6 O liver is found again
O liver began to recover
and slowly regain
his strength. The picture that had caused Mr Brown low 's excitement was taken down from the wall, and was not mentioned again. O liver was disappointed at the disappearance of the picture, since he liked the woman's face, but he had many other things to think about now.
eg: He mentioned that he might be leaving.
They were happy days, while O liver was getting better. He played cards with Mrs Bed win and listened to stories about her family. The days were all so quiet and relaxing, after the hardships and poverty
of his previous life. Mr Brown low bought him a new suit
and new shoes, and O liver's dirty old clothe s were given away.
eg: What I feared most was not poverty,but failure.
One day Mr Brown low asked him to come to his study for a little talk.
O liver went in and sat down. He looked at Mr Brown low 's serious face in alarm
. 'Don't tell me you're going to send me away, sir, please! 'he exclaimed. 'Let me stay here! I could help with the housework…please, sir! '
eg: The police alarm us lock the door in the evening.
'My dear child, don't be afraid, 'said Mr Brown low kindly
. 'I won't desert
you. I believe that you're a good boy, not a common thief. You told me you're an orphan
—that seems to be the truth. But I want to hear now the whole story of your life, and how you came to be with the boys I saw you with that day. '
eg: Don't desert your pets after adopting them.
O liver began his story but was soon interrupted by the arrival of Mr Grimwig, an old friend of Mr Brown low 's. Mr Grimwig was a fierce
old gentleman and very fond of arguments. He clearly knew all about O liver and inspected him closely.
'So this is the boy, is it? 'he said at last.