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Oliver Twist Text

Oliver - Oliver, (olive) Oliver

twist - Zwirn; Biegung; Wendung; Twist; verziehen, drehen, wickeln

Charles - Karl


Chapter - Kapitel, Abschnitt, Verband, Ortsverband, Sektion

treats - Leckereien; behandeln, bewirten, einladen, heilen, kurieren

circumstances - Umstände; Umstand, Umstand

attending - teilnehmen; Oberarzt; (attend) teilnehmen; Oberarzt


birth - Geburt; Niederkunft, Ursprung, Herkunft

Although I am not disposed to maintain that the being born in a workhouse, is in itself the most fortunate and enviable circumstance that can possibly befall a human being, I do mean to say that in this particular instance, it was the best thing for Oliver Twist that could by possibility have occurred. The fact is, that there was considerable difficulty in inducing Oliver to take upon himself the office of respiration,"a troublesome practice, but one which custom has rendered necessary to our easy existence; and for some time he lay gasping on a little flock mattress, rather unequally poised between this world and the next: the balance being decidedly in favour of the latter. Now, if, during this brief period, Oliver had been surrounded by careful grandmothers, anxious aunts, experienced nurses, and doctors of profound wisdom, he would most inevitably and indubitably have been killed in no time.

although - obwohl, obschon, trotzdem

disposed - entsorgt; beseitigen, entsorgen, ordnen

maintain - unterhalten, warten, beibehalten, aufrechterhalten

workhouse - Arbeitshaus

itself - von selbst, von allein, sich selbst

fortunate - glücklich; günstig, verheißungsvoll

enviable - beneidenswert

circumstance - Umstand

Possibly - vielleicht, eventuell, möglicherweise, negated: unmöglich

befall - eintreten; befallen, zustoßen, hereinbrechen, widerfahren

human - menschlich

particular - besonders; speziell, bestimmt, spezifisch, genau

instance - Beispiel, Fall, Instanz

possibility - Möglichkeit

occurred - aufgetreten; passieren, vorkommen, stattfinden, vorkommen

considerable - erheblich, beträchtlich, beachtlich

difficulty - Schwierigkeiten; Schwierigkeit

inducing - auslösen; dazu bringen, anstacheln, bewirken, verursachen

upon - auf; mit

respiration - Atmung; Veratmung

troublesome - lästig

custom - Brauch, Gewohnheit, Sitte, Usus, Zoll, maßgeschneidert

rendered - erbracht; leisten, wiedergeben

necessary - nötig, notwendig, erforderlich, zwangsläufig, geboten

existence - Existenz, Dasein

lay - legen; richten (Tisch)

gasping - keuchend; (gasp); keuchen; japsen, prusten, Atemzug, Luftholen

flock - Schwarm; (to flock together) sich rotten, sich zusammenrotten

mattress - Matratze

unequally - ungleich

poised - bereit; Gleichgewicht

balance - Gleichgewicht; Ausgewogenheit; Bilanz, Saldo, Guthaben, Rest

decidedly - entschieden, deutlich, bestimmt

in favour - zugunsten [alt], zu Gunsten, für

brief - kurz; prägnant; kurze Zusammenfassung; briefen, instruieren

surrounded - umgeben, umringen, umzingeln, umringen

careful - vorsichtig, behutsam, sorgfältig

anxious - ängstlich, besorgt

experienced - Erlebnis

profound - tiefgründig; tiefgehend, profund

wisdom - Weisheit

inevitably - unausweichlich; zwangsläufig; erwartbarerweise

indubitably - unzweifelhaft

killed - getötet; vernichten, totmachen, löschen, zerstören, töten

There being nobody by, however, but a pauper old woman, who was rendered rather misty by an unwonted allowance of beer; and a parish surgeon who did such matters by contract; Oliver and Nature fought out the point between them. The result was, that, after a few struggles, Oliver breathed, sneezed, and proceeded to advertise to the inmates of the workhouse the fact of a new burden having been imposed upon the parish, by setting up as loud a cry as could reasonably have been expected from a male infant who had not been possessed of that very useful appendage, a voice, for a much longer space of time than three minutes and a quarter.

pauper - verarmt; Bettelknabe, Armer, Unterstützungsempfänger

misty - neblig, nebelhaft

unwonted - ungewohnt

allowance - Erlaubnis

parish - Pfarrgemeinde, Gemeinde, Kirchenkreis

surgeon - Chirurg, Chirurgin, Wundarzt

such - solch, derartig, so ein

matters - zählt; Materie, Materie, Masse, Substanz, Stoff, Angelegenheit

contract - Vertrag, Kontrakt; ich/er/sie zog zusammen, Vertrag abschließen

nature - Natur, Art

fought out - ausgefechtet

struggles - Kämpfe; Kampf, Gefecht

breathed - geatmet; atmen, einatmen, hauchen

sneezed - geniest; niesen, Niesen

proceeded - fortgefahren; vorgehen

advertise - ankündigen, annoncieren, inserieren, werben, anbieten, anpreisen

inmates - Häftlinge; Insasse, Bewohner

burden - Belastung; Refrain, Last, Möller (Hüttenwesen); belasten

imposed - auferlegt; auferlegen, aufzwingen, auferlegen

setting - Kontext; Einstellung; Vertonung; untergehend; (set); Seth

loud - laut

cry - weinen; schreien; rufen; Weinen; Schrei

reasonably - vernünftig

expected - erwartet; erwarten, erwarten, erwarten

male - männlich; Mann; Männchen, Er

infant - Säugling, Wickelkind, Kleinkind

possessed - besessen; besitzen, besitzen

appendage - Anhängsel; Extremität, Körperglied, Gliedmaße, Auswuchs

voice - Stimme; äußern

space of time - Zeitraum

As Oliver gave this first proof of the free and proper action of his lungs, the patchwork coverlet which was carelessly flung over the iron bedstead, rustled; the pale face of a young woman was raised feebly from the pillow; and a faint voice imperfectly articulated the words, "Let me see the child, and die."

Proof - Beweise; Beweis; polierte Platte; aufgehen lassen

proper - richtig, passend, angemessen, eigentlich, Eigenname

lungs - Lunge

patchwork - Flickarbeit, Flickwerk

coverlet - Bettdecke; Tagesdecke

carelessly - unachtsam

flung - geschleudert; Affäre (Liebesaffäre)

iron - eisern; bügeln; in Eisen legen

bedstead - Bettgestell, Bettrahmen

rustled - geraschelt; Rascheln

the pale - die Grenze des Erlaubten

raised - angehoben; Gehaltszulage; aufsteigen, anheben, erhöhen

feebly - schwächlich; schwach

pillow - Kopfkissen, Kissen; Ruhekissen

faint - leise, schwach, undeutlich, ohnmächtig werden

imperfectly - unvollkommen

articulated - artikuliert; wortgewandt; artikulieren, deutlich aussprechen

The surgeon had been sitting with his face turned towards the fire: giving the palms of his hands a warm and a rub alternately. As the young woman spoke, he rose, and advancing to the bed's head, said, with more kindness than might have been expected of him:

towards - zu, in Richtung, nach, auf, zu, gegenüber, für, um, zwecks

palms - Palmen; Palme, Schaufel (am Geweih)

Rub - reiben, abreiben, sich abreiben, sich abscheuern, sich ablaufen

alternately - abwechselnd

rose - Rosa; (rise); Rosa

advancing - fortschreitend; erhöhen, erheben, befördern, vorrücken

kindness - Freundlichkeit; Liebenswürdigkeit

"Oh, you must not talk about dying yet."

dying - (to die) sterben, umkommen; (dye) (to die) sterben, umkommen

"Lor bless her dear heart, no!" interposed the nurse, hastily depositing in her pocket a green glass bottle, the contents of which she had been tasting in a corner with evident satisfaction.

bless - segnen; selig preisen

heart - Herz, Herzstück

interposed - zwischengeschaltet; zwischenschalten, dazwischenstellen

hastily - hastig

depositing - Hinterlegung; Ablagerung, Vorkommen

Pocket - Tasche

Contents - Inhalt; (to be content with) sich mit etwas begnügen

tasting - Verkostung; schmeckend

corner - Ecke, Winkel, in die Enge treiben

evident - offensichtlich; offenkundig

satisfaction - Befriedigung; Zufriedenheit; Satisfaktion, Genugtuung

"Lor bless her dear heart, when she has lived as long as I have, sir, and had thirteen children of her own, and all on 'em dead except two, and them in the wurkus with me, she'll know better than to take on in that way, bless her dear heart! Think what it is to be a mother, there's a dear young lamb do."

dead - tot, gestorben, leblos, bewegungslos, regungslos, erstarrt

Except - ausnehmen, ausklammern, ausschließen, widersprechen, außer

lamb - Lamm, Lammfleisch

Apparently this consolatory perspective of a mother's prospects failed in producing its due effect. The patient shook her head, and stretched out her hand towards the child.

apparently - offensichtlich, offenbar, scheinbar, anscheinend

consolatory - tröstlich

perspective - Aussicht; Perspektive

prospects - Perspektiven; Sicht, Perspektive, Aussicht, Erwartung, Chance

failed - gescheitert; mangelhaft (Zensur 5)

producing - produzieren, herstellen, vorlegen, produzieren, Produkt

due - fällig

effect - Auswirkung, Eindruck, Effekt, Kraft

patient - geduldig; Patient, Patientin, Kranker, Kranke, Patiens

shook - geschüttelt; (to shake) erschüttern, schütteln

stretched - gestreckt; strecken, dehnen, langziehen, dehnen

The surgeon deposited it in her arms. She imprinted her cold white lips passionately on its forehead; passed her hands over her face; gazed wildly round; shuddered; fell back"and died. They chafed her breast, hands, and temples; but the blood had stopped forever. They talked of hope and comfort. They had been strangers too long.

deposited - deponiert; Ablagerung, Vorkommen

imprinted - eingeprägt; Erscheinungsvermerk, Abdruck, Gepräge; aufdrücken

lips - Lippen; Lippe, Auslauf, Überlauf, Schnaupe, Ansatz

passionately - leidenschaftlich

forehead - Stirn

passed - bestanden; (to pass) durchgehen, passieren, durchlaufen

hands over - übermacht

gazed - gestarrt; anstarren

wildly - wild

round - runden; Kontrollgang, Runde, Rundgang, rund

shuddered - geschaudert; Schauder, (wohliger) Schauder, schaudern, zittern

chafed - aufgescheuert; Reibungswärme, Schürfwunde, Verschleiß

breast - Brust; -brust, Entenbrust

temples - Schläfen; Tempel, Schläfe, Bethaus, Synagoge

blood - anbluten

forever - für immer, ewig, unaufhörlich, auf immer

comfort - Behaglichkeit, Bequemlichkeit, Komfort, Trost, Tröstung

strangers - Fremde, Fremdling, Unbekannte

"It's all over, Mrs. Thingummy!" said the surgeon at last.

It's all over - Es ist zu Ende.

Thingummy - Dingsbums

Last - letzte, zuletzt, letzter, vorig; dauern, andauern

"Ah, poor dear, so it is!" said the nurse, picking up the cork of the green bottle, which had fallen out on the pillow, as she stooped to take up the child. "Poor dear!"

picking - Kommissionierung; pflücken; (pic) Kommissionierung; pflücken

cork - Korken; Cork

fallen out - (fall out) ausfallen

stooped - gekrümmt; Buckel, sich beugen

"You needn't mind sending up to me, if the child cries, nurse," said the surgeon, putting on his gloves with great deliberation. "It's very likely it will be troublesome. Give it a little gruel if it is." He put on his hat, and, pausing by the bed-side on his way to the door, added, "She was a good-looking girl, too; where did she come from?"

needn - brauchen nicht

mind - Verstand, Geist, Sinn, Bewusstsein, Gedächtnis, Gedanken

cries - weint; weinen, schreien, schreien, rufen, Weinen

putting on - umhängend

gloves - Handschuhe; Handschuh

deliberation - Überlegungen; Abwägung

Likely - gleicht, ähnlich, wahrscheinlich, voraussichtlich

gruel - Haferschleim, Mus

pausing - pausierend; (pause); pausieren, innehalten, Pause

side - Seite; Flanke, Rand, Mannschaft, Team

"She was brought here last night," replied the old woman, "by the overseer's order. She was found lying in the street. She had walked some distance, for her shoes were worn to pieces; but where she came from, or where she was going to, nobody knows."

replied - geantwortet; antworten, erwidern, Antwort, Entgegnung, Antwort

overseer - Aufpasser; Aufseher, Aufseherin

lying - Lügen; liegend; (lie) Lügen; liegend

distance - Distanz, Entfernung, Abstand, Ferne, Weite, entfernen

The surgeon leaned over the body, and raised the left hand. "The old story," he said, shaking his head: "no wedding-ring, I see. Ah! Good-night!"

leaned - gelehnt; knapp, schlank, hager, mager

shaking - schüttelnd, erschütternd; (shake); schütteln, erschüttern

wedding - (wedding day) Hochzeitstag; (wed); trauen, verheiraten

ring - Ring, Kreis

The medical gentleman walked away to dinner; and the nurse, having once more applied herself to the green bottle, sat down on a low chair before the fire, and proceeded to dress the infant.

medical - medizinisch

gentleman - Herr; Herr, meine Herren

applied - angewendet; zutreffen, auflegen, anwenden, anlegen

low - tief, niedrig, nieder, leise (Stimme); muhen, blöken (Rind)

What an excellent example of the power of dress, young Oliver Twist was! Wrapped in the blanket which had hitherto formed his only covering, he might have been the child of a nobleman or a beggar; it would have been hard for the haughtiest stranger to have assigned him his proper station in society.

excellent - ausgezeichnet, hervorragend, großartig

power - Macht, Kraft, Großmacht, Stärke, Strom

wrapped - eingewickelt; einhüllen, einwickeln, wickeln, einpacken, hüllen

blanket - Decke, Wolldecke, Bettdecke, Schicht, Lage, allgemein

hitherto - bis zum jetzigen Zeitpunkt, bis jetzt, bis zu diesem Zeitpunkt

covering - Abdeckung; zudeckend; (cover); Deckel, Abdeckung, Versteck

nobleman - Edelmann, Adeliger, Adliger, Aristokrat

beggar - Bettler, Bettlerin

haughtiest - am geilsten; hochmütig, stolz, überheblich, arrogant, hochnäsig

Stranger - Ein Fremder; Fremde, Fremdling

assigned - zugewiesen; zuweisen, zuteilen, zuweisen

Society - Gesellschaft

But now that he was enveloped in the old calico robes which had grown yellow in the same service, he was badged and ticketed, and fell into his place at once"a parish child"the orphan of a workhouse"the humble, half-starved drudge"to be cuffed and buffeted through the world"despised by all, and pitied by none.

enveloped - umhüllt; einhüllen, umhüllen

calico - Kattun, Kaliko

robes - Gewänder; Robe

service - warten; Bedienung, Dienstleistung, Betrieb

badged - eine Marke; Abzeichen

orphan - Waisenkind; Waise

humble - bescheiden; demütig, ergeben

starved - verhungert; verhungern, Hungers sterben, verhungern

drudge - Hiwi

cuffed - mit Handschellen; Manschette; Hosenaufschlag

buffeted - geschlagen; Puff, Buffet, Schlag; hin und herwerfen

despised - verachtet; verachten

pitied - bemitleidet; Mitleid

none - kein, nichts, keines, keine, keiner, gar nicht

Oliver cried lustily. If he could have known that he was an orphan, left to the tender mercies of church-wardens and overseers, perhaps he would have cried the louder.

cried - geweint hat; weinen, schreien, schreien, rufen, Weinen

lustily - lüstern; geil

tender - zärtlich; empfindlich, Ausschreibung, Angebot, zart; andienen

mercies - Barmherzigkeit, Erbarmen

church - Kirche; Gottesdienst, Messe

wardens - Wärter; der Direktor / die Direktorin

overseers - Aufpasser; Aufseher, Aufseherin

Perhaps - vielleicht, wohl

louder - lauter; laut


growth - Wachstum; Bewuchs, Vegetation, Bewucherung, Geschwulst

education - Ausbildung, Erziehung, Schulung, Unterricht

board - Brett, Tafel

For the next eight or ten months, Oliver was the victim of a systematic course of treachery and deception. He was brought up by hand. The hungry and destitute situation of the infant orphan was duly reported by the workhouse authorities to the parish authorities. The parish authorities inquired with dignity of the workhouse authorities, whether there was no female then domiciled in "the house" who was in a situation to impart to Oliver Twist, the consolation and nourishment of which he stood in need. The workhouse authorities replied with humility, that there was not. Upon this, the parish authorities magnanimously and humanely resolved, that Oliver should be "farmed," or, in other words, that he should be dispatched to a branch-workhouse some three miles off, where twenty or thirty other juvenile offenders against the poor-laws, rolled about the floor all day, without the inconvenience of too much food or too much clothing, under the parental superintendence of an elderly female, who received the culprits at and for the consideration of sevenpence-halfpenny per small head per week. Sevenpence-halfpenny's worth per week is a good round diet for a child; a great deal may be got for sevenpence-halfpenny, quite enough to overload its stomach, and make it uncomfortable.

victim - Opfer

systematic - systematisch; System

treachery - Verrat

deception - Betrug, Betrügerei, Täuschung

by hand - mit der Hand

destitute - notleidend

duly - gebührend, ordnungsgemäß, pünktlich

authorities - Behörden; Autorität, Autorität; Behörde, Autorität, Behörde

inquired - nachgefragt; erkundigen

dignity - Würde; Förmlichkeit; Amt

whether - ob

female - weiblich; Weib, Weibchen

domiciled - ansässig; Domizil

impart - übermitteln; weitergeben, gewähren, mitteilen, vermitteln

consolation - Trost; Trostpreis

nourishment - Ernährung; Nahrung

humility - Bescheidenheit, Demut

magnanimously - großmütig

humanely - menschenwürdig

resolved - geklärt; auflösen, beschließen

dispatched - abgefertigt; verschicken, versenden, beeilen, besiegen

branch - Ast, Zweig, Abzweigung, (''rare'') tÄstelung

juvenile - jugendlich; jung, unreif, kindisch

offenders - Straftäter; Täter, Täter

against - gegen, mit, wider

laws - Gesetze; Gesetz, Jura, Rechtswissenschaft

rolled - gerollt; Rolle, Roulade, Walze, Semmel; drehen, wälzen, wickeln

inconvenience - Unannehmlichkeit; lästig sein, stören

clothing - Kleidung; (cloth); Stoff, Tuch

parental - elterlich

superintendence - Oberaufsicht

elderly - ältere Menschen; älter, bejahrt, betagt

received - bekommen, erhalten, empfangen, kriegen, empfangen

culprits - Beschuldigter, Missetäter, Schuldiger, Täter, Übeltäter

consideration - Berücksichtigung; Erwägung, Überlegung, Rücksicht, Vergütung

sevenpence - sieben Pence

halfpenny - einen halben Penny

worth - wert

deal - Menge, Handel, Teil, Abkommen

overload - überladen, überlasten, überlastet sein, Überladung, Überlastung

stomach - Magen; Bauch

uncomfortable - unangenehm; unbequem, ungemütlich, unbehaglich

The elderly female was a woman of wisdom and experience; she knew what was good for children; and she had a very accurate perception of what was good for herself. So, she appropriated the greater part of the weekly stipend to her own use, and consigned the rising parochial generation to even a shorter allowance than was originally provided for them. Thereby finding in the lowest depth a deeper still; and proving herself a very great experimental philosopher.

Experience - Erlebnis, Erfahrung, Praxis

accurate - genau

perception - Wahrnehmung

appropriated - angeeignet; angebracht, angemessen, passend, angebracht

weekly - wöchentlich; Wochenzeitschrift, Wochenblatt, Wochenzeitung

stipend - Stipendium, Besoldung, Gehalt

consigned - zugestellt; übergeben, verladen

rising - steigend, aufgehend; (rise); steigend, aufgehend

generation - Generation, Geschlecht

originally - ursprünglich

provided - zur Verfügung gestellt; sorgen, den Unterhalt sichern, besorgen

thereby - dabei; dadurch, damit, deswegen, darum

lowest - niedrigsten; Lowe

depth - Tiefe

deeper - tiefer; tief, tief, tief, tief, tief, tief, tief, tiefgründig

proving - er/sie hat/hatte bewiesen, beweisen, erhärten

experimental - experimentell

philosopher - Philosophen; Philosoph, Philosophin

Everybody knows the story of another experimental philosopher who had a great theory about a horse being able to live without eating, and who demonstrated it so well, that he had got his own horse down to a straw a day, and would unquestionably have rendered him a very spirited and rampacious animal on nothing at all, if he had not died, four-and-twenty hours before he was to have had his first comfortable bait of air.

theory - Theorie

demonstrated - demonstriert; demonstrieren, demonstrieren, aufzeigen

straw - Halm, Strohhalm, Stroh, strohfarben, strohgelb, Stroh-

unquestionably - unbestreitbar

spirited - temperamentvoll; Geist, Seele, Geist, Stimmung, Schnaps

comfortable - komfortabel, bequem, behaglich, kommod, gemütlich

bait - Köder, Luder, Fischköder

Unfortunately for the experimental philosophy of the female to whose protecting care Oliver Twist was delivered over, a similar result usually attended the operation of her system; for at the very moment when the child had contrived to exist upon the smallest possible portion of the weakest possible food, it did perversely happen in eight and a half cases out of ten, either that it sickened from want and cold, or fell into the fire from neglect, or got half-smothered by accident; in any one of which cases, the miserable little being was usually summoned into another world, and there gathered to the fathers it had never known in this.

unfortunately - leider, unglücklicherweise

Philosophy - Philosophie

whose - wessen; dessen, deren, wem gehört/gehören?

protecting - schützen, beschützen

care - kümmern; Sorgfalt, Aufbewahrung, Behandlung

delivered - geliefert; erlösen, befreien, gebären, liefern, abliefern

attended - teilgenommen; (to attend) mit etwas verbunden sein

operation - Betrieb; Operation, Verknüpfung, Aktion, Unternehmen

system - System, Ordnung, Verbund, Akkolade

contrived - ausgeklügelt; ersinnen, entwerfen, bewerkstelligen

exist - bestehen, existieren

smallest possible - kleinstmöglich

portion - Anteil; Teil

weakest - am schwächsten; schwach, schwach, schwach, out, unschön

cases - Fälle; Gehäuse, Prozess, Kiste, Fach

either - auch nicht; beide; auch, ebenso, ebenfalls, entweder, entweder

sickened - erkrankt; erkranken

neglect - Vernachlässigung; vernachlässigen, verabsäumen, versäumen

smothered - erdrückt; ersticken

by accident - zufällig, zufälligerweise, durch Zufall

miserable - unglücklich; elend, erbärmlich, jämmerlich, miserabel

summoned - vorgeladen; auffordern, vorladen

gathered - gesammelt; sammeln, versammeln

Occasionally, when there was some more than usually interesting inquest upon a parish child who had been overlooked in turning up a bedstead, or inadvertently scalded to death when there happened to be a washing"though the latter accident was very scarce, anything approaching to a washing being of rare occurrence in the farm"the jury would take it into their heads to ask troublesome questions, or the parishioners would rebelliously affix their signatures to a remonstrance. But these impertinences were speedily checked by the evidence of the surgeon, and the testimony of the beadle; the former of whom had always opened the body and found nothing inside (which was very probable indeed), and the latter of whom invariably swore whatever the parish wanted; which was very self-devotional. Besides, the board made periodical pilgrimages to the farm, and always sent the beadle the day before, to say they were going.

