posing "a seriously high risk to the public.