4 O liver in London
For some reason the Dodger did not want to enter London during daylight
，so it was nearly eleven o’clock at night when They got near the centre. O liver had never seen a dirtier or more miserable place. The streets in this district were narrow
， and the re were terrible smells
everywhere. Children wandered around even at this time of night，in and out of the many shops，playing and screaming．The pubs were full of people fighting，and big，evil－looking men stood in doorways or at dark corners． O liver almost wanted to run away， but just then the Dodger pushed open a door and pulled O liver into a dark hall
eg: In summer, the daylight hour lengthen.
eg: It was a narrow,humdrum place.
eg: We drove down the muddy lane.
‘It’s me，’ said the Dodger．
light of a candle appeared in the hall． ‘Who’s the re？’ a voice cried out．
eg: A faint light appeared on the top of the tower.
‘Who’s the other one？’
‘A new friend. ‘
They went up some dark and broken stairs．O liver could hardly see where he was going，but the Dodger seemed to know the way， and helped O liver up. They entered a room with walls that were black with age and dirt．In front of the fire was a table with a candle stuck into a bottle of beer， and an old man， with a horribly
ugly face and red hair， stood next to the fire cooking. He was wearing a dirty old coat and seemed to divide his attention
between his cooking and a number of silk handkerchieves， which were hanging near the fire．The re were several rough beds in the room．Four or five boys， about the same age as the Artful Dodger， sat round the table， smoking and drinking like middle-aged men．They all looked up when the Dodger and O liver entered．
‘This is him，Fagin，’ the Dodger said to the old man． ‘My friend O liver Twist．’
Fagin smiled and shook O liver’s hand．The n all The young gentlemen came up to him and shook both his hands very hard， especially the hand which held his few possessions
. One of the boys was particularly
kind．He even put his hands in O liver’s pockets so that O liver would not have to empty
them himself when he went to bed．The boys would probably have been even more helpful， but Fagin hit them on their heads and shoulders until They left O liver alone．
解析：come up to 接近、靠近；相当于、比得上
eg: He came up to us in the street.