Occasionally - gelegentlich

inquest - Untersuchung, gerichtliche Untersuchung

overlooked - Übersicht, Überblick, bemerken

turning up - aufbindend

inadvertently - versehentlich

scalded - verbrüht; verbrühen

Death - Tod, Exitus, der Tod, Untergang

though - aber; trotzdem, doch, allerdings, obwohl, obgleich

accident - Unfall; Zufall

scarce - rar; spärlich

approaching - sich nähern, nahekommen, ähnlich sein

rare - selten; rar, blutig (Steak)

Occurrence - Vorkommen; Vorfall

jury - Jury, Preisrichter

parishioners - Gemeindemitglieder; Gemeindemitglied

rebelliously - rebellisch

affix - anhängen; Anhang, Anhängsel, Affix, Zusatzsilbe, befestigen

signatures - Unterschriften; Unterschrift, Signatur

remonstrance - Vorwürfe; Protest, Einspruch, Beschwerde

impertinences - Unverschämtheiten; Unbedeutendheit, Unerheblichkeit

speedily - zügig; beeilt, schnell

evidence - Beweise; Beweis, Indiz, Beweismittel

testimony - Zeugenaussagen; Zeugnis, Zeugenaussage, Testimonium

beadle - Büttel, Kirchendiener

former - erstgenannt, ehem. ehemalig, frühere, früher

whom - wen; wem; dem, der, den, die

inside - Innenseite, Inneres, Innen-, Inner-, drinnen, hinein, innerhalb

probable - glaubhaft, wahrscheinlich

indeed - tatsächlich; in der Tat, genau, allerdings, checkgewiss

invariably - ausnahmslos

swore - geschworen; schwören

whatever - Jacke wie Hose; was immer, was auch immer, egal, naja, nebbich

self - Selbst

devotional - Andacht; andächtig

besides - Außerdem; neben, neben

periodical - Zeitschrift; Periodikum

pilgrimages - Pilgerfahrten; Wallfahrt, Pilgerfahrt, pilgern

The children were neat and clean to behold, when they went; and what more would the people have!

neat and clean - peinlich sauber

behold - betrachten, sehen, schauen, anschauen

It cannot be expected that this system of farming would produce any very extraordinary or luxuriant crop. Oliver Twist's ninth birthday found him a pale thin child, somewhat diminutive in stature, and decidedly small in circumference. But nature or inheritance had implanted a good sturdy spirit in Oliver's breast. It had had plenty of room to expand, thanks to the spare diet of the establishment; and perhaps to this circumstance may be attributed his having any ninth birth-day at all. Be this as it may, however, it was his ninth birthday; and he was keeping it in the coal-cellar with a select party of two other young gentleman, who, after participating with him in a sound thrashing, had been locked up for atrociously presuming to be hungry, when Mrs.

produce - produzieren, herstellen, vorlegen, Produkt, Obst und Gemüse

extraordinary - außerordentlich, außergewöhnlich

luxuriant - üppig, geil

crop - Ernte, Haarschnitt, Schnitt

ninth - neunte; Neunter; Neuntel

pale - Pfahl, blass; bleich (vor), blass (vor)

somewhat - etwas, einigermaßen

diminutive - winzig, diminutiv, verkleinernd, Diminutiv, Diminutivum

stature - Körpergröße, Statur

circumference - Umfang, Kreisumfang

inheritance - Vererbung; Erbschaft; Erbe, Erbteil

implanted - eingepflanzt; einpflanzen, implantieren, Implantat

sturdy - solide; robust; stabil

spirit - Geist, Seele, Stimmung, Schnaps

plenty - viel; Fülle, Überfluss

expand - erweitern; expandieren, vergrößern

spare - überflüssig, frei, sparsam, Ersatz; sparsam umgehen

establishment - Einrichtung; Verankerung (von Rechten), Feststellung

attributed - zugeschrieben; Eigenschaft, Merkmal

coal - Kohle, Steinkohle

cellar - Keller

select - auswählen

participating - teilnehmen (an)

thrashing - Flattern, Dreschen, prügelnd; (thrash); schlagen, dreschen

locked - gesperrt; Schloss

atrociously - abscheulich

presuming - anzunehmen; annehmen, mutmaßen, vermuten

be hungry - hungern, hungrig sein

Mann, the good lady of the house, was unexpectedly startled by the apparition of Mr. Bumble, the beadle, striving to undo the wicket of the garden-gate.

lady - Herrin des Hauses, Hausherrin, Ehefrau des Hausherrn

unexpectedly - unerwartet, unerwarteterweise

startled - erschrocken; aufschrecken, scheuen, erschrecken

apparition - Erscheinung

Mr - Herr

bumble - Humbug; Wichtigtuer

striving - bestrebend, strebsam, strebend; (strive) bestrebend, strebsam

undo - öffnen, aufmachen, etwas rückgängig machen, annulieren

wicket - Türchen, Törchen, Pförtchen, Schlupftür, Fensterchen, Schalter

Gate - Tor, Flugsteig, Pforte, Schranke

"Goodness gracious! Is that you, Mr. Bumble, sir?" said Mrs. Mann, thrusting her head out of the window in well-affected ecstasies of joy. "(Susan, take Oliver and them two brats upstairs, and wash 'em directly.)"My heart alive! Mr. Bumble, how glad I am to see you, sure-ly!"

goodness - Güte, Gütigkeit

gracious - gnädig, gütig

thrusting - schubsen; stoßend, Stichwaffe, drängend; (thrust); Stoß, Stich

affected - betroffen; beeinträchtigen, eine Vorliebe haben für, bewohnen

ecstasies - Ekstasen; Ekstase, Ekstase, Ekstase, Ecstasy, Teile, Pillen

joy - Wonne (Freude, Vergnügen); Freude (über)

brats - Gören; Range

directly - direkt, gerade, unmittelbar

alive - lebendig

Glad - Erfreut; freudig, froh

Now, Mr. Bumble was a fat man, and a choleric; so, instead of responding to this open-hearted salutation in a kindred spirit, he gave the little wicket a tremendous shake, and then bestowed upon it a kick which could have emanated from no leg but a beadle's.

choleric - Choleriker

instead - stattdessen, anstatt

responding - antworten, reagieren

hearted - herzlichen; Herz, Herzstück

salutation - Begrüßung; Titel

kindred spirit - Gleichgesinnte {m,f}

tremendous - ungeheuerlich

shake - schütteln, erschüttern, händeschütteln, Schütteln, Milchshake

bestowed - verliehen; verstauen, einlagern, unterbringen, schenken

kick - treten, (Pferd) ausschlagen; Stoß

emanated - ausgestrahlt; ausstrahlen

"Lor, only think," said Mrs. Mann, running out,"for the three boys had been removed by this time,""only think of that! That I should have forgotten that the gate was bolted on the inside, on account of them dear children! Walk in sir; walk in, pray, Mr. Bumble, do, sir."

removed - entfernt; entfernen, beseitigen, verdrängen, umziehen

bolted - verriegelt; Riegel, Ballen, Blitz, Bolzen; durchgehen (Pferd)

on account - auf Rechnung

Pray - Bitte bedenken Sie doch!; beten

Although this invitation was accompanied with a curtsey that might have softened the heart of a church-warden, it by no means mollified the beadle.

invitation - Einladung, Einladen

accompanied - begleitet; begleiten, begleiten, begleiten, begleiten, geleiten

curtsey - einen Knicks machen; Knicks; knicksen

softened - erweicht; aufweichen, weichen, aufweichen, weichen

warden - Aufseher; der Direktor / die Direktorin

mollified - beschwichtigt; mildern, beruhigen

"Do you think this respectful or proper conduct, Mrs. Mann," inquired Mr. Bumble, grasping his cane, "to keep the parish officers a waiting at your garden-gate, when they come here upon porochial business with the porochial orphans? Are you aweer, Mrs. Mann, that you are, as I may say, a porochial delegate, and a stipendiary?"

respectful - respektvoll

conduct - Leitung, Führung, leiten, führen, sich verhalten, sich benehmen

grasping - greifen, erfassen, begreifen, verstehen, erfassen, Griff

cane - Schilfrohr; Rohr; Rohrstock; Blindenstock, weisser Langstock

officers - Offiziere; Funktionär, Funktionärin, Beamter, Beamtin, Offizier

Orphans - Waisenkinder; Waise, qualifier

delegate - Delegierter, Abgeordneter, Vertreter, delegieren

stipendiary - Stipendiaten

"I'm sure Mr. Bumble, that I was only a telling one or two of the dear children as is so fond of you, that it was you a coming," replied Mrs. Mann with great humility.

fond - (to be fond of sb/sth) jemanden/etwas gerne mögen

Mr. Bumble had a great idea of his oratorical powers and his importance. He had displayed the one, and vindicated the other. He relaxed.

oratorical - rhetorisch

powers - Kräfte; Macht, Kraft, Macht, Macht, Großmacht, Kraft, Stärke

importance - Bedeutung; Wichtigkeit, Belang

displayed - angezeigt; Vorführung, Vorstellung, Display

vindicated - gerechtfertigt; rechtfertigen, verteidigen, reinwaschen

"Well, well, Mrs. Mann," he replied in a calmer tone; "it may be as you say; it may be. lead the way in, Mrs. Mann, for I come on business, and have something to say."

calmer - ruhiger; ruhig, ruhig, windstill, Ruhe, Windstille, beruhigen

tone - Farbton, Klang, Umgangston, Ton

lead - führen, anführen, leiten;aus Blei;Aufmacher ;Anschlussdraht , Blei , Führung

on business - geschäftlich, in Geschäften

Mrs. Mann ushered the beadle into a small parlour with a brick floor; placed a seat for him; and officiously deposited his cocked hat and cane on the table before him. Mr. Bumble wiped from his forehead the perspiration which his walk had engendered, glanced complacently at the cocked hat, and smiled. Yes, he smiled. Beadles are but men: and Mr. Bumble smiled.

ushered - eingeleitet; Platzanweiser, Gerichtsdiener, zuweisen, anweisen

parlour - Wohnzimmer, Stube; Sprechzimmer

brick - Ziegelstein; Backstein, Ziegel, externes Netzteil, bricken

seat - Sitz, Sitzplatz, Sitzgelegenheit, Stuhl, Sitzmöbel

officiously - aufdringlich

cocked - aufgespannt; Vogelmännchen; Gockel

wiped - abgewischt; löschen, abstreifen, abwischen, aufreiben, wischen

perspiration - Schwitzen

engendered - hervorgebracht hat; erzeugen

glanced - geschaut; blicken, Blick, Streifblick, Glanz, Steinkohle

complacently - selbstgefällig

smiled - gelächelt; Lächeln

Beadles - Büttel, Kirchendiener

"Now don't you be offended at what I'm a going to say," observed Mrs. Mann, with captivating sweetness. "You've had a long walk, you know, or I wouldn't mention it. Now, will you take a little drop of somethink, Mr. Bumble?"

offended - beleidigt; beleidigen, beleidigen, de

observed - beobachtet; beobachten, beachten, halten, bemerken

captivating - fesselnd; bestechen, bezaubern, entzücken, faszinieren, fesseln

sweetness - Süßigkeit; Süße

mention - Erwähnung; erwähnen

drop - fallen lassen, senken, weglassen, aufgeben

somethink - irgendetwas

"Not a drop. Nor a drop," said Mr. Bumble, waving his right hand in a dignified, but placid manner.

nor - weder noch, auch nicht

waving - (wave) wehen, winken mit, flattern; (wave) (wave) wehen

dignified - würdevoll; ehren

placid - ruhig, friedlich, sanft

manner - Art und Weise; Weise, Manier

"I think you will," said Mrs. Mann, who had noticed the tone of the refusal, and the gesture that had accompanied it. "Just a leetle drop, with a little cold water, and a lump of sugar."

noticed - bemerkt; Bekanntmachung, Benachrichtigung, Mitteilung

refusal - Ablehnung, Weigerung, Verweigerung

gesture - Geste, Gebärde, gestikulieren, erman: (jemandem etwas) bedeuten

lump - Klumpen, Kloß, Stück (Würfelzucker )

Mr. Bumble coughed.

coughed - gehustet; husten, husten, Husten, Husten

"Now, just a leetle drop," said Mrs. Mann persuasively.

persuasively - überzeugend

"What is it?" inquired the beadle.

"Why, it's what I'm obliged to keep a little of in the house, to put into the blessed infants'Daffy, when they ain't well, Mr. Bumble," replied Mrs. Mann as she opened a corner cupboard, and took down a bottle and glass. "It's gin. I'll not deceive you, Mr. B. It's gin."

obliged - verpflichtet; verpflichten, einen Gefallen tun

blessed - gesegnet; selig; (bless); gesegnet; selig

infants - Kleinkinder; Säugling, Wickelkind

Daffy - gesund

cupboard - Schrank; Küchenschrank

gin - Gin, Wacholderbranntwein

deceive - betrügen, täuschen

"Do you give the children Daffy, Mrs. Mann?" inquired Bumble, following with his eyes the interesting process of mixing.

process of mixing - Mischungsvorgang

"Ah, bless 'em, that I do, dear as it is," replied the nurse. "I couldn't see 'em suffer before my very eyes, you know sir."

suffer - leiden; erleiden

"No"; said Mr. Bumble approvingly; "no, you could not. You are a humane woman, Mrs. Mann." (Here she set down the glass.) "I shall take a early opportunity of mentioning it to the board, Mrs. Mann." (He drew it towards him.) "You feel as a mother, Mrs. Mann." (He stirred the gin-and-water.) "I"I drink your health with cheerfulness, Mrs. Mann"; and he swallowed half of it.

approvingly - zustimmend

humane - human, menschlich

set down - niederstellen, absetzen, niederschreiben

shall - sollen

opportunity - Gelegenheit, Chance, Möglichkeit

mentioning - zu erwähnen; Erwähnung, erwähnen

stirred - gerührt; erschüttern, bewegen, sich rühren

cheerfulness - Fröhlichkeit, Frohsinn, Freundlichkeit

swallowed - verschluckt; schlucken, verschlingen, anbeißen, einstecken

"And now about business," said the beadle, taking out a leathern pocket-book. "The child that was half-baptized Oliver Twist, is nine year old to-day."

taking out - herausnehmend

leathern - ledern

pocket-book - (pocket-book) Taschenbuch

baptized - getauft; taufen, taufen

"Bless him!" interposed Mrs. Mann, inflaming her left eye with the corner of her apron.

inflaming - entflammbar; anzünden, entflammen, anregen, aufregen, erzürnen

apron - Schürze; Vorfeld; Fußsack

"And notwithstanding a offered reward of ten pound, which was afterwards increased to twenty pound. Notwithstanding the most superlative, and, I may say, supernat'ral exertions on the part of this parish," said Bumble, "we have never been able to discover who is his father, or what was his mother's settlement, name, or condition."

notwithstanding - ungeachtet dessen

offered - angeboten; offerieren, anbieten, bieten, zeigen; Antrag

Reward - Belohnung, Lohn

increased - erhöht; zunehmen, steigen, ansteigen, wachsen, anwachsen

superlative - Superlativ, Höchststufe, Meiststufe, hervorragend

exertions - Strapazen; Anstrengung, Kraftanstrengung, Anspannung, Ausübung

discover - entdecken; erleben, erfahren, dabei sein

settlement - Regelung, Regulierung, Erledigung, Ansiedlung

condition - Zustand; Bedingung, Kondition, Voraussetzung, Verfassung

Mrs. Mann raised her hands in astonishment; but added, after a moment's reflection, "How comes he to have any name at all, then?"

astonishment - Staunen, Erstaunen, Verwunderung

reflection - Reflexion, Abbild, Reflektion, Abwägung

The beadle drew himself up with great pride, and said, "I inwented it."

pride - Hochmut; Stolz, Trotz, Dünkel, Machtbewusstsein, Rudel

inwented - eingeweiht

"You, Mr. Bumble!"

"I, Mrs. Mann. We name our fondlings in alphabetical order. The last was a S,"Swubble, I named him. This was a T,"Twist, I named him. The next one comes will be Unwin, and the next Vilkins. I have got names ready made to the end of the alphabet, and all the way through it again, when we come to Z."

fondlings - Streicheleinheiten

alphabetical order - alphabetische Ordnung

"Why, you're quite a literary character, sir!" said Mrs. Mann.

literary - literarisch

character - Figur, Person, Charakter, Original, Buchstabe, Zeichen

"Well, well," said the beadle, evidently gratified with the compliment; "perhaps I may be. Perhaps I may be, Mrs. Mann." He finished the gin-and-water, and added, "Oliver being now too old to remain here, the board have determined to have him back into the house. I have come out myself to take him there. So let me see him at once."

evidently - offensichtlich

gratified - befriedigt; befriedigen, erfreuen

compliment - Kompliment, Lob, Anerkennung, Achtungsbezeugung

remain - Überrest (2); Überreste (3); sterbliche Überreste (3); bleiben

determined - bestimmt; bestimmen, eingrenzen, festlegen

myself - mich selbst; mich

"I'll fetch him directly," said Mrs. Mann, leaving the room for that purpose. Oliver, having had by this time as much of the outer coat of dirt which encrusted his face and hands, removed, as could be scrubbed off in one washing, was led into the room by his benevolent protectress.

fetch - holen, einfangen, abrufen, apportieren

purpose - absicht, Absicht, Einsatzzweck, Zweck

dirt - Schmutz; Erde, Boden, Dreck

encrusted - verkrustet; überkrusten, verkrusten

scrubbed - geschrubbt; Unterholz, Gestrüpp; auswaschen, scheuern

led - geführt; LED; (lead) führen, anführen

benevolent - wohlwollend; altruistisch

protectress - Beschützerin

"Make a bow to the gentleman, Oliver," said Mrs. Mann.

bow to - sich unterwerfen, sich beugen

Oliver made a bow, which was divided between the beadle on the chair, and the cocked hat on the table.

bow - verbeugen; Verneigung (vor), Verbeugung; Bogen, Bug (Schiff)

divided - geteilt; aufteilen, teilen, einteilen, teilen, dividieren

"Will you go along with me, Oliver?" said Mr. Bumble, in a majestic voice.

along - entlang, längs, weiter

majestic - majestätisch

Oliver was about to say that he would go along with anybody with great readiness, when, glancing upward, he caught sight of Mrs. Mann, who had got behind the beadle's chair, and was shaking her fist at him with a furious countenance. He took the hint at once, for the fist had been too often impressed upon his body not to be deeply impressed upon his recollection.

Anybody - Ist da jemand; jemand, wer

readiness - Bereitschaft

glancing - blickend; (glance); blicken; Blick, Streifblick, Glanz

upward - nach oben; ansteigend, aufwärts

caught - erwischt; Fang, Fang, Haken, Fang, fangen, fangen, einfangen

sight - Sehenswürdigkeit, Gesicht, Visier, erblicken, anvisieren

fist - fausten; Faust

furious - wütend, erbost, furios

countenance - Antlitz, Gesichtsausdruck, Miene, Unterstützung, Fassung

hint at - anspielen

impressed - beeindruckt; beeindrucken, prägen

deeply - tief; zutiefst

recollection - Erinnern Sie sich; Erinnerung

"Will she go with me?" inquired poor Oliver.

"No, she can't," replied Mr. Bumble. "But she'll come and see you sometimes."

This was no very great consolation to the child. Young as he was, however, he had sense enough to make a feint of feeling great regret at going away. It was no very difficult matter for the boy to call tears into his eyes. Hunger and recent ill-usage are great assistants if you want to cry; and Oliver cried very naturally indeed. Mrs. Mann gave him a thousand embraces, and what Oliver wanted a great deal more, a piece of bread and butter, less he should seem too hungry when he got to the workhouse. With the slice of bread in his hand, and the little brown-cloth parish cap on his head, Oliver was then led away by Mr. Bumble from the wretched home where one kind word or look had never lighted the gloom of his infant years.

sense - Sinn; Gefühl, Verstand, Bedeutung, wahrnehmen, empfinden

feint - eine Finte; Finte, Verstellung

regret - bedauern, bereuen, leidtun, Reue, Bedauern

going away - fortgehend

matter - Materie; Masse, Substanz, Stoff, Angelegenheit, Anlass

Tears - Tränen; zerreißen, ich/er/sie/es riss, riß

hunger - hungern; Hunger

recent - jüngst, neu, kürzlich, frisch

ill - krank, siech, übel, schlecht, Übel

usage - Verwendung, Benutzung, Anwendung, Brauch, Gebrauch

assistants - Assistenten; helfend, hilfreich, Assistent, Mitarbeiter, Helfer

naturally - natürlich

embraces - umarmt; umarmen, annehmen, umarmen, Umarmung

Seem - scheinen, dünken

slice of bread - Brotschnitte

cloth - Stoff, Tuch

cap - Ventilkappe; Mütze, Haube, Kappe, Deckel; Laufflächenkrone

wretched - unglücklich; sehr schlecht, miserabel, wertlos

gloom - Finsternis; Düsternis, Dunkelheit, Trübnis, Schwermut

And yet he burst into an agony of childish grief, as the cottage-gate closed after him. Wretched as were the little companions in misery he was leaving behind, they were the only friends he had ever known; and a sense of his loneliness in the great wide world, sank into the child's heart for the first time.

burst - geplatzt; platzen, zerplatzen, bersten, sprengen, Bersten

agony - Qualen; Agonie, Qual, Pein, Todeskampf, Freudenausbruch

childish - kindgerecht; kindisch

grief - Kummer, Gram, Leid

cottage - Cottage, Häuschen, Kotten

Companions - Gefährten; Begleiter, Freund, Liebhaber, Kamerad, Gefährte

misery - Misere, Elend

leaving behind - hinterlassend

loneliness - Einsamkeit

wide - breit, weit

sank - gesunken; sinken, senken, senken, versenken, Spüle, Spülbecken

Mr. Bumble walked on with long strides; little Oliver, firmly grasping his gold-laced cuff, trotted beside him, inquiring at the end of every quarter of a mile whether they were "nearly there." To these interrogations Mr. Bumble returned very brief and snappish replies; for the temporary blandness which gin-and-water awakens in some bosoms had by this time evaporated; and he was once again a beadle.

strides - schritte; schreiten

firmly - sicher, fest

gold - Gold

laced - geschnürt; schnüren, Spitze (Gewebe)

cuff - Manschette; Hosenaufschlag, Umschlag (an der Hose)

trotted - getrabt; trotten, laufen, traben

beside - daneben; neben

inquiring - Erkundigen Sie sich; erkundigen

nearly - beinahe, fast

interrogations - Verhöre; Befragung, qualifier

snappish - bissig; patzig, schnippisch

replies - antworten, erwidern, Antwort, Entgegnung, Antwort

temporary - zeitweilig, temporär, vorübergehend, Zeitarbeitskraft

blandness - Fadheit; Höflichkeit

awakens - erwacht; aufwecken, wecken, aufwachen, erwachen, wach werden

bosoms - Busen, Busen, Brust, der Busenfreund

evaporated - verdunstet; verdampfen, verdunsten, evaporieren, dörren

Oliver had not been within the walls of the workhouse a quarter of an hour, and had scarcely completed the demolition of a second slice of bread, when Mr. Bumble, who had handed him over to the care of an old woman, returned; and, telling him it was a board night, informed him that the board had said he was to appear before it forthwith.

within - in, innerhalb

scarcely - knapp, kaum, wohl nicht, gerade erst

demolition - Zerstörung, Abriss, Demolierung, Abbruch

slice - Brotscheibe, Anteil

informed - informiert; benachrichtigen, mitteilen, informieren

appear - erscheinen, auftauchen, auftreten

forthwith - sofort, unverzüglich

Not having a very clearly defined notion of what a live board was, Oliver was rather astounded by this intelligence, and was not quite certain whether he ought to laugh or cry. He had no time to think about the matter, however; for Mr. Bumble gave him a tap on the head, with his cane, to wake him up: and another on the back to make him lively: and bidding him to follow, conducted him into a large white-washed room, where eight or ten fat gentlemen were sitting round a table.

Clearly - Eindeutig; klar, deutlich

defined - definiert; bestimmen, definieren, definieren

notion - Ahnung, Ansicht, Auffassung, Begriff

astounded - verblüfft; verblüffen, überraschen

intelligence - Intelligenz, Klugheit, intelligentes Leben

Certain - gewiss, sicher, irgendein, bestimmt

tap - Wasserhahn; Schlacke abstechen

lively - lebendig, munter (lebhaft), lebhaft, quirlig

bidding - (to bid) befehlen, bieten, bitten; (bid) (to bid) befehlen

conducted - durchgeführt; Leitung, Führung, leiten, führen, sich verhalten

gentlemen - Herr, Herr, Herr, meine Herren

At the top of the table, seated in an arm-chair rather higher than the rest, was a particularly fat gentleman with a very round, red face.

top - oben; Oberteil, Spitze, Gipfel, Deckel, Kappe, Oberteil, Topp

seated - sitzend; Sitz, Sitzplatz, Sitzgelegenheit, Stuhl, Sitzmöbel

arm-chair - (arm-chair) Sessel

rest - Ruhe, Stütze, Lehne, ein Ăśbriges; bleiben, ruhen, ausruhen

particularly - besonders

"Bow to the board," said Bumble. Oliver brushed away two or three tears that were lingering in his eyes; and seeing no board but the table, fortunately bowed to that.

brushed - gebürstet; Bürste; glossaint-, Bürste, Busch

Lingering - nachklingend, verweilend, zögernd; (linger); herumlungern

fortunately - mit Glück, glücklich, zum Glück; Gott sei Dank

bowed - gebeugt; Verneigung (vor), Verbeugung; Bogen, Bug (Schiff)

"What's your name, boy?" said the gentleman in the high chair.

Oliver was frightened at the sight of so many gentlemen, which made him tremble: and the beadle gave him another tap behind, which made him cry. These two causes made him answer in a very low and hesitating voice; whereupon a gentleman in a white waistcoat said he was a fool. Which was a capital way of raising his spirits, and putting him quite at his ease.

frightened - verängstigt; Angst machen, erschrecken, schrecken, beängstigen

tremble - zittern; Zittern

causes - Ursache, Anlass, Grund, Sache, verursachen, auslösen, lassen

hesitating - zögernd; zögern, zögern, stammeln

waistcoat - Weste

fool - dumme Gans, Dummkopf, Narr, Närrin

raising - Erhöhung; Erhebung; Großziehen, Aufziehen

spirits - Geister; Geist, Seele, Geist, Stimmung, Schnaps, qualifier

ease - Leichtigkeit, Mühelosigkeit, Behaglichkeit, Bequemlichkeit

"Boy," said the gentleman in the high chair, "listen to me. You know you're an orphan, I suppose?"

suppose - annehmen, vermuten, vermeinen

"What's that, sir?" inquired poor Oliver.

"The boy is a fool"I thought he was," said the gentleman in the white waistcoat.

"Hush!" said the gentleman who had spoken first. "You know you've got no father or mother, and that you were brought up by the parish, don't you?"

Hush - Pst; verstummen, still werden, zum Schweigen bringen, Stille

don't you? - Du weißt doch, dass ...

"Yes, sir," replied Oliver, weeping bitterly.

weeping - weinen; .; (weep) weinen

bitterly - verbittert; bitterlich

"What are you crying for?" inquired the gentleman in the white waistcoat. And to be sure it was very extraordinary. What could the boy be crying for?

crying - Weinen; (cry); weinen; schreien; rufen; Weinen; Schrei

"I hope you say your prayers every night," said another gentleman in a gruff voice; "and pray for the people who feed you, and take care of you"like a Christian."

prayers - Gebete; (the Lord's Prayer) Paternoster

gruff - ruppig; schroff, grob

feed - füttern; Zuführung, Papierzuführung, Zufuhr; verpflegen, hegen

Christian - Christ, Christin, Christian, christlich

"Yes, sir," stammered the boy. The gentleman who spoke last was unconsciously right. It would have been very like a Christian, and a marvellously good Christian too, if Oliver had prayed for the people who fed and took care of him. But he hadn't, because nobody had taught him.

stammered - gestottert; stammeln, stottern, Stottern

unconsciously - unbewusst

marvellously - fabelhaft

prayed - gebetet; Bitte bedenken Sie doch!; beten

fed - abgefütterte, gefüttert; (feed) abgefütterte, gefüttert

took care - (take care) sich Mühe geben, sich hüten, achten auf

"Well! You have come here to be educated, and taught a useful trade," said the red-faced gentleman in the high chair.

educated - Gebildet; ausbilden, erziehen

trade - handeln (mit), eintauschen, schachern mit etwas;Handel , Handwerk , Geschäft , Trade;gewerblich {adj};eintauschen (für)

"So you'll begin to pick oakum to-morrow morning at six o'clock," added the surly one in the white waistcoat.

pick - wählen; Hacke, Pickel, Spitzhacke, Dietrich, pflücken

oakum - Eichenholz; Werg

morrow - morgen; Morgen

surly - mürrisch, unwirsch, missmutig, verdrießlich

For the combination of both these blessings in the one simple process of picking oakum, Oliver bowed low by the direction of the beadle, and was then hurried away to a large ward; where, on a rough, hard bed, he sobbed himself to sleep. What a novel illustration of the tender laws of England! They let the paupers go to sleep!

combination - Kombinieren; Kombination, Kombinierte, Kombinat, Vereinigung

blessings - Segnungen; Segen, Segnung, Segnen, Segen, Segnung, Segnen

simple - einfach, simpel

process - weiter verarbeiten, verarbeiten, entwickeln; Verfahren

direction - Richtung; Führung; Regie

hurried - eilig; Eile, beeilen

ward - Station; abwehren, abhalten

rough - rau, grob, Rough

sobbed - geschluchzt; Huso

novel - Roman, originell

illustration - Illustration

paupers - Bettler; Bettelknabe, Armer, Unterstützungsempfänger

Poor Oliver! He little thought, as he lay sleeping in happy unconsciousness of all around him, that the board had that very day arrived at a decision which would exercise the most material influence over all his future fortunes. But they had. And this was it:

unconsciousness - Bewusstlosigkeit; Unwissenheit

decision - Entscheidung, Beschluss

material - materiell; Material, Rohstoff

influence - Einfluss; Beeinflussung, Beeinflusser, beeinflussen

fortunes - Schicksal

The members of this board were very sage, deep, philosophical men; and when they came to turn their attention to the workhouse, they found out at once, what ordinary folks would never have discovered"the poor people liked it! It was a regular place of public entertainment for the poorer classes; a tavern where there was nothing to pay; a public breakfast, dinner, tea, and supper all the year round; a brick and mortar elysium, where it was all play and no work. "Oho!" said the board, looking very knowing; "we are the fellows to set this to rights; we'll stop it all, in no time." So, they established the rule, that all poor people should have the alternative (for they would compel nobody, not they), of being starved by a gradual process in the house, or by a quick one out of it. With this view, they contracted with the water-works to lay on an unlimited supply of water; and with a corn-factor to supply periodically small quantities of oatmeal; and issued three meals of thin gruel a day, with an onion twice a week, and half a roll of Sundays. They made a great many other wise and humane regulations, having reference to the ladies, which it is not necessary to repeat; kindly undertook to divorce poor married people, in consequence of the great expense of a suit in Doctors'Commons; and, instead of compelling a man to support his family, as they had theretofore done, took his family away from him, and made him a bachelor! There is no saying how many applicants for relief, under these last two heads, might have started up in all classes of society, if it had not been coupled with the workhouse; but the board were long-headed men, and had provided for this difficulty.

sage - weise, klug, Weise

deep - tief, tiefgründig, dunkel, Tiefe

philosophical - philosophisch

attention - Aufmerksamkeit, Beachtung, Wachsamkeit, Achtung, Habachtstellung

ordinary - Heroldsbild; gewöhnlich, normal

folks - Leute; Volk

discovered - entdeckt; entdecken, erleben, erfahren, dabei sein

regular - regulär, regelmäßig, Gleichmäßig, normal, gewöhnlich, Stammgast

public - öffentlich; Publikum, Öffentlichkeit

entertainment - Unterhaltung

tavern - Gasthaus, Schankwirtschaft, Taverne

supper - Abendbrot; Abendessen

mortar - Mörtel; Mörser

elysium - Elysium, Elysion

fellows - Kameraden; Stipendiat, Typ, Kerl, Bursche; Gefährte, Kerl

set - gesetzt; Seth

established - etabliert; feststellen, etablieren, eröffnen, gründen

alternative - alternativ; Alternative

gradual - allmählich, graduell, schrittweise zunehmend

view - Aussicht; Anblick, Ansicht, Aufruf, View, sehen

contracted - unter Vertrag genommen; Vertrag

lay on - aufstreichen, anschließen, sorgen für

unlimited - unbeschränkt, unbegrenzt

supply - Stellvertretung, Versorgung, Vorrat; liefern

corn - Mais; Korn, Getreide, Hühnerauge

factor - Faktor

periodically - in regelmäßigen Abständen

quantities - Mengen; Quantität, Menge, Quantität, Menge, in Klammern

oatmeal - Haferflocken

issued - ausgestellt; ausgehen

roll - Rolle, Roulade, Walze, Semmel; drehen, wälzen, wickeln, rollen

wise - weise; klug, vernünftig

regulations - Vorschriften; Regeln

reference - Referenz; Quelle; referenzieren; sich beziehen

ladies - Damen; Herrin des Hauses, Hausherrin, Ehefrau des Hausherrn

kindly - freundlich, freundlicherweise, gütig, liebenswürdig

undertook - unternommen hat; unternehmen, ausführen, verpflichten

divorce - Scheidung, Ehescheidung, scheiden, scheiden lassen

consequence - Konsequenz, Folge

expense - Kosten; Ausgabe, Aufwand, Verlust

suit - Anzug; Anzugträger; Farbe; passen

compelling - zwingend, fesselnd, unwiderstehlich

support - Rückendeckung, Auflage, Unterstützung; abstützen, befürworten

theretofore - bis dahin

bachelor - Junggeselle; Bachelor

applicants - Bewerber, Bewerberin, Antragsteller, Beantrager, Beantragender

relief - Erleichterung, Befreiung, Linderung, Unterstützung

started up - aufgefahren

coupled - gekoppelt; Paar

The relief was inseparable from the workhouse and the gruel; and that frightened people.

inseparable - untrennbar, unteilbar, unzertrennlich

For the first six months after Oliver Twist was removed, the system was in full operation. It was rather expensive at first, in consequence of the increase in the undertaker's bill, and the necessity of taking in the clothes of all the paupers, which fluttered loosely on their wasted, shrunken forms, after a week or two's gruel. But the number of workhouse inmates got thin as well as the paupers; and the board were in ecstasies.

increase - erhöhen; zunehmen, steigen, ansteigen, wachsen

undertaker - Bestatter, Bestatterin, Leichenbestatter, Leichenbestatterin

necessity - Notwendigkeit, Nezessität, Not, Bedürfnis

taking in - hereinlegend

fluttered - geflattert; flattern, wedeln

loosely - locker

wasted - verschwendet; verschwenden

shrunken - eingefallen, geschrumpft; (shrink); schrumpfen, abnehmen

The room in which the boys were fed, was a large stone hall, with a copper at one end: out of which the master, dressed in an apron for the purpose, and assisted by one or two women, ladled the gruel at mealtimes. Of this festive composition each boy had one porringer, and no more"except on occasions of great public rejoicing, when he had two ounces and a quarter of bread besides.

stone - Stein; Edelstein, Schmuckstein, Kern, steinigen

hall - Flur, Korridor, Diele, Halle, Saal

copper - Kupfer

Master - Haupt.., Grund, Meister, führend, leitend; bewältigen, meistern

assisted - assistiert; assistieren, helfen, beistehen, unterstützen

ladled - geschöpft; Kelle, Suppenkelle, Schöpfkelle, Schöpflöffel

mealtimes - Essenszeiten; Essenszeit

festive - festlich

composition - Zusammenstellung; Zusammensetzung, Komposition

porringer - Suppennapf, Napf

occasions - Anlässe; Gelegenheit, Gelegenheit, Anlass

rejoicing - frohlockend, sich freuend; (rejoice); freuen

ounces - Unzen; Unze(n); Unze, Unze (Masseeinheit)

The bowls never wanted washing. The boys polished them with their spoons till they shone again; and when they had performed this operation (which never took very long, the spoons being nearly as large as the bowls), they would sit staring at the copper, with such eager eyes, as if they could have devoured the very bricks of which it was composed; employing themselves, meanwhile, in sucking their fingers most assiduously, with the view of catching up any stray splashes of gruel that might have been cast thereon. Boys have generally excellent appetites. Oliver Twist and his companions suffered the tortures of slow starvation for three months: at last they got so voracious and wild with hunger, that one boy, who was tall for his age, and hadn't been used to that sort of thing (for his father had kept a small cook-shop), hinted darkly to his companions, that unless he had another basin of gruel per diem, he was afraid he might some night happen to eat the boy who slept next him, who happened to be a weakly youth of tender age.

bowls - Schalen; Schüssel, Kessel

polished - poliert; polnisch, Polnisch

spoons - Löffelchen schlafen; Löffel

shone - leuchtete; schimmern, wienern; Schein; putzen (Schuhe)

performed - durchgeführt; verrichten, Arbeit leisten, Arbeit verrichten

eager - eifrig, erwartungsvoll, begierig

devoured - verschlungen; verschlingen, fressen, schlingen

bricks - Ziegelsteine; Backstein, Ziegel, Ziegel, externes Netzteil

composed - komponiert; zusammenstellen, zusammensetzen, komponieren

employing - Anstellung; einstellen, anstellen, anwerben, einsetzen

themselves - selbst; sich; sich selber

Meanwhile - In der Zwischenzeit; währenddessen, inzwischen, derweil

sucking - Saugen; (suck); saugen; lutschen; mies sein, zum Kotzen sein

fingers - fingern

assiduously - eifrig

catching up - (catch up) aufholen

stray - verirrt; Streuverlust; abirren, vagabundieren, streunen, irren

splashes - Spritzer; Spritzen, plätschern, platschen

cast - werfen; wegwerfen, hinwerfen, gießen, Cast, Besetzung, Ensemble

thereon - darauf; daran

generally - im Allgemeinen

appetites - Appetit, Begierde, Lust

suffered - gelitten; leiden, leiden, erleiden

tortures - foltert; Folter, Tortur, foltern

starvation - Verhungern, Hunger

voracious - gefräßig, unersättlich, gierig

wild - wild, rau

sort - Sortierung, Gattung, Art, Sorte; sortieren, ordnen

hinted - angedeutet; Hinweis, Tipp, Wink, Fingerzeig, Anleitung

darkly - düster; dunkle, dunkel

Unless - wenn nicht, es sei denn

basin - Becken

per diem - pro Tag

weakly - Schwach

youth - Jugend, Jugendlichkeit, Jugendzeit, Jugendlicher, Jugendliche

He had a wild, hungry eye; and they implicitly believed him. A council was held; lots were cast who should walk up to the master after supper that evening, and ask for more; and it fell to Oliver Twist.

implicitly - stillschweigend

Council - Rat

held - gehalten; innehaben

walk up - hinaufgehen

The evening arrived; the boys took their places. The master, in his cook's uniform, stationed himself at the copper; his pauper assistants ranged themselves behind him; the gruel was served out; and a long grace was said over the short commons. The gruel disappeared; the boys whispered each other, and winked at Oliver; while his next neighbors nudged him.

uniform - gleichförmig, gleichmäßig, einheitlich, Uniform, Dienstkleidung

ranged - in Reichweite; Gebirgskette, Gebirge

served - bedient; Angabe, dienen, servieren, aufschlagen

grace - Tischgebet; Anmut, Grazie, Aufschub, Fristverlängerung

disappeared - verschwunden; verschwinden, entschwinden

whispered - geflüstert; Geflüster

winked - gezwinkert; zwinkern, blinzeln, funkeln, zuzwinkern

neighbors - Nachbarn; Nachbar, Nachbarin

nudged - geschubst; Stups (leise oder heimlich), Schubs, Stoß, Stupser

Child as he was, he was desperate with hunger, and reckless with misery. He rose from the table; and advancing to the master, basin and spoon in hand, said: somewhat alarmed at his own temerity:

desperate - verzweifelt bemüht, sehnsuchtsvoll verlangend, aussichtslos

reckless - rücksichtslos; waghalsig, unverantwortlich, unbekümmert

spoon - Löffelchen schlafen; Löffel

alarmed - beunruhigt; Alarm, Alarm, Alarmsignal

temerity - Unerschrockenheit; Kühnheit, Unbesonnenheit, Verwegenheit

"Please, sir, I want some more."

The master was a fat, healthy man; but he turned very pale. He gazed in stupefied astonishment on the small rebel for some seconds, and then clung for support to the copper. The assistants were paralysed with wonder; the boys with fear.

stupefied - verblüfft; betäuben

rebel - rebellieren; Rebell; auflehnen, aufbäumen

clung - geklammert; anschmiegen

paralysed - gelähmt; lahmlegen; lähmen

wonder - Wunder, Mirakel, wundern

fear - fürchten, befürchten, Angst haben; Furcht, Schreck, Befürchtung

"What!" said the master at length, in a faint voice.

at length - schließlich, endlich, ausführlich

"Please, sir," replied Oliver, "I want some more."

The master aimed a blow at Oliver's head with the ladle; pinioned him in his arm; and shrieked aloud for the beadle.

aimed - gezielt; zielen (auf); Ziel, Zweck; beabsichtigen

blow at - anblasen

ladle - Kelle, Suppenkelle, Schöpfkelle, Schöpflöffel, Gießpfanne

pinioned - geklemmt; Getrieberad, Ritzel

shrieked - geschrien; Kreischen

aloud - laut

The board were sitting in solemn conclave, when Mr. Bumble rushed into the room in great excitement, and addressing the gentleman in the high chair, said,

solemn - feierlich; ernst

conclave - Konklave; Klausurtagung, Klausur

rushed - überstürzt; stürzen, drängen, hetzen, rasen; Eile, Andrang

excitement - Aufregung, Begeisterung, Spannung, Erregung

"Mr. Limbkins, I beg your pardon, sir! Oliver Twist has asked for more!"

beg - Männchen machen; etwas erbitten (von jemandem); bitten (um)

Pardon - Vergebung, Verzeihung, Begnadigung, verzeihen, vergeben

There was a general start. Horror was depicted on every countenance.

general - allgemein, generell, General

horror - Angst, Furcht, Horror, Grauen

depicted - abgebildet; darstellen, beschreiben, abbilden

"For more!" said Mr. Limbkins. "Compose yourself, Bumble, and answer me distinctly. Do I understand that he asked for more, after he had eaten the supper allotted by the dietary?"

compose - zusammenstellen, zusammensetzen, komponieren, enthalten, umfasst

distinctly - deutlich

allotted - zugeteilt; verteilen, zuteilen, austeilen

dietary - Diätetisch; diätisch

"He did, sir," replied Bumble.

"That boy will be hung," said the gentleman in the white waistcoat. "I know that boy will be hung."

hung - aufgehängt; hängen

Nobody controverted the prophetic gentleman's opinion. An animated discussion took place. Oliver was ordered into instant confinement; and a bill was next morning pasted on the outside of the gate, offering a reward of five pounds to anybody who would take Oliver Twist off the hands of the parish. In other words, five pounds and Oliver Twist were offered to any man or woman who wanted an apprentice to any trade, business, or calling.

controverted - angefochten; bestreiten

prophetic - prophetisch

animated - animiert; lebendig, beseelt, bewegt, lebhaft, belebt, beleben

discussion - Diskussion, Erörterung, Besprechung

instant - sofort; augenblicklich, tafelfertig, Moment

confinement - Eingeschlossenheit; Gefangenschaft

offering - Angebot, Anerbieten, Opfer, Opfergabe; (offer); Angebot

apprentice - Lehrling, Auszubildender, Auszubildende, Azubi

trade - Handel, Kommerz, Geschäft, Tausch, Facharbeiter, Handwerk

"I never was more convinced of anything in my life," said the gentleman in the white waistcoat, as he knocked at the gate and read the bill next morning: "I never was more convinced of anything in my life, than I am that that boy will come to be hung."

Convinced - Überzeugt; überzeugen

knocked at - angeklopft

As I purpose to show in the sequel whether the white waistcoated gentleman was right or not, I should perhaps mar the interest of this narrative (supposing it to possess any at all), if I ventured to hint just yet, whether the life of Oliver Twist had this violent termination or no.

sequel - Fortsetzung, Folge

waistcoated - mit Gürtellinie; Weste, qualifier

mar - beschädigen, verunstalten

narrative - erzählend, erzählerisch, in erzählender Form darlegend

supposing - Angenommen; vermutend; (suppose); annehmen, vermuten, vermeinen

possess - besitzen

ventured - gewagt; Wagnis

hint - Hinweis, Tipp, Wink, Fingerzeig

just yet - jetzt schon

violent - heftig, gewaltig, brutal, gewalttätig, gewaltbereit, grell

termination - Beendigung; Abbruch, Kündigung, Endung


relates - Beziehungen; sich beziehen, erzählen, berichten

sinecure - Sinekure

For a week after the commission of the impious and profane offence of asking for more, Oliver remained a close prisoner in the dark and solitary room to which he had been consigned by the wisdom and mercy of the board. It appears, at first sight not unreasonable to suppose, that, if he had entertained a becoming feeling of respect for the prediction of the gentleman in the white waistcoat, he would have established that sage individual's prophetic character, once and for ever, by tying one end of his pocket-handkerchief to a hook in the wall, and attaching himself to the other. To the performance of this feat, however, there was one obstacle: namely, that pocket-handkerchiefs being decided articles of luxury, had been, for all future times and ages, removed from the noses of paupers by the express order of the board, in council assembled: solemnly given and pronounced under their hands and seals.

commission - Auftrag; Kommission, Ausschuss, Abschlußprämie

impious - pietätlos

profane - weltlich; profan

offence - Vergehen; Angriff, Verstoß (gegen), Beleidigung

remained - geblieben; Überrest (2), de

prisoner - Gefangener, Gefangene, Häftling, Strafgefangener

solitary - einsam, einzeln

mercy - Barmherzigkeit, Erbarmen, Gnade, Mitleid

Appears - Erscheint; erscheinen, auftauchen, erscheinen, auftauchen

not unreasonable - zumutbar (Arbeit)

entertained - unterhalten

respect - Achtung, Respekt, respektieren

prediction - Voraussage, Vorhersage, Prophezeiung

individual - Individuum; einzeln, individuell, Einzel-

for ever - für immer

tying - zusammenbinden

Hook - Haken; Hookline; einhaken

attaching - anbringen

performance - Durchführung, Leistung, Aufführung, Auftritt, Performance

feat - Leistung; Kunststück

obstacle - Hindernis, Hürde

namely - und zwar, nämlich

handkerchiefs - Taschentücher; Taschentuch

luxury - Luxus

express - bekunden, Eilzug, Schnellzug, ausdrücklich; ausdrücken, äußern

assembled - montiert; zusammensetzen, versammeln, versammeln

solemnly - feierlich, festlich, ernst

pronounced - ausgeprägt; verkünden, aussprechen, pronunzieren, aussprechen

Seals - versiegeln; Siegel, Stempel, Seehund

There was a still greater obstacle in Oliver's youth and childishness. He only cried bitterly all day; and, when the long, dismal night came on, spread his little hands before his eyes to shut out the darkness, and crouching in the corner, tried to sleep: ever and anon waking with a start and tremble, and drawing himself closer and closer to the wall, as if to feel even its cold hard surface were a protection in the gloom and loneliness which surrounded him.

childishness - Kindereien; Kinderei

dismal - düster; unzureichend, unzulänglich, jämmerlich, kläglich

spread - verteilen; spreizen; ausstreuen, verbreiten, auftragen

shut - geschlossen; (to shut) schließen, zumachen

darkness - Dunkelheit, Finsternis

crouching - hockend; sich ducken (vor), kriechen; kauern, hocken

surface - Oberfläche; auftauchen; publik werden, ans Licht kommen

protection - Schutz

Let it not be supposed by the enemies of "the system," that, during the period of his solitary incarceration, Oliver was denied the benefit of exercise, the pleasure of society, or the advantages of religious consolation. As for exercise, it was nice cold weather, and he was allowed to perform his ablutions every morning under the pump, in a stone yard, in the presence of Mr. Bumble, who prevented his catching cold, and caused a tingling sensation to pervade his frame, by repeated applications of the cane. As for society, he was carried every other day into the hall where the boys dined, and there sociably flogged as a public warning and example.

supposed - angenommen; annehmen, vermuten, vermeinen, vermuten, annehmen

enemies - Feinde; Feind, Feindin, Gegner, Gegnerin, feindlich

incarceration - Einkerkerung

denied - verweigert; leugnen, bestreiten, dementieren

benefit - Vorteil; Nutzen; Leistung; Benefizkonzert, Benefizveranstaltung

pleasure - Vergnügen; Freude, Spaß, Wollust

advantages - Vorteile; Vorteil, Vorteil, Vorzug, Vorteil

religious - religiös, gläubig, Ordensmitglied, Ordensleute

allowed - erlaubt; erlauben, zulassen, akzeptieren, erlauben, zulassen

perform - durchführen; verrichten; Arbeit leisten, Arbeit verrichten

ablutions - Waschungen; Waschung, Abwaschung, Ablution

pump - Pumps; Pumpe; aufpumpen, pumpen

Yard - (der) Yard

presence - Anwesenheit

prevented - verhindert; verhindern, vorbeugen

catching - nehmend, fangend

caused - verursacht; Ursache, Anlass, Grund, Sache, verursachen

tingling - Kribbeln; prickelnd, klingend; (tingle); kribbeln, prickeln

sensation - Gefühl, Empfindung, Sensation

pervade - durchdringen; durchziehen

frame - ausarbeiten, entwerfen, einfassen, einrahmen, festlegen

applications - Anwendungen; Anwendung, Anwendung, Anwendung, Anwendung

dined - zu Abend gegessen; Lärm, Getöse; dröhnen

sociably - gesellig

flogged - ausgepeitscht; peitschen

warning - Warnung, Mahnung, Achtung; (warn); warnen, mahnen

And so far from being denied the advantages of religious consolation, he was kicked into the same apartment every evening at prayer-time, and there permitted to listen to, and console his mind with, a general supplication of the boys, containing a special clause, therein inserted by authority of the board, in which they entreated to be made good, virtuous, contented, and obedient, and to be guarded from the sins and vices of Oliver Twist: whom the supplication distinctly set forth to be under the exclusive patronage and protection of the powers of wickedness, and an article direct from the manufactory of the very Devil himself.

kicked - getreten; treten, (Pferd) ausschlagen; Stoß

every evening - allabendlich

prayer - Gebet; (the Lord's Prayer) Paternoster

permitted - erlaubt; zulassen, erlauben; Erlaubnis, Erlaubnisschein

console - Konsole; trösten (mit), vertrösten; Bedienungsfeld, Gerät

supplication - Flehen, Bitte

containing - enthalten

clause - Nebensatz; Teilsatz; Klausel

Therein - darin

inserted - eingefügt; einsetzen, einfügen, einwerfen, Beilage

authority - Autorität; Autorität; Behörde

entreated - angefleht; ersuchen

virtuous - züchtig, tugendhaft, tugendsam

contented - Zufrieden; (to be content with) sich mit etwas begnügen

obedient - gehorsam, folgsam

guarded - bewacht; Wächter, Parierstange, Schutz, schützen, bewachen

sins - Sünden; Sünde, sündigen; eine Sünde begehen

vices - Laster; der Schraubstock

set forth - darlegen

exclusive - ausschließlich; exklusiv

Patronage - PATRONEN; Schirmherrschaft, Protektion, Patronat, Klüngel

wickedness - Bösartigkeit; Bosheit

Direct - direkt, unmittelbar, beaufsichtigen, inszenieren, befehlen

manufactory - Manufaktur; Fabrik

devil - dem Teufel; Teufel, Satan, Teufelin, reizen, ärgern

It chanced one morning, while Oliver's affairs were in this auspicious and comfortable state, that Mr. Gamfield, chimney-sweep, went his way down the high street, deeply cogitating in his mind his ways and means of paying certain arrears of rent, for which his landlord had become rather pressing.

chanced - riskieren, zufällig geschehen; Chance, Zufall, Gelegenheit

affairs - Angelegenheiten; Angelegenheit, Angelegenheit, Scharmützel

auspicious - verheißungsvoll

state - Umstände ;Status , Zustand , Stand , Staat ;staatlich;darlegen, festlegen, konstatieren, festsetzen;Bundesland

chimney-sweep - (chimney-sweep) Kaminfeger , Schornsteinfeger

high street - Hauptstraße

cogitating - nachdenklich; nachdenken

arrears - Rückstände; Rückstand, Zahlungsrückstand

rent - Mietpreis, Wohnungsmiete, Hausmiete; anmieten; (rend); zerreißen

landlord - Vermieter, Hauswirt

pressing - auf etwas drücken, zusammendrücken, nachdrücklich

Mr. Gamfield's most sanguine estimate of his finances could not raise them within full five pounds of the desired amount; and, in a species of arithmetical desperation, he was alternately cudgelling his brains and his donkey, when passing the workhouse, his eyes encountered the bill on the gate.

Sanguine - Sanguinisch; blutrot

estimate - Schätzung, Abschätzung, Kostenvoranschlag, abschätzen

finances - Finanz, Finanzen-p, Geldwesen

raise - Gehaltszulage; aufsteigen, anheben, erhöhen, heranziehen

desired - gewünscht; begehren, begehren, Begehren

amount - Anzahl, Menge, Betrag, beträgt

species - Arten; Hartgeld

arithmetical - arithmetisch

desperation - Verzweiflung

cudgelling - Knüppeln; (cudgel) Knüppel

brains - Gehirne; Gehirn

donkey - Esel; Grauchen

passing - vorübergehend, verrinnend ''(poetic)'', hervorragend

encountered - begegnet; treffen, begegnen, Begegnung, Treffen

"Wo"o!" said Mr. Gamfield to the donkey.

The donkey was in a state of profound abstraction: wondering, probably, whether he was destined to be regaled with a cabbage-stalk or two when he had disposed of the two sacks of soot with which the little cart was laden; so, without noticing the word of command, he jogged onward.

state - Staat, Land, Bundesland, Zustand, erklären, darlegen, nennen

abstraction - Abstraktion

wondering - und fragen sich; (wonder) sich wundern (über)

destined - bestimmt; bestimmen, vorbestimmen

regaled - verwöhnt; königlich

cabbage - stehlen; Kraut, kohl, Kohl, Kohlkopf

stalk - jdn. belauern; Stiel, Stengel

disposed of - (dispose of) verfügen über

sacks - Säcke; Sack; plündern, entlassen

Soot - Ruß; ''Swiss spelling:'' Russ

cart - Pferdewagen, Wagen, Karren

laden - beladen, belastet, schwer; (lade); beladen, belastet, schwer

noticing - Bekanntmachung, Benachrichtigung, Mitteilung, Kündigungsfrist

Command - Befehl, Kommando, befehlen, kommandieren, gebieten, beherrschen

jogged - gejoggt; Joggen, joggen

onward - vorwärts

Mr. Gamfield growled a fierce imprecation on the donkey generally, but more particularly on his eyes; and, running after him, bestowed a blow on his head, which would inevitably have beaten in any skull but a donkey's. Then, catching hold of the bridle, he gave his jaw a sharp wrench, by way of gentle reminder that he was not his own master; and by these means turned him round.

growled - geknurrt; Knurren

fierce - wild, heftig, bedrohlich

imprecation - Verwünschung; Fluch

blow - (to blow) blasen, wehen, pusten

beaten - besiegt; Schlag; jdn. bezwingen

skull - Totenschädel, Totenkopf, Schädel

hold - halten; innehaben

bridle - Zaumzeug, Zaum, aufzäumen, Zaumzeug anlegen, zügeln

jaw - Kiefer, Maul

sharp - scharf; scharfsinning; spitz, -is, hoch, stechend

wrench - Schraubenschlüssel; reißen

gentle reminder - sanfter Wink

He then gave him another blow on the head, just to stun him till he came back again. Having completed these arrangements, he walked up to the gate, to read the bill.

stun - betäuben; verblüffen

arrangements - Vereinbarungen; Anordnung

The gentleman with the white waistcoat was standing at the gate with his hands behind him, after having delivered himself of some profound sentiments in the board-room. Having witnessed the little dispute between Mr. Gamfield and the donkey, he smiled joyously when that person came up to read the bill, for he saw at once that Mr. Gamfield was exactly the sort of master Oliver Twist wanted. Mr.

sentiments - Empfindungen; Gefühl

witnessed - bezeugt; Zeugnis

dispute - Streit, Disput, Debatte, erörtern, bestreiten

joyously - freudig

exactly - genau; ganz genau

Gamfield smiled, too, as he perused the document; for five pounds was just the sum he had been wishing for; and, as to the boy with which it was encumbered, Mr. Gamfield, knowing what the dietary of the workhouse was, well knew he would be a nice small pattern, just the very thing for register stoves. So, he spelt the bill through again, from beginning to end; and then, touching his fur cap in token of humility, accosted the gentleman in the white waistcoat.

perused - durchgesehen; studieren, genau unter die Lupe nehmen

document - Unterlagen, Dokument, Aktenstück, Schriftstück, dokumentieren

sum - Betrag, Summe, Geldbetrag

wishing - (wish) wünschen, möchten; (wish); Wunsch; wünschen

encumbered - belastet; belasten, aufbürden, behindern, belasten, belasten

pattern - Muster, Schablone, Modell, Struktur, Schnittmuster

register - anmelden; Register; Register; Stilschicht, Stilebene

stoves - Öfen; einschlagen, Küchenherd, abwehren, Ofen

touching - (to touch) anfassen, streifen, berühren; (touch); anfassen

fur cap - Pelzmütze

token - Zeichen, Symbol, Andenken, Souvenir, Erinnerung, Jeton

accosted - belästigt; ansprechen

"this here boy, sir, wot the parish wants to 'prentis," said Mr. Gamfield.

this here - dies

wot - Was; (wit) nämlich, und zwar; (wit) Was; (wit) nämlich, und zwar

"Ay, my man," said the gentleman in the white waistcoat, with a condescending smile. "What of him?"

condescending - herablassen, bevormunden, herablassend behandeln, zustimmen

smile - Lächeln

"If the parish vould like him to learn a right pleasant trade, in a good 'spectable chimbley-sweepin'bisness," said Mr. Gamfield, "I wants a 'prentis, and I am ready to take him."

vould - oder

pleasant - angenehm

spectable - spektabel

sweepin - Fegen

"Walk in," said the gentleman in the white waistcoat. Mr. Gamfield having lingered behind, to give the donkey another blow on the head, and another wrench of the jaw, as a caution not to run away in his absence, followed the gentleman with the white waistcoat into the room where Oliver had first seen him.

lingered - verweilte; herumlungern, verzögern, Zeit brauchen, verweilen

caution - Warnung, Vorsicht, Achtsamkeit, Behutsamkeit, Kaution, warnen

absence - Abwesenheit, Absenz, Fehlen, Absence

"It's a nasty trade," said Mr. Limbkins, when Gamfield had again stated his wish.

nasty - abscheulich, böse, ekelhaft, scheußlich

stated - erklärt; Staat, Staat, Land

wish - Wunsch; wünschen

"Young boys have been smothered in chimneys before now," said another gentleman.

chimneys - Schornsteine; Kamin, Esse, Schlot, Schornstein, Kamin, Schlot

"That's acause they damped the straw afore they lit it in the chimbley to make 'em come down again," said Gamfield; "that's all smoke, and no blaze; vereas smoke ain't o'no use at all in making a boy come down, for it only sinds him to sleep, and that's wot he likes.

acause - denn

damped - gedämpft; feucht, Feuchtigkeit, ersticken, dämpfen, dämpfen

afore - vor

smoke - rauchen; Rauch

blaze - lodern; Lohe, Brand, Großbrand, brenne, Glut

sinds - sind

Boys is wery obstinit, and wery lazy, Gen'l'men, and there's nothink like a good hot blaze to make 'em come down vith a run. It's humane too, gen'l'men, acause, even if they've stuck in the chimbley, roasting their feet makes 'em struggle to hextricate theirselves."

lazy - faul

gen - (genially) freundlich, heiter

nothink - nichts

stuck - stecken; stich!, ich/er/sie stäche, ich/er/sie stach; Schläger

roasting - (to roast) rösten

Struggle - Kämpfen; Kampf, Gefecht, sich durchbeißen, sich schwer tun

theirselves - sich selbst

The gentleman in the white waistcoat appeared very much amused by this explanation; but his mirth was speedily checked by a look from Mr. Limbkins. The board then proceeded to converse among themselves for a few minutes, but in so low a tone, that the words "saving of expenditure," "looked well in the accounts," "have a printed report published," were alone audible.

appeared - erschienen; erscheinen, auftauchen, erscheinen, auftauchen

amused - amüsiert; amüsieren, vergnügen, belustigen, erheitern

explanation - Erläuterung, Erklärung, Ausführung

mirth - Fröhlichkeit, Belustigung, Freude

converse - Umkehrung, umgekehrt, Gegenteil

among themselves - untereinander

saving - Sparen; Ersparnisse; (save); retten; erretten; sichern

expenditure - Aufwand; Aufwendung

accounts - Konten; Rechnung, Bericht, Rechnung, Konto

printed - gedruckt; drucken, Druckschrift, Schrift, Abdruck, Druck, Abzug

published - veröffentlicht; herausgeben, publizieren, veröffentlichen

alone - allein, einsam, selbst, nur, ausschließlich

audible - hörbar

These only chanced to be heard, indeed, or account of their being very frequently repeated with great emphasis.

account - Rechnung, Bericht, Rechnung, Konto

frequently - häufig

emphasis - Nachdruck, Eindringlichkeit, Emphase, Schwerpunkt

At length the whispering ceased; and the members of the board, having resumed their seats and their solemnity, Mr. Limbkins said:

Length - Länge, Längenmaß, Pferdelänge

whispering - Geflüster; (whisper); Geflüster, Flüstern, Wispern

ceased - eingestellt; aufhören, aufhören, einstellen

resumed - wiederaufgenommen; weiter; Lebenslauf; fortsetzen

seats - Sitze; Sitz, Sitzplatz, Sitzgelegenheit, Stuhl, Sitzmöbel

solemnity - Feierlichkeit; Hochfest

"We have considered your proposition, and we don't approve of it."

considered - berücksichtigt; überlegen, überlegen, halten, betrachten

proposition - Vorschlag; Satz

approve - billigen, genehmigen, zusagen

"Not at all," said the gentleman in the white waistcoat.

"Decidedly not," added the other members.

As Mr. Gamfield did happen to labour under the slight imputation of having bruised three or four boys to death already, it occurred to him that the board had, perhaps, in some unaccountable freak, taken it into their heads that this extraneous circumstance ought to influence their proceedings.

labour - Arbeit; Arbeiter; gebären; arbeiten

Slight - geringfügig, leicht, unbedeutend

imputation - Anrechnung; Unterstellung

bruised - geprellt; Prellung, Bluterguss, blauer Fleck, Druckstelle

unaccountable - nicht rechenschaftspflichtig

freak - ausflippen; Begeisterte, Missgeburt, irrer Typ

extraneous - fremd

proceedings - fortsetzend, verfahrend

It was very unlike their general mode of doing business, if they had; but still, as he had no particular wish to revive the rumour, he twisted his cap in his hands, and walked slowly from the table.

unlike - im Gegensatz zu; ungleichartig, anders, ungleich

mode - Betriebsart, Betrieb, Modus, Art

revive - auffrischen; wiederbeleben

rumour - Sage, Gerücht; munkeln

twisted - verdreht; Zwirn, Biegung, Wendung, Twist, verziehen, drehen

slowly - langsam

"So you won't let me have him, gen'l'men?" said Mr. Gamfield, pausing near the door.

"No," replied Mr. Limbkins; "at least, as it's a nasty business, we think you ought to take something less than the premium we offered."

Premium - premium; Bonus, Prämie, Versicherungsbeitrag

Mr. Gamfield's countenance brightened, as, with a quick step, he returned to the table, and said,

brightened - aufgehellt; aufhellen, schönen, aufhellen, aufhellen

step - treten, treten (du trittst

"What'll you give, gen'l'men? Come! Don't be too hard on a poor man. What'll you give?"

poor man - Armer

"I should say, three pound ten was plenty," said Mr. Limbkins.

"Ten shillings too much," said the gentleman in the white waistcoat.

shillings - Schillinge; Schilling, alte britische Münze im Wert von 5 Pence

"Come!" said Gamfield; "say four pound, gen'l'men. Say four pound, and you've got rid of him for good and all. There!"

rid - loswerden; befreien

"Three pound ten," repeated Mr. Limbkins, firmly.

"Come! I'll split the diff'erence, gen'l'men," urged Gamfield. "Three pound fifteen."

split - gespalten; Riss, Spalt, Spaltung, Spagat

erence - erenz

urged - gedrängt; Drang, drängen, mahnen, treiben, anspornen

"Not a farthing more," was the firm reply of Mr. Limbkins.

farthing - Groschen, Heller, Pfifferling, Pfennig

firm - fest, straff (Busen), Fa. Firma, gesetzt, hart

reply - antworten, erwidern, Antwort, Entgegnung

"You're desperate hard upon me, gen'l'men," said Gamfield, wavering.

wavering - schwankend; wankelmütig

"Pooh! pooh! nonsense!" said the gentleman in the white waistcoat. "He'd be cheap with nothing at all, as a premium. Take him, you silly fellow! He's just the boy for you. He wants the stick, now and then: it'll do him good; and his board needn't come very expensive, for he hasn't been overfed since he was born. Ha! ha! ha!"

nonsense - Blödsinn, Nonsens

silly - doof, dumm, albern, Dummerchen

fellow - Stipendiat, Typ, Kerl, Bursche; Gefährte, Kerl

stick - stich!, ich/er/sie stäche, ich/er/sie stach; Schläger

overfed - überfüttert; überernähren; q

Since - Seit wann; seitdem, seither, weil, da

ha - Das war jetzt aber ernst!

Mr. Gamfield gave an arch look at the faces round the table, and, observing a smile on all of them, gradually broke into a smile himself. The bargain was made. Mr. Bumble, was at once instructed that Oliver Twist and his indentures were to be conveyed before the magistrate, for signature and approval, that very afternoon.

arch - Bogen

observing - Beobachtung; beobachten, beachten, halten, bemerken

gradually - nach und nach, allmählich, stufenweise, schrittweise

bargain - Angebot; Vereinbarung, Abmachung, Schnäppchen, Anschaffung

instructed - belehrt; instruieren, briefen, anweisen

indentures - Vertrag, Ausbildungsvertrag, Arbeitsvertrag, Lehrbrief, Kontrakt

conveyed - übermittelt; befördern, transportieren, verfrachten, befördern

magistrate - Magistrat; richterlicher Beamter

signature - Unterschrift; Signatur

approval - Genehmigung, Billigung, Erlaubnis, Zustimmung

In pursuance of this determination, little Oliver, to his excessive astonishment, was released from bondage, and ordered to put himself into a clean shirt. He had hardly achieved this very unusual gymnastic performance, when Mr. Bumble brought him, with his own hands, a basin of gruel, and the holiday allowance of two ounces and a quarter of bread.

pursuance - Verfolgung

determination - Bestimmung; Determination; Bestimmtheit; Feststellung; Entschluss; Unterscheidung

excessive - übertrieben; übermäßig, exzessiv

released - freigegeben; Freigabe, Freisetzung, Befreiung, Erlösung

bondage - Knechtschaft; Sklaverei; Pflicht; Bondage

hardly - hart, rau, kaum

achieved - erreicht; erreichen, realisieren, schaffen, erreichen, erlangen

unusual - ungewöhnlich, unüblich, ungebräuchlich

gymnastic - gymnastisch, Gymnastik

At this tremendous sight, Oliver began to cry very piteously: thinking, not unnaturally, that the board must have determined to kill him for some useful purpose, or they never would have begun to fatten him up in that way.

piteously - Mitleid erregend; kläglich, erbärmlich

unnaturally - unnatürlich

kill - vernichten, totmachen, löschen, zerstören, töten

fatten - mästen; dick werden, dicker werden, zunehmen

"Don't make your eyes red, Oliver, but eat your food and be thankful," said Mr. Bumble, in a tone of impressive pomposity. "You're a going to be made a 'prentice of, Oliver."

thankful - dankbar

impressive - beeindruckend

pomposity - Prunk, Wichtigtuerei, Aufgeblasenheit

"A prentice, sir!" said the child, trembling.

trembling - Zittern, Beben; (tremble); zittern; Zittern

"Yes, Oliver," said Mr. Bumble. "The kind and blessed gentleman which is so many parents to you, Oliver, when you have none of your own: are a going to "prentice" you: and to set you up in life, and make a man of you: although the expense to the parish is three pound ten!"three pound ten, Oliver!"seventy shillins"one hundred and forty sixpences!"and all for a naughty orphan which nobody can't love."

naughty - unanständig; ungezogen, unartig, ungehorsam, dreist

As Mr. Bumble paused to take breath, after delivering this address in an awful voice, the tears rolled down the poor child's face, and he sobbed bitterly.

paused - innegehalten; pausieren, innehalten, pausieren, Pause

breath - Atmen, Atmung, Atemzug, Atem, Atempause

delivering - ausliefern; erlösen, befreien, gebären, liefern, abliefern

awful - schrecklich, furchtbar, schrecklich (1), checkfurchtbar (1)

"Come," said Mr. Bumble, somewhat less pompously, for it was gratifying to his feelings to observe the effect his eloquence had produced; "Come, Oliver! Wipe your eyes with the cuffs of your jacket, and don't cry into your gruel; that's a very foolish action, Oliver." It certainly was, for there was quite enough water in it already.

pompously - pompös; prunkvoll, prunkvolle

gratifying - befriedigend; befriedigen, erfreuen

feelings - Gefühle; Gefühl, Eindruck

observe - beobachten; beachten, halten, bemerken

eloquence - Redegewandtheit, Eloquenz, Sprachfertigkeit, Beredsamkeit

produced - produziert; produzieren, herstellen, vorlegen, produzieren

wipe - löschen, abstreifen, abwischen, aufreiben, wischen

cuffs - Manschetten; Manschette; Hosenaufschlag, Umschlag (an der Hose)

don't cry - weine nicht

foolish - dumm, närrisch, töricht

Certainly - sicherlich, zweifellos, gewiss, freilich

On their way to the magistrate, Mr. Bumble instructed Oliver that all he would have to do, would be to look very happy, and say, when the gentleman asked him if he wanted to be apprenticed, that he should like it very much indeed; both of which injunctions Oliver promised to obey: the rather as Mr.

apprenticed - in der Ausbildung; Lehrling, Auszubildender, Auszubildende

injunctions - Unterlassungsklagen; Verfügung, Verfügen

promised - versprochen; Versprechen

obey - gehorchen; befolgen

Bumble threw in a gentle hint, that if he failed in either particular, there was no telling what would be done to him. When they arrived at the office, he was shut up in a little room by himself, and admonished by Mr. Bumble to stay there, until he came back to fetch him.

threw in - (throw in) als Zugabe geben, einwerfen

gentle - liebenswürdig; einfühlsam, sanftmütig, gemächlich, sachte

little room - Stübchen

admonished - ermahnt; ermahnen, warnen, warnen

There the boy remained, with a palpitating heart, for half an hour. At the expiration of which time Mr. Bumble thrust in his head, unadorned with the cocked hat, and said aloud:

palpitating - Herzklopfen; unregelmäßig schlagen, pochen, klopfen

expiration - Verfall, Ende

thrust - Stoß, Stich, Vorstoß, Schub, Schubkraft

unadorned - ungeschminkt

"Now, Oliver, my dear, come to the gentleman." As Mr. Bumble said this, he put on a grim and threatening look, and added, in a low voice, "Mind what I told you, you young rascal!"

grim - makaber, grimmig

threatening - bedrohlich; drohend; (threaten); drohen, bedrohen, androhen

rascal - Schlingel; Gauner, Strolch, Bösewicht, Schurke, Bengel

Oliver stared innocently in Mr. Bumble's face at this somewhat contradictory style of address; but that gentleman prevented his offering any remark thereupon, by leading him at once into an adjoining room: the door of which was open. It was a large room, with a great window. Behind a desk, sat two old gentleman with powdered heads: one of whom was reading the newspaper; while the other was perusing, with the aid of a pair of tortoise-shell spectacles, a small piece of parchment which lay before him.

innocently - unschuldig

contradictory - widersprüchlich

remark - bemerken; Anmerkung, Bemerkung

thereupon - daraufhin; darauf

leading - führend; führen; (lead) führend; führen

adjoining - angrenzend

powdered - pulverisiert; Puder, g

perusing - studieren, genau unter die Lupe nehmen, durchlesen, überfliegen

aid - Hilfsmittel, Hilfe, Mithilfe; helfen, beispringen

tortoise-shell - (tortoise-shell) Schildpatt

spectacles - Brillen; Spektakel

small piece - Stückchen

parchment - Pergament; Pergamentpapier

Mr. Limbkins was standing in front of the desk on one side; and Mr. Gamfield, with a partially washed face, on the other; while two or three bluff-looking men, in top-boots, were lounging about.

partially - teilweise, teils, zum Teil

bluff - bluffen; täuschen; Bluff

top-boots - (top-boots) Stulpstiefel

lounging - faulenzend; (lounge); Lounge, Wartezimmer, Warteraum, Wohnzimmer

The old gentleman with the spectacles gradually dozed off, over the little bit of parchment; and there was a short pause, after Oliver had been stationed by Mr. Bumble in front of the desk.

dozed - gedöst; Halbschlaf

bit - Häppchen, Gebiss, Bit

pause - Eine Pause; pausieren, innehalten, Pause

"This is the boy, your worship," said Mr. Bumble.

worship - Verehrung, Anbetung, Gottesdienst

The old gentleman who was reading the newspaper raised his head for a moment, and pulled the other old gentleman by the sleeve; whereupon, the last-mentioned old gentleman woke up.

head for - anfliegen, Kurs nehmen auf

pulled - gezogen; ziehen, ziehen

sleeve - Ärmel; Hülse, Schutzhülle, Tülle, Köcher

mentioned - erwähnt; Erwähnung, erwähnen

"Oh, is this the boy?" said the old gentleman.

"This is him, sir," replied Mr. Bumble. "Bow to the magistrate, my dear."

Oliver roused himself, and made his best obeisance. He had been wondering, with his eyes fixed on the magistrates'powder, whether all boards were born with that white stuff on their heads, and were boards from thenceforth on that account.

roused - geweckt; wachrufen, wecken

obeisance - Verbeugung; Ehrerbietung

fixed - repariert; reparieren, flicken, fixieren, befestigen

magistrates - Magistrate; richterlicher Beamter

powder - Puder, g; (''otherwise:'') Pulver, Puder

boards - Bretter; Brett, Tafel

stuff - Sachen, Kram, Zeug, Ding, Stoff, Material

thenceforth - von nun an

on that account - dafür

"Well," said the old gentleman, "I suppose he's fond of chimney-sweeping?"

chimney - Kamin, Esse, Schlot, Schornstein, Spalte

sweeping - erman:; Fegen, Kehren; (sweep); fegen, kehren, rauschen

"He doats on it, your worship," replied Bumble; giving Oliver a sly pinch, to intimate that he had better not say he didn't.

sly - schlau, gerissen, listig, verschmitzt

pinch - kneifen, zwicken, schnappen, erwischen, Messerspitze, Prise

intimate - vertraut, innig, intim, vorsichtig andeuten

"And he will be a sweep, will he?" inquired the old gentleman.

sweep - fegen, kehren, rauschen, auf den Kopf stellen, fahren

"If we was to bind him to any other trade to-morrow, he'd run away simultaneous, your worship," replied Bumble.

bind - binden; verbinden, konnektieren

simultaneous - simultan

"And this man that's to be his master"you, sir"you'll treat him well, and feed him, and do all that sort of thing, will you?" said the old gentleman.

treat - behandeln; bewirten, einladen, heilen, kurieren

"When I says I will, I means I will," replied Mr. Gamfield doggedly.

doggedly - hartnäckig; verbissene

"You're a rough speaker, my friend, but you look an honest, open-hearted man," said the old gentleman: turning his spectacles in the direction of the candidate for Oliver's premium, whose villainous countenance was a regular stamped receipt for cruelty. But the magistrate was half blind and half childish, so he couldn't reasonably be expected to discern what other people did.

speaker - Sprecher, Sprecherin, Lautsprecher, Vorsitzender, Vorsitzende

honest - ehrlich, aufrichtig; (hon); ehrlich, aufrichtig

candidate - Kandidat, Kandidatin, Wahlbewerber, Wahlbewerberin

villainous - schurkisch

stamped - abgestempelt

receipt - Empfang; Einnahme; Empfangsbestätigung, Quittung, Beleg

cruelty - Grausamkeit, Quälerei

blind - blind, unkritisch, ignorant, Jalousie, Blind, Blinder, Blinde

discern - erkennen, wahrnehmen, bemerken, feststellen

"I hope I am, sir," said Mr. Gamfield, with an ugly leer.

ugly - hässlich

leer - gehässiges Lächeln

"I have no doubt you are, my friend," replied the old gentleman: fixing his spectacles more firmly on his nose, and looking about him for the inkstand.

doubt - bezweifeln, Zweifel

fixing - Reparieren; befestigend, fixierend

inkstand - Tintenfass; Schreibzeug, Tintenzeug

It was the critical moment of Oliver's fate. If the inkstand had been where the old gentleman thought it was, he would have dipped his pen into it, and signed the indentures, and Oliver would have been straightway hurried off.

critical - kritisch

fate - Schicksal, Los, Geschick

dipped - getaucht; einfallen, sich senken, sich neigen, färben; Dip

signed - unterzeichnet; Wert, Zeichen, Hinweistafel

straightway - ohne Umschweife; schnurstracks

But, as it chanced to be immediately under his nose, it followed, as a matter of course, that he looked all over his desk for it, without finding it; and happening in the course of his search to look straight before him, his gaze encountered the pale and terrified face of Oliver Twist: who, despite all the admonitory looks and pinches of Bumble, was regarding the repulsive countenance of his future master, with a mingled expression of horror and fear, too palpable to be mistaken, even by a half-blind magistrate.

immediately - sofort, alsbald, unverzüglich, auf der Stelle

search - Suche; suchen, absuchen, durchsuchen

straight - gerade; aufrecht, aufrichtig, offen, ungeschminkt

gaze - Blicken; anstarren

terrified - verängstigt; erschrecken

despite - trotz

admonitory - mahnend

pinches - kneift; kneifen

regarding - bezüglich; schätzen, betrachten, berücksichtigen

repulsive - abstoßend

mingled - vermengt; vermischen, vermengen, untermischen

expression - Ausdruck; Redensart, Miene

palpable - spürbar; greifbar

be mistaken - sich irren

The old gentleman stopped, laid down his pen, and looked from Oliver to Mr. Limbkins; who attempted to take snuff with a cheerful and unconcerned aspect.

laid down - hingelegt

attempted - Versucht; versuchen, Versuch, Bestreben

take snuff - schnupfen

cheerful - fröhlich, vergnügt, freundlich

unconcerned - unbesorgt; Unbekümmertheit, Sorglosigkeit

aspect - Aspekt, Aktionsart

"My boy!" said the old gentleman, "you look pale and alarmed. What is the matter?"

"Stand a little away from him, Beadle," said the other magistrate: laying aside the paper, and leaning forward with an expression of interest. "Now, boy, tell us what's the matter: don't be afraid."

laying - Auflegen, legend; (lay) Auflegen, legend

aside - beiseite, zur Seite

leaning - (to lean) sich an etwas lehnen

forward - nachsenden, fördern, befördern, versenden, senden; dreist

Oliver fell on his knees, and clasping his hands together, prayed that they would order him back to the dark room"that they would starve him"beat him"kill him if they pleased"rather than send him away with that dreadful man.

clasping - Umklammerung; klammernd, umklammernd; (clasp); Spange, Klammer

dark room - Dunkelkammer

starve - verhungern, Hungers sterben, verhungern lassen, aushungern

beat - Schlag ;jdn. bezwingen

dreadful - furchtbar, schrecklich

"Well!" said Mr. Bumble, raising his hands and eyes with most impressive solemnity. "Well! of all the artful and designing orphans that ever I see, Oliver, you are one of the most bare-facedest."

most impressive - imposanteste

artful - kunstvoll; geschickt, trickreich

bare - knapp, kahl, nackt, bloß; entblößen, abnehmen, freimachen

facedest - konfrontiert

"Hold your tongue, Beadle," said the second old gentleman, when Mr. Bumble had given vent to this compound adjective.

Hold your tongue - Halt den Mund!

vent - Entlüftung; entlüften

compound - Verbindung; zusammensetzen

adjective - Adjektiv, Eigenschaftswort, Beiwort, Wiewort

"I beg your worship's pardon," said Mr. Bumble, incredulous of having heard aright. "Did your worship speak to me?"

incredulous - ungläubig, skeptisch

aright - nicht wahr; richtig

"Yes. Hold your tongue."

tongue - Zunge, Lasche

Mr. Bumble was stupefied with astonishment. A beadle ordered to hold his tongue! A moral revolution!

moral - moralisch, sittlich, Moral

revolution - Revolution; Umdrehung

The old gentleman in the tortoise-shell spectacles looked at his companion, he nodded significantly.

Tortoise - Schildkröte, Landschildkröte

shell - Muschel; Schale, Eierschale, Hülse, Granate, Hülle, Shell

companion - Begleiter, Freund, Liebhaber, Kamerad

nodded - abgenickt; nicken, einnicken, Kopfnicken

significantly - signifikant

"We refuse to sanction these indentures," said the old gentleman: tossing aside the piece of parchment as he spoke.

refuse - Müll; abweisen, verweigern, abschlagen, ablehnen

sanction - Sanktionen; Billigung, Sanktionierung, Sanktion

tossing - Werfen; hin- und herschleudern

"I hope," stammered Mr. Limbkins: "I hope the magistrates will not form the opinion that the authorities have been guilty of any improper conduct, on the unsupported testimony of a child."

guilty - schuldig

improper - unangemessen

unsupported - ungestützt

"The magistrates are not called upon to pronounce any opinion on the matter," said the second old gentleman sharply. "Take the boy back to the workhouse, and treat him kindly. He seems to want it."

pronounce - auszusprechen; verkünden; aussprechen, pronunzieren

sharply - scharf, scharfzüngig, spitzzüngig

Seems - Scheint; scheinen, dünken

That same evening, the gentleman in the white waistcoat most positively and decidedly affirmed, not only that Oliver would be hung, but that he would be drawn and quartered into the bargain. Mr. Bumble shook his head with gloomy mystery, and said he wished he might come to good; whereunto Mr.

positively - positiv

affirmed - bejaht; zustimmen, bejahen, bestätigen, unterstützen

into the bargain - noch dazu

gloomy - düster, finster, trübe, dunkel

mystery - Geheimnis, Rätsel

wished - gewollt; Wunsch, wünschen, wünschen

whereunto - Wozu

Gamfield replied, that he wished he might come to him; which, although he agreed with the beadle in most matters, would seem to be a wish of a totally opposite description.

totally - total; vollständig, komplett, völlig, absolut

The next morning, the public were once informed that Oliver Twist was again To Let, and that five pounds would be paid to anybody who would take possession of him.

take possession of - in Besitz nehmen, sich bemächtigen


another place - anderswohin

entry - Eintritt; Zutritt; Eingang; Flur; Eintrag; Element

In great families, when an advantageous place cannot be obtained, either in possession, reversion, remainder, or expectancy, for the young man who is growing up, it is a very general custom to send him to sea. The board, in imitation of so wise and salutary an example, took counsel together on the expediency of shipping off Oliver Twist, in some small trading vessel bound to a good unhealthy port. This suggested itself as the very best thing that could possibly be done with him: the probability being, that the skipper would flog him to death, in a playful mood, some day after dinner, or would knock his brains out with an iron bar; both pastimes being, as is pretty generally known, very favourite and common recreations among gentleman of that class.

advantageous - vorteilhaft

obtained - erlangen, erhalten, bestehen

possession - Gut; Besessenheit; Ballbesitz

Reversion - Umpolung, Rückfall, Umkehrung; Rückbesinnung (auf)

remainder - Rest, Teilungsrest, Restposten, runtersetzen

expectancy - Erwartung

imitation - Imitation, Nachahmung, Kopie, Imitat

salutary - heilsam

counsel - Ratschläge; Beratung; Rat, Ratschlag, Anwalt, Anwältin

expediency - Zweckmäßigkeit, Zweckdienlichkeit, Opportunität

Shipping - Warenausgang (Bereich); Transport (Versand)

trading - Handels.., kaufmännisch; (trad) Handels.., kaufmännisch

vessel - Schiff, Boot, Wasserfahrzeug, Gefäß, Behälter

bound - gebunden; Sprung; (bind); binden; verbinden, konnektieren

unhealthy - ungesund, gesundheitsschädlich

port - Schlitz, Backbord, Portwein, Hafen; portieren, übertragen

suggested - vorgeschlagen; vorschlagen, vorschlagen

probability - Wahrscheinlichkeit

skipper - Schiffer, Schiffskapitän

flog - verhökern; peitschen

playful - spielerisch; verspielt

mood - Anwandlung, Stimmung, launisch

some day - eines Tages, einst, irgendwann, dereinst

knock - Klopfen; Schlag; schlagen

bar - Takt; Schankstube; Latte (Sport); Balken, Leiste, Stange, Strich

pastimes - Zeitvertreib

recreations - Wiederherstellung, Erholung

among - unter, zwischen, untereinander

The more the case presented itself to the board, in this point of view, the more manifold the advantages of the step appeared; so, they came to the conclusion that the only way of providing for Oliver effectually, was to send him to sea without delay.

case - Fall; Gehäuse, Prozess, Kiste, Fach

manifold - Krümmer; vervielfältigen; Sammelrohr, mehrfach, vielfältig

conclusion - Schluss, Ende, Abschluss, Ergebnis, Schlussfolgerung

providing - Bereitstellung; sorgen, den Unterhalt sichern, besorgen

effectually - wirksam

delay - Verspätung, Verzögerung, Verzug

Mr. Bumble had been despatched to make various preliminary inquiries, with the view of finding out some captain or other who wanted a cabin-boy without any friends; and was returning to the workhouse to communicate the result of his mission; when he encountered at the gate, no less a person than Mr. Sowerberry, the parochial undertaker.

despatched - verschickt; Tötung

various - verschiedene

preliminary - vorläufig, vorbereitend

inquiries - Erkundigungen; Anfrage, Erkundigung, Abfrage, Untersuchung

finding out - herausfindend

captain - Stabshauptmann, Kapitän zur See, Kapitän, Flugkapitän

cabin - Hütte, Blockhütte, Kabine, Kajüte

communicate - mitteilen, übermitteln, kommunizieren, kundtun, weitergeben

mission - Auftrag; Mission

Mr. Sowerberry was a tall gaunt, large-jointed man, attired in a suit of threadbare black, with darned cotton stockings of the same colour, and shoes to answer. His features were not naturally intended to wear a smiling aspect, but he was in general rather given to professional jocosity. His step was elastic, and his face betokened inward pleasantry, as he advanced to Mr. Bumble, and shook him cordially by the hand.

gaunt - knochig, dünn, hager, mager, abgemagert

jointed - gegliedert; gemeinschaftlich, gemeinsam, gemeinsame

attired in - angetan

threadbare - fadenscheinig

darned - verflixt, ausgebessert; (darn) verflixt, ausgebessert

cotton - Baumwolle

stockings - Strümpfe; Strumpf

features - Merkmale; Besonderheit, Charakteristikum

intended - beabsichtigt; gedacht; (intend); beabsichtigen, vorhaben

smiling - lächelnd; (smile); Lächeln

professional - Profi, Professioneller, Professionelle, Beruf

jocosity - Scherzhaftigkeit

elastic - dehnbar, elastisch, Gummiband

inward - innere; innen

pleasantry - Freundlichkeit; Scherz, Hänselei

advanced - fortgeschritten; erhöhen, erheben, befördern, vorrücken

cordially - herzlich

"I have taken the measure of the two women that died last night, Mr. Bumble," said the undertaker.

measure - Maß; Messung, Maßstab, Takt, Maßnahme, messen, abmessen

"You'll make your fortune, Mr. Sowerberry," said the beadle, as he thrust his thumb and forefinger into the proffered snuff-box of the undertaker: which was an ingenious little model of a patent coffin. "I say you'll make your fortune, Mr. Sowerberry," repeated Mr. Bumble, tapping the undertaker on the shoulder, in a friendly manner, with his cane.

Fortune - Fortuna; Schicksal, Glück, Vermögen

thumb - Daumen; durchblättern

forefinger - Zeigefinger

proffered - angeboten; anbieten

snuff - schnüffeln, schnuppern; Butzen, schnupfen, Schnupftabak

ingenious - ingeniös, genial, findig

patent - Patent

coffin - Sarg, einsargen

tapping - anzapfend, klopfend, steppend; (tap) anzapfend, klopfend

"Think so?" said the undertaker in a tone which half admitted and half disputed the probability of the event. "The prices allowed by the board are very small, Mr. Bumble."

admitted - zugelassen; einlassen, zulassen, zugeben, eingestehen, erlauben

disputed - umstritten; Streit, Disput, Debatte, erörtern, bestreiten

"So are the coffins," replied the beadle: with precisely as near an approach to a laugh as a great official ought to indulge in.

coffins - Särge; Sarg, einsargen

precisely - genau; präzise

approach - sich nähern, nahekommen, ähnlich sein

official - offiziell, amtlich, dienstlich, Beamter, Beamtin

indulge in - nachhängen

Mr. Sowerberry was much tickled at this: as of course he ought to be; and laughed a long time without cessation. "Well, well, Mr. Bumble," he said at length, "There's no denying that, since the new system of feeding has come in, the coffins are something narrower and more shallow than they used to be; but we must have some profit, Mr.

tickled - gekitzelt; Kitzeln

cessation - Beendigung; Unterbrechung, Einstellung

There's no denying - Das lässt sich nicht leugnen.

feeding - Verfütterung, Speisung, Zuführung; (feed) Verfütterung

narrower - Enger; eng, schmal, knapp

shallow - flach; q

profit - Gewinn, Profit, nützen, profitieren, erreichen, gewinnen

Bumble. Well-seasoned timber is an expensive article, sir; and all the iron handles come, by canal, from Birmingham."

seasoned - gewürzt; Jahreszeit, Saison; abschmecken (würzen), würzen

timber - Nutzholz, Balken, Bauholz

handles - Griffe; Henkel, Hantel, Griff, Türklinke; abarbeiten, behandeln

Canal - Kanal, Gang

Birmingham - Birmingham, Birmingham, Birmingham

"Well, well," said Mr. Bumble, "every trade has its drawbacks. A fair profit is, of course, allowable."

drawbacks - Nachteile; Nachteil, Minuspunkt, Schattenseite, Haken

fair - gerecht, fair, heiter, schön, angemessen

allowable - Erlaubt

"Of course, of course," replied the undertaker; "and if I don't get a profit upon this or that particular article, why, I make it up in the long-run, you see"he! he! he!"

"Just so," said Mr. Bumble.

"Though I must say," continued the undertaker, resuming the current of observations which the beadle had interrupted: "though I must say, Mr. Bumble, that I have to contend against one very great disadvantage: which is, that all the stout people go off the quickest. The people who have been better off, and have paid rates for many years, are the first to sink when they come into the house; and let me tell you, Mr.

continued - fortgesetzt; fortsetzen, weiterhin

resuming - wieder aufnehmen; weiter; Lebenslauf; fortsetzen

current - Strömung; Strom; gegenwärtig, aktuell, zeitnah

observations - Beobachtungen; Beobachtung, Bemerkung

interrupted - unterbrochen; unterbrechen

contend - bestreiten; streiten, sich auseinandersetzen, ringen mit

disadvantage - Nachteil

stout - beleibt

rates - Preise; Wechselkurs, Devisenkurs, Kurs; Kommunalsteuer

sink - Waschbecken; sinken; senken, versenken, Spüle, Spülbecken

Bumble, that three or four inches over one's calculation makes a great hole in one's profits: especially when one has a family to provide for, sir."

inches - Zoll (2, 54 cm), Zoll (Längenmaß)

calculation - Berechnung

hole - Bohrung, Markierung, Höhle, Loch

profits - Gewinn, Profit, Gewinn, nützen, profitieren, erreichen

especially - besonders, extra, speziell, außergewöhnlich, originell

provide - bieten; sorgen, den Unterhalt sichern, besorgen, beschaffen

As Mr. Sowerberry said this, with the becoming indignation of an ill-used man; and as Mr. Bumble felt that it rather tended to convey a reflection on the honour of the parish; the latter gentleman thought it advisable to change the subject. Oliver Twist being uppermost in his mind, he made him his theme.

indignation - Empörung, Entrüstung

tended - gepflegt; abzielen

convey - vermitteln; befördern, transportieren, verfrachten, übermitteln

honour - Ehrung, Ehre; ehren; beehren, akzeptieren, annehmen, honorieren

advisable - ratsam

uppermost - ganz oben

theme - Thema; Motiv; Theme; Stamm, Wortstamm

"By the bye," said Mr. Bumble, "you don't know anybody who wants a boy, do you? A porochial 'prentis, who is at present a dead-weight; a millstone, as I may say, round the porochial throat? Liberal terms, Mr. Sowerberry, liberal terms?" As Mr. Bumble spoke, he raised his cane to the bill above him, and gave three distinct raps upon the words "five pounds": which were printed thereon in Roman capitals of gigantic size.

dead-weight - (dead-weight) totes Gewicht, Leergewicht

millstone - Mühlstein; Klotz am Bein

throat - Kehle, Rachen, Hals, Flaschenhals

liberal - freiheitlich; liberal; Liberaler

terms - Bedingungen; Termin, Semester, Begriff; Spielzeit

distinct - deutlich

raps - pochen, schlagen; Geplapper

Roman - Römer; röm. römisch, römisch

gigantic - gigantisch, kolossal

size - Konfektionsgröße, Körpergröße, Format; ausmessen

"Gadso!" said the undertaker: taking Mr. Bumble by the gilt-edged lappel of his official coat; "that's just the very thing I wanted to speak to you about. You know"Dear me, what a very elegant button this is, Mr. Bumble! I never noticed it before."

gilt - vergoldet, vergoldete, vergolden; (gild) vergoldet, vergoldete

edged - kantig; Rand, Seite, Kante, Kante, Vorsprung, Klinge, Schneide

Dear me - Ach du liebe Zeit!, Du liebe Zeit!

button - Schaltfläche, Taster, Knopf, Taste

"Yes, I think it rather pretty," said the beadle, glancing proudly downwards at the large brass buttons which embellished his coat. "The die is the same as the porochial seal"the Good Samaritan healing the sick and bruised man. The board presented it to me on Newyear's morning, Mr. Sowerberry. I put it on, I remember, for the first time, to attend the inquest on that reduced tradesman, who died in a doorway at midnight."

proudly - stolze, stolz

downwards - abwärts, nach unten, runter, nach unten gehend, absteigend

brass - Messingschild

buttons - Tasten; (button) Knopf; (button) Tasten; (button) Knopf

embellished - verschönert; bereichern, schmücken, verschönern, ausschmücken

seal - versiegeln;Siegel , Stempel , Seehund , Robbe ;sich etw. sichern;Plombe

Samaritan - Samariter, Samariterin

healing - Heilung; heilend, verheilend

attend - teilnehmen; (to attend) mit etwas verbunden sein

reduced - ermäßigt; reduzieren, herabsetzen, vermindern, abnehmen

tradesman - Handwerker, Facharbeiter, gelernter Arbeiter

doorway - Türöffnung

"I recollect," said the undertaker. "The jury brought it in, ˜Died from exposure to the cold, and want of the common necessaries of life,'didn't they?"

recollect - Erinnern Sie sich; sich erinnern an

exposure - Exposition; Kontakt, Einwirkung, Lage, Witterung, Belichtung

necessaries of life - Lebensbedürfnisse

Mr. Bumble nodded.

"And they made it a special verdict, I think," said the undertaker, "by adding some words to the effect, that if the relieving officer had""

verdict - Gerichtsurteil

relieving - Erleichternd; erleichtern, lindern, entlasten, ablösen

officer - Funktionär, Funktionärin, Beamter, Beamtin, Offizier, Offizierin

"Tush! Foolery!" interposed the beadle. "If the board attended to all the nonsense that ignorant jurymen talk, they'd have enough to do."

tush - Hintern

foolery - Dummheit

ignorant - unwissend; ignorant

jurymen - Geschworene

"Very true," said the undertaker; "they would indeed."

"Juries," said Mr. Bumble, grasping his cane tightly, as was his wont when working into a passion: "juries is ineddicated, vulgar, grovelling wretches."

juries - Jurys; Jury, Preisrichter

tightly - eng

wont - nicht

passion - Leidenschaft, Passion

ineddicated - engagiert

vulgar - vulgär, unfein, ungebildet, unanständig

grovelling - kriechend; (grovel) kriechen, katzbuckeln; (grovel); kriechen

wretches - Schufte; das Wesen

"So they are," said the undertaker.

"They haven't no more philosophy nor political economy about 'em than that," said the beadle, snapping his fingers contemptuously.

political economy - Volkswirtschaft

Snapping - schnappend, knipsend, Ermittlung; (snap); Knacken, Knallen

contemptuously - verächtlich

"No more they have," acquiesced the undertaker.

acquiesced - geduldet; hinnehmen, einwilligen, dulden

"I despise 'em," said the beadle, growing very red in the face.

despise - verachten

"So do I," rejoined the undertaker.

rejoined - wiedervereinigt; vereinigen

"And I only wish we'd a jury of the independent sort, in the house for a week or two," said the beadle; "the rules and regulations of the board would soon bring their spirit down for 'em."

independent - unabhängig, selbständig

"Let 'em alone for that," replied the undertaker. So saying, he smiled, approvingly: to calm the rising wrath of the indignant parish officer.

Calm - ruhig; windstill; Ruhe; Windstille; beruhigen, ruhig stellen

wrath - Zorn, Wut, Ärger, Ingrimm, Vergeltung

indignant - entrüstet

Mr Bumble lifted off his cocked hat; took a handkerchief from the inside of the crown; wiped from his forehead the perspiration which his rage had engendered; fixed the cocked hat on again; and, turning to the undertaker, said in a calmer voice:

lifted - angehoben; Lüften (Bremse), Lift, Aufzug; fördern

handkerchief - Taschentuch

crown - Zenit; krönen; Bombage (ballige Fläche), Zahnkrone; Baumkrone

rage - Wut, Zorn, Raserei, Rage, wüten

"Well; what about the boy?"

"Oh!" replied the undertaker; "why, you know, Mr. Bumble, I pay a good deal towards the poor's rates."

"Hem!" said Mr. Bumble. "Well?"

hem - säumen, einfassen, einsäumen, einschließen [Mil.]; Saum

"Well," replied the undertaker, "I was thinking that if I pay so much towards 'em, I've a right to get as much out of 'em as I can, Mr. Bumble; and so"I think I'll take the boy myself."

Mr. Bumble grasped the undertaker by the arm, and led him into the building. Mr.

grasped - begriffen; greifen, erfassen, begreifen, verstehen, erfassen

Sowerberry was closeted with the board for five minutes; and it was arranged that Oliver should go to him that evening "upon liking""a phrase which means, in the case of a parish apprentice, that if the master find, upon a short trial, that he can get enough work out of a boy without putting too much food into him, he shall have him for a term of years, to do what he likes with.

closeted - verschlossen; Schrank, Wandschrank, Kammer, Abstellkammer

arranged - vereinbart; arrangieren, systematisieren, aufstellen, ordnen

trial - Erprobung, Prozess, Versuch, Probe

term - Termin, Semester, Begriff; Spielzeit, Saison; Amtszeit

When little Oliver was taken before "the gentlemen" that evening; and informed that he was to go, that night, as general house-lad to a coffin-maker's; and that if he complained of his situation, or ever came back to the parish again, he would be sent to sea, there to be drowned, or knocked on the head, as the case might be, he evinced so little emotion, that they by common consent pronounced him a hardened young rascal, and ordered Mr.

lad - Junge, Knabe, Bube, Bursche, junger Mann, Stallbursche

Maker - Schöpfer; Macher, Hersteller, Fabrikant

complained - beschwert; sich beschweren, klagen, sich beklagen, meckern

be drowned - ertrinken

knocked - angeklopft; Klopfen

evinced - bewiesen; bekunden, zeigen, zum Vorschein bringen

emotion - Emotionen; Gefühl, Empfindung

consent - zustimmen, einwilligen, Zustimmung, Konsens, Einverständnis

hardened - abgehärtet; härten, verhärten, abhärten

Bumble to remove him forthwith.

remove - entfernen; beseitigen; verdrängen; umziehen

Now, although it was very natural that the board, of all people in the world, should feel in a great state of virtuous astonishment and horror at the smallest tokens of want of feeling on the part of anybody, they were rather out, in this particular instance. The simple fact was, that Oliver, instead of possessing too little feeling, possessed rather too much; and was in a fair way of being reduced, for life, to a state of brutal stupidity and sullenness by the ill usage he had received.

tokens - Wertmarken; Zeichen

possessing - zu besitzen; besitzen, besitzen

possessed - besessen; Schutzpolizeiaufgebote

brutal - brutal

stupidity - Dummheit

sullenness - Mürrischheit; Verdrossenheit, Verdruss, Überdruss

He heard the news of his destination, in perfect silence; and, having had his luggage put into his hand"which was not very difficult to carry, inasmuch as it was all comprised within the limits of a brown paper parcel, about half a foot square by three inches deep"he pulled his cap over his eyes; and once more attaching himself to Mr. Bumble's coat cuff, was led away by that dignitary to a new scene of suffering.

destination - Zielort; Bestimmung; Reiseziel, Bestimmungsort

silence - Stille, Schweigen, zum Schweigen bringen, Ruhe

luggage - Gepäck, Gepäckstück, Reisegepäck, etaphorical

comprised - enthalten; bestehen aus, beinhalten

limits - Begrenzung, Grenze, Obergrenze; begrenzen

parcel - Paket; Parzelle

square - quadratisch; Quadrat; Platz; Feld

attaching - anbringen; Aktentasche, Attache, Aktenkoffer

dignitary - Würdenträger, Würdenträgerin

scene - Szene

suffering - leidend; Leiden; (suffer); leiden; erleiden

For some time, Mr. Bumble drew Oliver along, without notice or remark; for the beadle carried his head very erect, as a beadle always should: and, it being a windy day, little Oliver was completely enshrouded by the skirts of Mr. Bumble's coat as they blew open, and disclosed to great advantage his flapped waistcoat and drab plush knee-breeches.

notice - Bekanntmachung; Benachrichtigung, Mitteilung, Kündigungsfrist

erect - aufrecht; stramm (Haltung), steif; errichten

windy - windig

completely - vollständig, völlig, ganz, vollumfänglich

enshrouded - umhüllt; einhüllen

blew - geblasen; (to blow) blasen, wehen, pusten

disclosed - offengelegt; enthüllen, veröffentlichen, bekanntgeben

advantage - Vorteil; Vorzug

flapped - geflattert; Klappe, klappen

drab - trist (Farbe), eintönig, düster

plush - Plüsch

knee-breeches - (knee-breeches) Kniehose

As they drew near to their destination, however, Mr. Bumble thought it expedient to look down, and see that the boy was in good order for inspection by his new master: which he accordingly did, with a fit and becoming air of gracious patronage.

expedient - zweckmäßig; angebracht, opportun, hilfreich, passend

look down - den Blick senken, herabblicken, herunterschauen

in good order - intakt

inspection - Inspektion, Prüfung

accordingly - dementsprechend; logischerweise

fit - passen; (to be fit) in Form sein

"Oliver!" said Mr. Bumble.

"Yes, sir," replied Oliver, in a low, tremulous voice.

tremulous - zitternd

"Pull that cap off your eyes, and hold up your head, sir."

pull - ziehen

Although Oliver did as he was desired, at once; and passed the back of his unoccupied hand briskly across his eyes, he left a tear in them when he looked up at his conductor. As Mr. Bumble gazed sternly upon him, it rolled down his cheek.

unoccupied - unbesetzt

briskly - zügig; forsch

tear - zerreißen, ich/er/sie/es riss, riß

conductor - Dirigent, Dirigentin, Schaffner, Leiter

sternly - ernsthaft, streng

cheek - Frechheit; Backe, ormal, Stirn, Mick, Pumpenmick

It was followed by another, and another. The child made a strong effort, but it was an unsuccessful one. Withdrawing his other hand from Mr. Bumble's he covered his face with both; and wept until the tears sprung out from between his chin and bony fingers.

effort - Anstrengung, Aufwand

unsuccessful - erfolglos

withdrawing - zurückziehen; annullieren, entziehen, abziehen, ausscheiden

covered - abgedeckt; Deckel, Abdeckung, Deckung, Versteck

wept - geweint; weinen

chin - Kinn

bony - knöchern; grätig; knochig

"Well!" exclaimed Mr. Bumble, stopping short, and darting at his little charge a look of intense malignity. "Well! Of all the ungratefullest, and worst-disposed boys as ever I see, Oliver, you are the""

exclaimed - ausgerufen; ausrufen

darting - Pfeil, Satz

charge - Gebühr; Entgelt; Ladung; Last; Rempeln; beauftragen, belasten

intense - intensiv; hochgradig

malignity - Bosheit, Bösartigkeit

ungratefullest - am undankbarsten

"No, no, sir," sobbed Oliver, clinging to the hand which held the well-known cane; "no, no, sir; I will be good indeed; indeed, indeed I will, sir! I am a very little boy, sir; and it is so"so""

clinging to - anschmiegend

"So what?" inquired Mr. Bumble in amazement.

amazement - Erstaunen; Staunen, Verwunderung

"So lonely, sir! So very lonely!" cried the child. "Everybody hates me. Oh! sir, don't, don't pray be cross to me!" The child beat his hand upon his heart; and looked in his companion's face, with tears of real agony.

lonely - einsam, alleinig, abgeschieden, öde

Cross - Kreuz; Kreuzzeichen; Kreuzung; Cross; Flanke; quer; entgegengesetzt

beat - schlagen; Schlag; jdn. bezwingen

looked in - hereingeschaut

Mr. Bumble regarded Oliver's piteous and helpless look, with some astonishment, for a few seconds; hemmed three or four times in a husky manner; and after muttering something about "that troublesome cough," bade Oliver dry his eyes and be a good boy. Then once more taking his hand, he walked on with him in silence.

regarded - betrachtet; schätzen, betrachten, berücksichtigen

piteous - Mitleid erregend, erbärmlich, herzzerreißend

helpless - hilflos

hemmed - gesäumt; säumen, einfassen, einsäumen, einschließen [Mil.]; Saum

husky - Schlittenhund, kräftig

muttering - Gemurmel; murmeln, brummeln; (mutter) Gemurmel; murmeln

cough - husten; Husten

bade - geboten

dry - trocken; trocknen, abtrocknen

The undertaker, who had just put up the shutters of his shop, was making some entries in his day-book by the light of a most appropriate dismal candle, when Mr. Bumble entered.

shutters - Fensterläden; Verschließender, Verschließer, Fensterladen; q

entries - Einträge; Eintritt, Zutritt, Eingang, Flur, Eintrag, Eintrag

appropriate - angebracht, angemessen, passend, zugewiesen, anpassen, aneignen

candle - Kerze

entered - eingegeben; reingehen, hineingehen, hereingehen, eintreten

"Aha!" said the undertaker; looking up from the book, and pausing in the middle of a word; "is that you, Bumble?"

Aha - aha

Middle - Mittelpunkt; Mitte; Mittel-, mittlere, mittig

"No one else, Mr. Sowerberry," replied the beadle. "Here! I've brought the boy." Oliver made a bow.

"Oh! that's the boy, is it?" said the undertaker: raising the candle above his head, to get a better view of Oliver. "Mrs. Sowerberry, will you have the goodness to come here a moment, my dear?"

Mrs. Sowerberry emerged from a little room behind the shop, and presented the form of a short, thin, squeezed-up woman, with a vixenish countenance.

emerged - aufgetaucht; erscheinen, auftauchen, herauskommen, davonkommen

squeezed - ausgequetscht; drücken, klemmen, pressen, quetschen, quetschen

vixenish - Füchsisch

"My dear," said Mr. Sowerberry, deferentially, "this is the boy from the workhouse that I told you of." Oliver bowed again.

deferentially - ehrerbietig

"Dear me!" said the undertaker's wife, "he's very small."

"Why, he is rather small," replied Mr. Bumble: looking at Oliver as if it were his fault that he was no bigger; "he is small. There's no denying it. But he'll grow, Mrs. Sowerberry"he'll grow."

fault - Fehler; Schuld; Fehler, Charakterschwäche, Verfehlung

denying - leugnen, bestreiten, dementieren

"Ah! I dare say he will," replied the lady pettishly, "on our victuals and our drink. I see no saving in parish children, not I; for they always cost more to keep, than they're worth. However, men always think they know best. There! Get downstairs, little bag o'bones.

dare - sich getrauen, wagen, jemanden herausfordern

pettishly - kleinlich; empfindliche, launisch

bones - Knochen

With this, the undertaker's wife opened a side door, and pushed Oliver down a steep flight of stairs into a stone cell, damp and dark: forming the ante-room to the coal-cellar, and denominated "kitchen"; wherein sat a slatternly girl, in shoes down at heel, and blue worsted stockings very much out of repair.

side door - Seitentür

pushed - geschoben; schieben, drängen, stoßen

steep - steil; einweichen, abschüssig

stairs - Stufe, Treppenstufe, Treppe

cell - Zelle, Speicherzelle

damp - feucht; Feuchtigkeit; ersticken, dämpfen

ante - vor

denominated - denominiert; benennen, bezeichnen

wherein - worin

slatternly - schlampige

down at heel - verwahrlost

worsted - Kammgarn; (worst) (bad) schlimm, verdorben, arg, ungezogen

repair - reparieren, instandsetzen, ausbessern

"Here, Charlotte," said Mr. Sowerberry, who had followed Oliver down, "give this boy some of the cold bits that were put by for Trip. He hasn't come home since the morning, so he may go without 'em. I dare say the boy isn't too dainty to eat 'em"are you, boy?"

Charlotte - Charlotte

bits - Häppchen, Gebiss, Bit, Bissen

He hasn't come - Er ist nicht gekommen.

dainty - Delikatesse; fein, zart, zierlich

Oliver, whose eyes had glistened at the mention of meat, and who was trembling with eagerness to devour it, replied in the negative; and a plateful of coarse broken victuals was set before him.

glistened - glitzerte; glitzern, glänzen, gleißen

eagerness - Ungeduld; Eifer

devour - verschlingen, fressen, herunterschlingen, zerstören

plateful - einen Teller voll; Tellervoll

coarse - grob, grobkörnig, derb, primitiv

I wish some well-fed philosopher, whose meat and drink turn to gall within him; whose blood is ice, whose heart is iron; could have seen Oliver Twist clutching at the dainty viands that the dog had neglected. I wish he could have witnessed the horrible avidity with which Oliver tore the bits asunder with all the ferocity of famine.

gall - Galle

clutching - Umklammern; Vogelgelege; Kupplung (Auto), Gelege

neglected - vernachlässigt; vernachlässigen, verabsäumen, versäumen

horrible - schrecklich, abscheulich, fies, makaber

avidity - Begierde; Avidität

tore - gerissen; (to tear) zerreißen, reißen

asunder - zerreißen

ferocity - Grausamkeit, Wildheit

famine - Hungersnot, Hunger

There is only one thing I should like better; and that would be to see the Philosopher making the same sort of meal himself, with the same relish.

relish - genüsslich; Aroma, Geschmack, Genuß, Qualität

"Well," said the undertaker's wife, when Oliver had finished his supper: which she had regarded in silent horror, and with fearful auguries of his future appetite: "have you done?"

silent - still

fearful - furchtbar; furchtsam, ängstlich, verängstigt

auguries - Vorhersagen; Prophezeiung, Vorzeichen

appetite - Appetit; Begierde, Lust

There being nothing eatable within his reach, Oliver replied in the affirmative.

eatable - essbar

reach - erreichen; erzielen, greifen (nach)

affirmative - Bejaht; affirmativ; affirmativer Satz

"Then come with me," said Mrs. Sowerberry: taking up a dim and dirty lamp, and leading the way upstairs; "your bed's under the counter. You don't mind sleeping among the coffins, I suppose? But it doesn't much matter whether you do or don't, for you can't sleep anywhere else. Come; don't keep me here all night!"

taking up - aufgreifend

dim - schummrig; trüb; dämmerig, dunkel

under the counter - unterm Ladentisch

anywhere - überall, irgendwo

Oliver lingered no longer, but meekly followed his new mistress.

meekly - sanftmütig, unterwürfig

Mistress - Frau, Meisterin, Herrscherin, Mätresse, Liebhaberin, Domina


mingles - mischt sich; vermischen, vermengen, untermischen

associates - Mitarbeiter; Weggefährte, vereinigen

funeral - Bestattung, Beerdigung, Begräbnis

unfavourable - ungünstig

Oliver, being left to himself in the undertaker's shop, set the lamp down on a workman's bench, and gazed timidly about him with a feeling of awe and dread, which many people a good deal older than he will be at no loss to understand. An unfinished coffin on black tressels, which stood in the middle of the shop, looked so gloomy and death-like that a cold tremble came over him, every time his eyes wandered in the direction of the dismal object: from which he almost expected to see some frightful form slowly rear its head, to drive him mad with terror. Against the wall were ranged, in regular array, a long row of elm boards cut in the same shape: looking in the dim light, like high-shouldered ghosts with their hands in their breeches pockets. Coffin-plates, elm-chips, bright-headed nails, and shreds of black cloth, lay scattered on the floor; and the wall behind the counter was ornamented with a lively representation of two mutes in very stiff neckcloths, on duty at a large private door, with a hearse drawn by four black steeds, approaching in the distance.

workman - Handwerker; Arbeiter

Bench - Bank, Sitzbank, Richter

timidly - ängstlich, schüchtern, scheu

awe - Ehrfurcht; Staunen; einschüchtern

dread - schaudern, grauen, gruseln, grausen

Loss - Verlust, Ausfall; Kursverlust

unfinished - unvollendet

wandered - gewandert; umherstreifen, umherstreichen, herumziehen, stromern

almost - fast, beinahe, so gut wie

frightful - schrecklich

rear - hinten; Hinter.., hinterster, Heck, Rück..

mad - wahnsinnig, verrückt, toll, irre

terror - Schrecken, Grauen, schreckliche Furcht, Terror

array - Bekleidung, Tracht, Arrangement; Feld; Übersicht, Anzahl, Fülle

Row - Rudern; Reihe, Zeile

elm - Ulme

shape - Zustand, Form, Gestalt, Form

looking in - hereinschauend

dim light - Funzel (ugs.), Abblendlicht

shouldered - geschultert; schultern

ghosts - Gespenst

breeches - Reithosen; Schwanzschraube

pockets - Taschen; Tasche

plates - Teller; Platte (Druckplatte); Lagerplatte, Lochstein (Uhr)

chips - Fritten (ugs.), Pommes (ugs.); Abfall (Späne)

bright - fröhlich, aufgeweckt, leuchtend, klar, hell

nails - Nägel; nageln (derb. koitieren); annageln, Nagel, nageln

shreds - Schnipsel; Schrot; Schnitzel, Stückchen; fetzen, zerfetzen

scattered - verstreut; zerstreuen, zerstreuen, streuen, verstreuen

counter - Zähler, Ladentisch; kontern

ornamented - verziert; Verzierung, musikalische Verzierung

representation - Vertretung; Repräsentation, Abzeichen, Darstellung

mutes - Dämpfer; sprachlos; abdämpfen, dämpfen

stiff - steif, starr, Steifer, Zechpreller, prellen, abspeisen

on duty - i.D. im Dienst, v.D. vom Dienst, diensthabend

private - privat; privat

hearse - Leichenwagen

steeds - Rösser; erman: Ross (see also Stute )

The shop was close and hot. The atmosphere seemed tainted with the smell of coffins. The recess beneath the counter in which his flock mattress was thrust, looked like a grave.

atmosphere - Atmosphäre

seemed - schien; scheinen, dünken

tainted - verunreinigt; verderben

smell - Geruch; Geruchssinn, Riechen, stinken

recess - Pause; Vertiefung, Winkel, Aushöhlung

beneath - unter

grave - Grab; feierlich, Gruft, massiv, würdig, ernst

Nor were these the only dismal feelings which depressed Oliver. He was alone in a strange place; and we all know how chilled and desolate the best of us will sometimes feel in such a situation. The boy had no friends to care for, or to care for him. The regret of no recent separation was fresh in his mind; the absence of no loved and well-remembered face sank heavily into his heart.

depressed - deprimiert; deprimieren

strange - seltsam, sonderbar, komisch, verwunderlich, fremd, ausländisch

chilled - gekühlt; Mutlosigkeit, Frostgefühl

desolate - verzweifelt; verlassen; verlassen

separation - Trennung

fresh - kess (frech), frisch, frech, pampig (ugs.)

heavily - schwerlich, stark

But his heart was heavy, notwithstanding; and he wished, as he crept into his narrow bed, that that were his coffin, and that he could be lain in a calm and lasting sleep in the churchyard ground, with the tall grass waving gently above his head, and the sound of the old deep bell to soothe him in his sleep.

heavy - heftig, schwer, stark (Regen)

crept - gekrochen; kriechen, schleichen, schleichen, kriechen, Kriechen

narrow - eng, schmal, knapp

lain - (lie down) sich hinlegen

lasting - nachhaltig, anhaltend, dauerhaft, bleibend; (last) nachhaltig

churchyard - Kirchhof; Friedhof

ground - Masse (elektrisch); Erdboden, Grund, Boden

grass - Gras; Rasen; Spitzel; verpfeifen

gently - sanft

bell - Klingel, Schelle, Glocke

soothe - beruhigen, Wogen glätten, mildern, besänftigen

Oliver was awakened in the morning, by a loud kicking at the outside of the shop-door: which, before he could huddle on his clothes, was repeated, in an angry and impetuous manner, about twenty-five times. When he began to undo the chain, the legs desisted, and a voice began.

awakened - geweckt; aufwecken, wecken, aufwachen, erwachen, wach werden

kicking - treten, (Pferd) ausschlagen; Stoß

huddle - Kuscheln; wirrer Haufen

impetuous - ungestüm

chain - Kette; anketten

desisted - aufgegeben; aufhören

"Open the door, will yer?" cried the voice which belonged to the legs which had kicked at the door.

belonged - gehörte; zugehören; gehören (zu)

"I will, directly, sir," replied Oliver: undoing the chain, and turning the key.

undoing - Verderben; Annullieren

"I suppose yer the new boy, ain't yer?" said the voice through the key-hole.

"Yes, sir," replied Oliver.

"How old are yer?" inquired the voice.

"Ten, sir," replied Oliver.

"Then I'll whop yer when I get in," said the voice; "you just see if I don't, that's all, my work'us brat!" and having made this obliging promise, the voice began to whistle.

brat - Göre; Range

obliging - zuvorkommend; verpflichten, einen Gefallen tun

promise - Versprechen

whistle - Pfeife, Trillerpfeife, Flöte, Pfeifen, Pfiff

Oliver had been too often subjected to the process to which the very expressive monosyllable just recorded bears reference, to entertain the smallest doubt that the owner of the voice, whoever he might be, would redeem his pledge, most honourably. He drew back the bolts with a trembling hand, and opened the door.

expressive - ausdrucksvoll, ausdrucksstark

monosyllable - einsilbig; Einsilbler, Einsilber, Monosyllabum

recorded - aufgenommen; protokollieren, erfassen, aufzeichnen

bears - Bären; (to bear) ertragen, aushalten

entertain - jdn. zu Gast haben;bewirten, unterhalten

Whoever - wer immer, wer auch immer

redeem - zurückkaufen; loslösen, freikaufen, befreien, einlösen

pledge - zusichern, versprechen, geloben, zusagen, verpfänden, Gelöbnis

honourably - ehrenhaft

bolts - Riegel, Ballen, Blitz, Bolzen; durchgehen (Pferd), sausen

"I beg your pardon, sir," said Oliver at length: seeing that no other visitor made his appearance; "did you knock?"

appearance - Erscheinen, Auftritt, Aussehen

"I kicked," replied the charity-boy.

charity - Nächstenliebe; Wohltätigkeit; Wohltätigkeitsorganisation

"Did you want a coffin, sir?" inquired Oliver, innocently.

At this, the charity-boy looked monstrous fierce; and said that Oliver would want one before long, if he cut jokes with his superiors in that way.

monstrous - ungeheuerlich, monströs, grotesk, monsterhaft, monsterartig

before long - in kurzem

jokes - Witz, Scherz, Streich, Witz, Spaß, Witz, scherzen, Witze machen

superiors - Vorgesetzten; überlegen, höher, höherstehend, übergeordnet

"Yer don't know who I am, I suppose, Work'us?" said the charity-boy, in continuation: descending from the top of the post, meanwhile, with edifying gravity.

continuation - Fortsetzung

descending from - hergestammt

edifying - erbaulich; bestärken, erbauen, edifizieren

gravity - Bedenklichkeit, Ernst, Erdanziehung, Gravitation, Schwerkraft

"No, sir," rejoined Oliver.

"I'm Mister Noah Claypole," said the charity-boy, "and you're under me. take down the shutters, yer idle young ruffian!" With this, Mr. Claypole administered a kick to Oliver, and entered the shop with a dignified air, which did him great credit.

mister - Hr. Herr(n); Herr

take down - herunternehmen, abnehmen, aufschreiben

idle - träge, nicht in Betrieb, faul, nutzlos, untätig; faulenzen

ruffian - Grobian; Raubein

administered - verwaltet; darreichen, verabreichen, verwalten, administrieren

credit - Kredit; annehmen, für bare Münze nehmen, gutschreiben

It is difficult for a large-headed, small-eyed youth, of lumbering make and heavy countenance, to look dignified under any circumstances; but it is more especially so, when superadded to these personal attractions are a red nose and yellow smalls.

lumbering - schwerfällig; (lumber) Gerümpel, Nutzholz

attractions - Attraktionen; Anziehung, Anziehungskraft, Reiz, Liebreiz

Oliver, having taken down the shutters, and broken a pane of glass in his effort to stagger away beneath the weight of the first one to a small court at the side of the house in which they were kept during the day, was graciously assisted by Noah: who having consoled him with the assurance that "he'd catch it," condescended to help him.

taken down - abgehängt

pane - Scheibe, Fensterscheibe

stagger - taumeln; Staffelung; abstufen, staffeln, wanken; (stag); Hirsch

weight - Gewicht; beschweren, gewichten

Court - Hof, Hofstaat, Gericht, Gerichtshof, Platz, werben

graciously - gütige, gnädig

consoled - getröstet; trösten (mit), vertrösten; Bedienungsfeld, Gerät

assurance - Sicherheit; Zusicherung, Versicherung, Zusage, Beteuerung

catch - Fang; Haken; fangen; einfangen; verstehen, begreifen, bekommen

condescended to - geruhtest

Mr. Sowerberry came down soon after. Shortly afterwards, Mrs. Sowerberry appeared. Oliver having "caught it," in fulfilment of Noah's prediction, followed that young gentleman down the stairs to breakfast.

shortly - in Kürze; bald

fulfilment - Erfüllung

"come near the fire, Noah," said Charlotte. "I saved a nice little bit of bacon for you from master's breakfast. Oliver, shut that door at Mister Noah's back, and take them bits that I've put out on the cover of the bread-pan. There's your tea; take it away to that box, and drink it there, and Make haste, for they'll want you to mind the shop. D'ye hear?"

come near - herangekommen

saved - gerettet; retten, erretten, sichern, speichern, sparen

bacon - Speck

cover - Versicherungsdeckung ;überdecken;bespannen (mit Stoff ...), decken, überziehen;Ăśberzug , Umschlag , Hülle , Titel

pan - Pfanne, Tiegel

Make haste - Beeil dich!

ye - ja; euch, ihr, dir, du

"D'ye hear, Work'us?" said Noah Claypole.

"Lor, Noah!" said Charlotte, "what a rum creature you are! Why don't you let the boy alone?"

rum - Rum

creature - Wesen, Lebewesen, Fabelwesen

"Let him alone!" said Noah. "Why everybody lets him alone enough, for the matter of that. Neither his father nor his mother will ever interfere with him. All his relations let him have his own way pretty well. Eh, Charlotte? He! he! he!"

neither - weder; weder X noch Y; keiner, keines

interfere - eingreifen, einmischen

relations - Beziehungen; Beziehung, Relation, Relation, Verwandter

eh - oder

"Oh, you queer soul!" said Charlotte, bursting into a hearty laugh, in which she was joined by Noah; after which they both looked scornfully at poor Oliver Twist, as he sat shivering on the box in the coldest corner of the room, and ate the stale pieces which had been specially reserved for him.

queer - seltsam; unwohl; schwul, lesbisch, queer, Queers, Homosexueller

soul - Inbrunst, Seele, Gefühl, Herz

bursting - platzen, zerplatzen, bersten, sprengen, Bersten

hearty - herzlich, herzhaft, deftig

scornfully - verächtlich; verachtend

shivering - Frösteln; schlotternde, schlotternd

stale - fad, abgestanden, altbacken

specially - speziell

reserved - Reservieren

Noah was a charity-boy, but not a workhouse orphan. No chance-child was he, for he could trace his genealogy all the way back to his parents, who lived hard by; his mother being a washerwoman, and his father a drunken soldier, discharged with a wooden leg, and a diurnal pension of twopence-halfpenny and an unstateable fraction. The shop-boys in the neighbourhood had long been in the habit of branding Noah in the public streets, with the ignominious epithets of "leathers," "charity," and the like; and Noah had bourne them without reply. But, now that fortune had cast in his way a nameless orphan, at whom even the meanest could point the finger of scorn, he retorted on him with interest.

chance - riskieren, zufällig geschehen; Chance, Zufall, Gelegenheit

trace - verfolgen; Zeichen, Spur

genealogy - Abstammung; Ahnentafel; Ahnenforschung, Genealogie

washerwoman - Wäscherin, Waschfrau

drunken - betrunken, trunken

soldier - Soldat, Soldatin, Kämpfer

discharged - entladen, entlassen, entlassen, entladen, Ablauf, Befreiung

wooden - hölzern, Holz-

diurnal - tagesaktiv; tagaktiv; täglich

pension - Rente; Pension; in den Ruhestand versetzen

Twopence - zwei Pence

unstateable - unbestimmbar

fraction - Fraktion; Bruchteil; Bruch

in the neighbourhood - in der Nachbarschaft

habit - Gepflogenheit, Angewohnheit

branding - Brandzeichen

ignominious - schändlich

epithets - Epitheta; Beiwort

leathers - Leder

nameless - namenlos

finger - fingern

scorn - verachten; verschmähen; verspotten; Verachtung

retorted - erwiderte; Retorte; erwidern (scharf)

This affords charming food for contemplation. It shows us what a beautiful thing human nature may be made to be; and how impartially the same amiable qualities are developed in the finest lord and the dirtiest charity-boy.

affords - bietet; leisten

charming - charmant; (charm); charmant

contemplation - Kontemplation; Betrachtung; Meditation; Erwarten

impartially - unvoreingenommen

amiable - liebenswürdig, liebenswert, gutmütig

qualities - Eigenschaften; Qualität, Qualität, Eigenschaft, Qualität

developed - entwickelt; entwickeln, entwickeln, entwickeln, entwickeln

Lord - Gebieter; Herr; herrschen

Oliver had been sojourning at the undertaker's some three weeks or a month. Mr. and Mrs. Sowerberry"the shop being shut up"were taking their supper in the little back-parlour, when Mr. Sowerberry, after several deferential glances at his wife, said,

sojourning - aufenthalt; aufhaltend; (sojourn); Aufenthalt; Unterkunft

several - mehrere, einige, verschiedene, checkeinige

deferential - ehrerbietig

glances - blicken, Blick, Streifblick, Glanz, Steinkohle

"My dear"" He was going to say more; but, Mrs. Sowerberry looking up, with a peculiarly unpropitious aspect, he stopped short.

peculiarly - eigentümlich

unpropitious - unvorteilhaft

"Well," said Mrs. Sowerberry, sharply.

"Nothing, my dear, nothing," said Mr. Sowerberry.

"Ugh, you brute!" said Mrs. Sowerberry.

Ugh - igitt, pfui

brute - Tier, brutaler Kerl, brutal, Vieh

"Not at all, my dear," said Mr. Sowerberry humbly. "I thought you didn't want to hear, my dear. I was only going to say""

humbly - demütig

"Oh, don't tell me what you were going to say," interposed Mrs. Sowerberry. "I am nobody; don't consult me, pray. I don't want to intrude upon your secrets." As Mrs. Sowerberry said this, she gave an hysterical laugh, which threatened violent consequences.

consult - Rat halten; beraten, beratschlagen, um Rat fragen

intrude - eindringen, stören, eindrängen

secrets - Geheimnisse; Geheimnis

hysterical - hysterisch

threatened - bedroht; drohen, bedrohen, bedrohen, androhen

consequences - Folgen; Konsequenz, Folge, Konsequenz, Folge, Konsequenz

"But, my dear," said Sowerberry, "I want to ask your advice."

"No, no, Don't ask mine," replied Mrs. Sowerberry, in an affecting manner: "ask somebody else's." Here, there was another hysterical laugh, which frightened Mr. Sowerberry very much. This is a very common and much-approved matrimonial course of treatment, which is often very effective.

Don't ask - Frag lieber nicht!

mine - mein, meiner

affecting - beeinflussen; beeinträchtigen, eine Vorliebe haben für, bewohnen

approved - genehmigt; billigen, genehmigen, zusagen

matrimonial - ehelich

treatment - Behandeln, Behandlung, Umgang

effective - wirksam, effektiv, wirkungsvoll, in Kraft

It at once reduced Mr. Sowerberry to begging, as a special favour, to be allowed to say what Mrs. Sowerberry was most curious to hear. After a short duration, the permission was most graciously conceded.

begging - bittend, bettelnd; (beg) bittend, bettelnd

favour - Gefallen; begünstigen, bevorzugen

most curious - neugierigste, kurioseste

duration - Dauer

permission - Erlaubnis, Gestattung, Genehmigung

conceded - zugestanden; zugeben, zugestehen, einräumen, zugestehen

"It's only about young Twist, my dear," said Mr. Sowerberry. "A very good-looking boy, that, my dear."

"He need be, for he eats enough," observed the lady.

"There's an expression of melancholy in his face, my dear," resumed Mr. Sowerberry, "which is very interesting. He would make a delightful mute, my love."

melancholy - Melancholie, Schwermut, Wehmut

delightful - reizvoll, entzückend, angenehm

mute - stumm; sprachlos; abdämpfen, dämpfen

Mrs. Sowerberry looked up with an expression of considerable wonderment. Mr. Sowerberry remarked it and, without allowing time for any observation on the good lady's part, proceeded.

wonderment - Verwunderung

remarked - bemerkt; bemerken; Anmerkung, Bemerkung

allowing - erlauben, zulassen, akzeptieren, erlauben, zulassen, erlauben

observation - Beobachtung; Bemerkung

"I don't mean a regular mute to attend grown-up people, my dear, but only for children's practice. It would be very new to have a mute in proportion, my dear. You may depend upon it, it would have a superb effect."

proportion - Verhältnis; Teil, Proportion, Anteil

Depend - abhängen, ankommen

superb - großartig, superb

Mrs. Sowerberry, who had a good deal of taste in the undertaking way, was much struck by the novelty of this idea; but, as it would have been compromising her dignity to have said so, under existing circumstances, she merely inquired, with much sharpness, why such an obvious suggestion had not presented itself to her husband's mind before?

taste - Geschmack, Schmecken, kosten, probieren

undertaking - Unternehmung; Unternehmen; (undertake); unternehmen, ausführen

struck - angeschlagen; streichen, schlagen, prägen, streiken, scheinen

novelty - Neuheit, Neuartigkeit, neues Produkt, Krimskrams

compromising - kompromittierend; Kompromiss, Ausgleich, sich einigen

existing - bestehen, existieren

merely - bloß, lediglich, nur, schier

sharpness - Schärfe; Schärfe, Bildschärfe

obvious - offensichtlich; selbstverständlich; deutlich; überdeutlich; offenbar; q

suggestion - Anregung; Vorschlag; Suggestion

Mr. Sowerberry rightly construed this, as an acquiescence in his proposition; it was speedily determined, therefore, that Oliver should be at once initiated into the mysteries of the trade; and, with this view, that he should accompany his master on the very next occasion of his services being required.

rightly - zurecht, zu Recht, richtig

construed - interpretiert; Übersetzung, Interpretation, Auslegung, Deutung

acquiescence - Duldung, Einwilligung, Einverständnis, Fügung

therefore - deswegen, deshalb, darum, also (folglich), daher

initiated - Eingeweihter, Eingeweihte, Initiierter, Initiierte

mysteries - Geheimnisse; Geheimnis

accompany - begleiten, geleiten, beiliegen

Occasion - Gelegenheit; Anlass

services - Dienstleistungen; warten; Bedienung, Dienstleistung, Betrieb

required - erforderlich; erfordern, brauchen, benötigen

The occasion was not long in coming. Half an hour after breakfast next morning, Mr. Bumble entered the shop; and supporting his cane against the counter, drew forth his large leathern pocket-book: from which he selected a small scrap of paper, which he handed over to Sowerberry.

supporting - stützend, abstützend, unterstützend; (support) stützend

forth - weiter; heraus, hervor

selected - ausgewählt; auswählen

scrap - ausrangieren; Abfallholz, Teil, Schrott

"Aha!" said the undertaker, glancing over it with a lively countenance; "an order for a coffin, eh?"

"For a coffin first, and a porochial funeral afterwards," replied Mr. Bumble, fastening the strap of the leathern pocket-book: which, like himself, was very corpulent.

fastening - Befestigung; befestigend, anbindend; (fasten); befestigen

strap - Gurt; Riemen; Streichriemen; Achselklappe, Schulterklappe

corpulent - korpulent

"Bayton," said the undertaker, looking from the scrap of paper to Mr. Bumble. "I never heard the name before."

Bumble shook his head, as he replied, "Obstinate people, Mr. Sowerberry; very obstinate. Proud, too, I'm afraid, sir."

obstinate - hartnäckig, starrköpfig, stur, widerspenstig, widerborstig

proud - stolz, prahlerisch

I'm afraid - leider, ich bedaure, ich fürchte

"Proud, eh?" exclaimed Mr. Sowerberry with a sneer. "Come, that's too much."

sneer - spotten; Spott; grinsen, spötteln

"Oh, it's sickening," replied the beadle. "Antimonial, Mr. Sowerberry!"

sickening - ekelhaft, widerlich, abscheulich

"So it is," acquiesced the undertaker.

"We only heard of the family the night before last," said the beadle; "and we shouldn't have known anything about them, then, only a woman who lodges in the same house made an application to the porochial committee for them to send the porochial surgeon to see a woman as was very bad. He had gone out to dinner; but his 'prentice (which is a very clever lad) sent 'em some medicine in a blacking-bottle, offhand."

shouldn - sollte

lodges - Hütten; Lodge, Loge, Loge, Biberburg, feststecken, festklemmen

application - Anwendung; Anwendung, Applikation, App, Antrag, Bewerbung

committee - Komitee, Ausschuß, Kommission

gone out - ausgegangen

clever - geschickt; clever, ausgekocht, patent, klug, gescheit

Medicine - Medizin; Heilkunst, Heilkunde, Arznei

offhand - aus dem Stegreif; schluderig, unüberlegt, spontan, unbesonnen

"Ah, there's promptness," said the undertaker.

promptness - Schnelligkeit, Promptheit, Pünktlichkeit

"Promptness, indeed!" replied the beadle. "But what's the consequence; what's the ungrateful behaviour of these rebels, sir? Why, the husband sends back word that the medicine won't suit his wife's complaint, and so she shan't take it"says she shan't take it, sir!

ungrateful - undankbar

behaviour - Verhalten, Benehmen, Betragen; Fahrverhalten

rebels - Rebellen; Rebell; auflehnen, aufbäumen

complaint - Beschwerde; Klage, Anzeige, Monierung, Reklamation

Good, strong, wholesome medicine, as was given with great success to two Irish labourers and a coal-heaver, only a week before"sent 'em for nothing, with a blackin'-bottle in,"and he sends back word that she shan't take it, sir!"

wholesome - gesund, heilsam, gesundheitsfördernd, gesundheitsförderlich

Irish - Irisch

labourers - Arbeitskräfte; Arbeiter

heaver - heavier

blackin - Schwärzen

As the atrocity presented itself to Mr. Bumble's mind in full force, he struck the counter sharply with his cane, and became flushed with indignation.

atrocity - Grausamkeit, Gräueltat, Abscheulichkeit, Barbarei

force - Kraft; zwingen, forcieren, erzwingen; Stärke, Macht, Einfluss

flushed - gespült; Wasserspülung, Wallung, Schwall; spülen

"Well," said the undertaker, "I ne"ver"did""

ne - NO Nordost(en)

"Never did, sir!" ejaculated the beadle. "No, nor nobody never did; but now she's dead, we've got to bury her; and that's the direction; and the sooner it's done, the better."

ejaculated - ejakuliert; ejakulieren, ejakulieren, Ejakulat

bury - vergraben, verbergen, begraben

Thus saying, Mr. Bumble put on his cocked hat wrong side first, in a fever of parochial excitement; and flounced out of the shop.

thus - also; auf diese Weise, so, demnach, folglich, dieses

fever - Fieber, Temperaturerhöhung

flounced - gezappelt; stolzieren

"Why, he was so angry, Oliver, that he forgot even to ask after you!" said Mr. Sowerberry, looking after the beadle as he strode down the street.

looking after - betreuend

strode - schritt; schreiten

"Yes, sir," replied Oliver, who had carefully kept himself out of sight, during the interview; and who was shaking from head to foot at the mere recollection of the sound of Mr. Bumble's voice. He needn't have taken the trouble to shrink from Mr.

carefully - sorgfältig; vorsichtig

mere - einfach; nur, schier, bloß

trouble - Probleme; Ärger; Schwierigkeit; Anstrengung, Bemühung, Mühe

shrink - Psychiater; schrumpfen, abnehmen, drücken

Bumble's glance, however; for that functionary, on whom the prediction of the gentleman in the white waistcoat had made a very strong impression, thought that now the undertaker had got Oliver upon trial the subject was better avoided, until such time as he should be firmly bound for seven years, and all danger of his being returned upon the hands of the parish should be thus effectually and legally overcome.

glance - blicken; Blick, Streifblick, Glanz, Steinkohle

functionary - Funktionär, Funktionärin

impression - Abdruck; Eindruck, Impression, Werbeeinblendung

avoided - vermieden; ausweichen, meiden, fernbleiben, vermeiden

danger - Gefahr, Risiko, Bedrohung; (dang); Gefahr, Risiko, Bedrohung

legally - legal

overcome - überwunden; überwinden

"Well," said Mr. Sowerberry, taking up his hat, "the sooner this job is done, the better. Noah, look after the shop. Oliver, put on your cap, and come with me." Oliver obeyed, and followed his master on his professional mission.

look after - aufpassen, sich bemühen, pfleglich behandeln

obeyed - gehorcht; gehorchen, befolgen

They walked on, for some time, through the most crowded and densely inhabited part of the town; and then, striking down a narrow street more dirty and miserable than any they had yet passed through, paused to look for the house which was the object of their search. The houses on either side were high and large, but very old, and tenanted by people of the poorest class: as their neglected appearance would have sufficiently denoted, without the concurrent testimony afforded by the squalid looks of the few men and women who, with folded arms and bodies half doubled, occasionally skulked along. A great many of the tenements had shop-fronts; but these were fast closed, and mouldering away; only the upper rooms being inhabited.

crowded - überfüllt; Menschenmenge, Masse

densely - dichte, dicht

inhabited - bewohnt; bewohnen

striking - auffällig; (strike); streichen; schlagen; prägen; streiken; scheinen; die Fahne streichen; Strike; Streik; Schlag

passed through - durchgelaufen

tenanted - gemietet; Pächter, Mieter

sufficiently - ausreichend; hinreichend, genügend, zureichende

denoted - bezeichnet; markieren, kennzeichnen, bezeichnen, anzeigen

concurrent - konkurrierend; gleichzeitig; zeitgenössisch; parallel

afforded - gewährt wird; leisten

squalid - verwahrlost; schmutzig, armselig

folded - falten, zusammenlegen, verschränken (Arme); Falte, gefaltete

doubled - verdoppelt; doppelt, doppelt, doppel-, doppellagig, zweilagig

skulked - herumgeschlichen; sich verstecken

tenements - Mietskasernen; Mietskaserne, Wohnungsblock; q

mouldering - verrotten; zerfallen; Gießer

Some houses which had become insecure from age and decay, were prevented from falling into the street, by huge beams of wood reared against the walls, and firmly planted in the road; but even these crazy dens seemed to have been selected as the nightly haunts of some houseless wretches, for many of the rough boards which supplied the place of door and window, were wrenched from their positions, to afford an aperture wide enough for the passage of a human body. The kennel was stagnant and filthy. The very rats, which here and there lay putrefying in its rottenness, were hideous with famine.

insecure - unsicher

decay - Verfall, Verwesung, Fäulnis, verfallen, verderben, faulen

huge - riesig

beams - Balken, Balken, Breite, Pflugbaum, Grindel, Strahl, Balken

wood - Holz

reared - aufgezogen; Hinter.., hinterster, Heck, Rück..

crazy - verrückt

dens - Höhlen; (den) Höhlen

nightly - jede Nacht; nächtlich

haunts - Geister; spuken, verfolgen, Treffpunkt

houseless - obdachlos

supplied - geliefert; Stellvertretung, Versorgung, Vorrat; liefern

wrenched - verrenkt; reißen

positions - Positionen; Stellung, Position, Position, Arbeitsplatz, Stelle

afford - leisten

aperture - Öffnung; Blende; Blendenzahl

passage - Durchfahrt, Ăśbergang, Gang

kennel - Gosse, Zwinger, Hundezwinger

stagnant - stagniert; abgestanden; stagnierend

filthy - dreckig, verdreckt, versifft, schmutzig, widerlich

rats - Ratten; Ratte

putrefying - Fäulnis; verfaulen lassen

rottenness - Fäulnis

hideous - scheußlich; abscheulich

There was neither knocker nor bell-handle at the open door where Oliver and his master stopped; so, groping his way cautiously through the dark passage, and bidding Oliver keep close to him and not be afraid the undertaker mounted to the top of the first flight of stairs. Stumbling against a door on the landing, he rapped at it with his knuckles.

knocker - Klopfer

handle - handhaben; Henkel, Hantel, Griff, Türklinke; abarbeiten

groping - Fummeln; tasten, tappen, herumtasten, begrapschen, grapschen

cautiously - behutsam; vorsichtig

mounted - montiert; Reittier, Berg, Lafette (Waffe); einbauen, aufsteigen

stumbling - Stolpern

rapped - gerappt; pochen, schlagen; Geplapper

knuckles - Fingerknöchel

It was opened by a young girl of thirteen or fourteen. The undertaker at once saw enough of what the room contained, to know it was the apartment to which he had been directed. He stepped in; Oliver followed him.

contained - enthalten

directed - gerichtet; direkt, unmittelbar, beaufsichtigen, inszenieren

stepped - getreten; Steppe, Steppe

There was no fire in the room; but a man was crouching, mechanically, over the empty stove. An old woman, too, had drawn a low stool to the cold hearth, and was sitting beside him.

mechanically - mechanisch

empty - leer; leeren, entleeren, ausleeren, leer machen

stove - einschlagen, Küchenherd, abwehren

stool - Stuhl, Kot, Hocker

hearth - Feuerstelle, Herdboden, Grund, Kaminboden

There were some ragged children in another corner; and in a small recess, opposite the door, there lay upon the ground, something covered with an old blanket. Oliver shuddered as he cast his eyes toward the place, and crept involuntarily closer to his master; for though it was covered up, the boy felt that it was a corpse.

ragged - zottig, dilettantisch, struppig, zerlumpt; (rag) zottig

toward - zu, in Richtung, nach, auf

involuntarily - unfreiwillig

covered up - zugedeckt

corpse - Leiche, Leichnam

The man's face was thin and very pale; his hair and beard were grizzly; his eyes were bloodshot. The old woman's face was wrinkled; her two remaining teeth protruded over her under lip; and her eyes were bright and piercing. Oliver was afraid to look at either her or the man. They seemed so like the rats he had seen outside.

beard - Bart; Alibifreundin

grizzly - Graubär, gräulich

bloodshot - blutunterlaufen

wrinkled - zerknittert; sich runzeln, runzlig (runzelig) werden, knittern

remaining - Überrest (2), de

protruded - hervortreten; herausragen, hervorragen, herausstehen, vorstehen

lip - Lippe; Auslauf, Überlauf, Schnaupe, Ansatz

piercing - Piercing; durchdringend, stechend, beißend

"Nobody shall go near her," said the man, starting fiercely up, as the undertaker approached the recess. "Keep back! damn you, keep back, if you've a life to lose!"

fiercely - heftig, wütend

approached - angesprochen; sich nähern, nahekommen, ähnlich sein

damn - Verdammt!;tadeln, verurteilen, verdammen, verfluchen

"Nonsense, my good man," said the undertaker, who was pretty well used to misery in all its shapes. "Nonsense!"

shapes - Zustand, Form, Form, Form, Gestalt, Form

"I tell you," said the man: clenching his hands, and stamping furiously on the floor,""I tell you I won't have her put into the ground. She couldn't rest there. The worms would worry her"not eat her"she is so worn away."

clenching - zusammenpressen; ballen

stamping - Stempeln; stampfen; (stamp); Stempel; stempeln; freimachen

furiously - wütend, heftig

worms - Wurm, elender Wurm

worry - besorgt sein, sich Sorgen machen, besorgen, Sorge

The undertaker offered no reply to this raving; but producing a tape from his pocket, knelt down for a moment by the side of the body.

raving - (rave) wüten, toben, rasen; (rave) (rave) wüten, toben, rasen

tape - Band; tapen

knelt - kniete; knien

"Ah!" said the man: bursting into tears, and sinking on his knees at the feet of the dead woman; "kneel down, kneel down"kneel round her, every one of you, and mark my words! I say she was starved to death. I never knew how bad she was, till the fever came upon her; and then her bones were starting through the skin. There was neither fire nor candle; she died in the dark"in the dark! She couldn't even see her children's faces, though we heard her gasping out their names.

sinking - sinken; Untergang; (sink); sinken; senken, versenken, Spüle

kneel - knien

mark - Markus

skin - Haut, tHäutchen, Design, Fell

I begged for her in the streets: and they sent me to prison. When I came back, she was dying; and all the blood in my heart has dried up, for they starved her to death. I swear it before the God that saw it! They starved her!" He twined his hands in his hair; and, with a loud scream, rolled grovelling upon the floor: his eyes fixed, and the foam covering his lips.

begged - gebettelt; Männchen machen; etwas erbitten (von jemandem); bitten (um)

prison - Gefängnis, Knast, Haft, Gefangenschaft

dried up - ausgedorrt

swear - schwören

God - Gott

twined - gezwirnt; zwirnen; Faden

scream - Schrei; schreien

foam - Schaum; Schaumgummi; schäumen

The terrified children cried bitterly; but the old woman, who had hitherto remained as quiet as if she had been wholly deaf to all that passed, menaced them into silence. Having unloosened the cravat of the man who still remained extended on the ground, she tottered towards the undertaker.

wholly - ganz

deaf - taub, gehörlos, die gehörlos

menaced - bedroht; Landplage, androhen

unloosened - gelockert; losmachenden

cravat - Krawatte

extended - erweitert; erweitern, ausdehnen, erweitern, ausdehnen, ausweiten

tottered - getorkelt; schwanken, taumeln, torkeln, Schwanken

"She was my daughter," said the old woman, nodding her head in the direction of the corpse; and speaking with an idiotic leer, more ghastly than even the presence of death in such a place. "Lord, Lord! Well, it is strange that I who gave birth to her, and was a woman then, should be alive and merry now, and she lying there: so cold and stiff! Lord, Lord!"to think of it; it's as good as a play"as good as a play!"

nodding - schlafend, nickend; (nod); nicken; einnicken; Kopfnicken

idiotic - idiotisch, blöd

ghastly - geisterhaft; grässlich, gespenstisch, haarsträubend

merry - fröhlich, heiter

as good as a play - äußerst amüsant

As the wretched creature mumbled and chuckled in her hideous merriment, the undertaker turned to go away.

mumbled - gemurmelt; murmeln, nuscheln, mümmeln, Murmeln

chuckled - gekichert; leises Lachen, Glucksen, glucken (Henne); glucksen

merriment - Heiterkeit; Überschwang, Freude, Spaß

"Stop, stop!" said the old woman in a loud whisper. "Will she be buried to-morrow, or next day, or to-night? I laid her out; and I must walk, you know. Send me a large cloak: a good warm one: for it is bitter cold. We should have cake and wine, too, before we go!

whisper - Geflüster, Flüstern, Wispern

buried - vergraben, verbergen, begraben

laid - gelegt; richten (Tisch)

cloak - Umhang, Pelerine, Deckmantel, verhüllen

Bitter - herb, rau, bitter

Never mind; send some bread"only a loaf of bread and a cup of water. Shall we have some bread, dear?" she said eagerly: catching at the undertaker's coat, as he once more moved towards the door.

loaf - Laib; herumlungern, Zeit verschwenden, trödeln

eagerly - eifrig

"Yes, yes," said the undertaker, "of course. Anything you like!" He disengaged himself from the old woman's grasp; and, drawing Oliver after him, hurried away.

disengaged - losgelöst; ausklinken, aushaken, entkuppeln

grasp - greifen, erfassen, begreifen, verstehen, Griff, Verständnis

The next day, (the family having been meanwhile relieved with a half-quartern loaf and a piece of cheese, left with them by Mr. Bumble himself,) Oliver and his master returned to the miserable abode; where Mr. Bumble had already arrived, accompanied by four men from the workhouse, who were to act as bearers.

relieved - Erleichtert; erleichtern, lindern, entlasten, ablösen

abode - Aufenthalt, bleiben, Wohnsitz

act - handeln; Handlung, Tat, Akt, Gesetz, Akte, Spiel

bearers - Trägern; Träger, Trägerin, Inhaber, Inhaberin, Träger, Trägerin

An old black cloak had been thrown over the rags of the old woman and the man; and the bare coffin having been screwed down, was hoisted on the shoulders of the bearers, and carried into the street.

thrown over - übergeworfen

rags - Fummel, Lumpen, Putzlappen, Unfug

screwed down - zugeschraubt

hoisted - hochgezogen; hochziehen, hissen, Hebezeug

shoulders - schultern

"Now, you must put your best leg foremost, old lady!" whispered Sowerberry in the old woman's ear; "we are rather late; and it won't do, to keep the clergyman waiting. Move on, my men,"as quick as you like!"

foremost - vor allem

clergyman - Pfarrer, Pastor, Kleriker, Geistlicher

Thus directed, the bearers trotted on under their light burden; and the two mourners kept as near them, as they could. Mr. Bumble and Sowerberry walked at a good smart pace in front; and Oliver, whose legs were not so long as his master's, ran by the side.

mourners - Trauernder, Trauernde

smart - klug; pfiffig, pfiffig, fesch, elegant, listig

pace - Tempo, Stufe, Schritt

There was not so great a necessity for hurrying as Mr.

hurrying - Beeilung; beeilend, eilend; (hurry); Eile; beeilen

Sowerberry had anticipated, however; for when they reached the obscure corner of the churchyard in which the nettles grew, and where the parish graves were made, the clergyman had not arrived; and the clerk, who was sitting by the vestry-room fire, seemed to think it by no means improbable that it might be an hour or so, before he came. So, they put the bier on the brink of the grave; and the two mourners waited patiently in the damp clay, with a cold rain drizzling down, while the ragged boys whom the spectacle had attracted into the churchyard played a noisy game at hide-and-seek among the tombstones, or varied their amusements by jumping backwards and forwards over the coffin. Mr. Sowerberry and Bumble, being personal friends of the clerk, sat by the fire with him, and read the paper.

anticipated - vorweggenommen; vorgreifen, voraussehen, vorausahnen

reached - erreicht; erzielen, greifen (nach), sich erstrecken; eintreffen

obscure - obskur, dunkel, vernebelt, finster

nettles - Nesseln; Nessel, Brennnessel

graves - Gräber; feierlich, Gruft, massiv, würdig, ernst

clerk - Angestellter; Büroangestellte, Buchhalter, Bürokaufmann

vestry - Sakristei

improbable - unwahrscheinlich

brink - Rande; Rand

patiently - geduldig

clay - Lehm, Ton, Asche

drizzling - nieseln, träufeln, Nieselregen, Sprühregen, Nieselregen

spectacle - Spektakel, Schauspiel

attracted - angezogen; anziehen, anziehen (1, 2)

noisy - lärmend; laut, geräuschvoll

hide-and-seek - (hide-and-seek) Versteckspiel

tombstones - Grabsteine; Grabstein, Grabmal

varied - abwechslungsreich; variieren, verändern, sich ändern, de

amusements - Vergnügungen; Amüsement

jumping - (to jump) springen, hüpfen

backwards - zurück, nach hinten, rückwärts, rückwärts, zögerlich, gehemmt

forwards - nachsenden, fördern, befördern, versenden, senden; dreist

At length, after a lapse of something more than an hour, Mr. Bumble, and Sowerberry, and the clerk, were seen running towards the grave. Immediately afterwards, the clergyman appeared: putting on his surplice as he came along. Mr.

lapse - Entgleisung, Ausrutscher, Verfallen, Erlöschen, Verfall

surplice - Chorhemd, Chorrock, Superpelliceum

Bumble then thrashed a boy or two, to keep up appearances; and the reverend gentleman, having read as much of the burial service as could be compressed into four minutes, gave his surplice to the clerk, and walked away again.

thrashed - verprügelt; schlagen, dreschen, zusammenschlagen, eindreschen

keep up appearances - den Schein wahren

Reverend - Hochwürden

burial - Beerdigung; Begräbnis

compressed - komprimiert; komprimieren; Kompresse, Umschlag [med.]

"Now, Bill!" said Sowerberry to the grave-digger. "fill up!"

digger - Bagger; Grabwerkzeug; Gräber

fill up - auffüllen, betanken (Kraftfahrzeug), vollfüllen

It was no very difficult task, for the grave was so full, that the uppermost coffin was within a few feet of the surface. The grave-digger shovelled in the earth; stamped it loosely down with his feet: shouldered his spade; and walked off, followed by the boys, who murmured very loud complaints at the fun being over so soon.

task - Pensum; beschäftigen, in Anspruch nehmen; Arbeit, Aufgabe

shovelled - geschaufelt; Schaufel, Schüppe, schaufeln, schippen

earth - Erde, Land, Grund

spade - Spaten, Schaufel (für Kinder); Pik (Kartenspiel)

murmured - gemurmelt; Rauschen

complaints - Beschwerden; Klage, Anzeige, Monierung, Reklamation

"Come, my good fellow!" said Bumble, tapping the man on the back. "They want to shut up the yard."

The man who had never once moved, since he had taken his station by the grave side, started, raised his head, stared at the person who had addressed him, walked forward for a few paces; and fell down in a swoon.

never once - nicht einmal, nicht ein einziges Mal, keinmal

paces - Schritte; Tempo, Stufe, Schritt

swoon - in Ohnmacht fallen; Ohnmacht, schwinden

The crazy old woman was too much occupied in bewailing the loss of her cloak (which the undertaker had taken off), to pay him any attention; so they threw a can of cold water over him; and when he came to, saw him safely out of the churchyard, locked the gate, and departed on their different ways.

occupied - besetzt; in Anspruch nehmen, belegen, bewohnen, besetzen

bewailing - beklagend, klagend; (bewail); beklagen

threw - geworfen; Wurf; werfen (du wirfst, er wirft), ich/er/sie würfe

safely - sicher

departed - abgereist; verlassen, aufbrechen, verlassen, abweichen

"Well, Oliver," said Sowerberry, as they walked home, "how do you like it?"

"Pretty well, thank you, sir" replied Oliver, with considerable hesitation. "Not very much, sir."

hesitation - Zögern

"Ah, you'll get used to it in time, Oliver," said Sowerberry. "Nothing when you are used to it, my boy."

Oliver wondered, in his own mind, whether it had taken a very long time to get Mr. Sowerberry used to it. But he thought it better not to ask the question; and walked back to the shop: thinking over all he had seen and heard.

wondered - gewundert; Wunder


goaded - angetrieben; Stachelstock, anstacheln, antreiben, anspornen

taunts - Sticheleien; sticheln, necken; Spott, Hohn

rouses - erregt; wachrufen, wecken

astonishes - erstaunt; erstaunen

The month's trial over, Oliver was formally apprenticed. It was a nice sickly season just at this time. In commercial phrase, coffins were looking up; and, in the course of a few weeks, Oliver acquired a great deal of experience. The success of Mr. Sowerberry's ingenious speculation, exceeded even his most sanguine hopes. The oldest inhabitants recollected no period at which measles had been so prevalent, or so fatal to infant existence; and many were the mournful processions which little Oliver headed, in a hat-band reaching down to his knees, to the indescribable admiration and emotion of all the mothers in the town.

formally - förmlich; ausdrücklich, formell

sickly - kränklich

season - Jahreszeit, Saison; abschmecken (würzen), würzen

commercial - Werbung; kommerziell

acquired - erworben; erwerben, erwerben, akquirieren

speculation - Spekulationen; Spekulation, Betrachtung

exceeded - überschritten; überschreiten, hinausgehen über, übertreffen

inhabitants - Einwohner, Einwohnerin, Bewohner, Bewohnerin

recollected - erinnerte; sich erinnern an

prevalent - vorherrschend

fatal - verhängnisvoll, fatal, tödlich

mournful - schwermütig; traurig, melancholisch, trübsinnig

processions - Prozessionen; Prozession, Umzug

reaching - erreichen; erzielen, greifen (nach)

indescribable - unbeschreiblich

admiration - Bewunderung

As Oliver accompanied his master in most of his adult expeditions too, in order that he might acquire that equanimity of demeanour and full command of nerve which was essential to a finished undertaker, he had many opportunities of observing the beautiful resignation and fortitude with which some strong-minded people bear their trials and losses.

expeditions - Expeditionen; Expedition

acquire - erwerben, akquirieren

equanimity - Gelassenheit, Gleichmut

demeanour - Auftreten; Benehmen, Verhalten

nerve - Frechheit; Nerv

essential - unerlässlich; essenziell, notwendig, unverzichtbar, wesentlich

opportunities - Möglichkeiten; Gelegenheit, Chance, Möglichkeit, Gelegenheit

resignation - Rücktritt, Niederlegung, Kündigung, Rücktrittserklärung

fortitude - Tapferkeit; innere

minded - aufpassen; Verstand, t+Geist, t+Sinn, Bewusstsein

bear - Bär; (to bear) ertragen, aushalten

trials - Versuche; Erprobung, Prozess, Versuch, Probe

losses - Verluste; Verlust, Ausfall; Kursverlust

For instance; when Sowerberry had an order for the burial of some rich old lady or gentleman, who was surrounded by a great number of nephews and nieces, who had been perfectly inconsolable during the previous illness, and whose grief had been wholly irrepressible even on the most public occasions, they would be as happy among themselves as need be"quite cheerful and contented"conversing together with as much freedom and gaiety, as if nothing whatever had happened to disturb them. Husbands, too, bore the loss of their wives with the most heroic calmness.

nephews - Neffen; Neffe

nieces - Nichten; Nichte

perfectly - perfekt, einwandfrei, vollkommen, durchaus

inconsolable - untröstlich

previous - früher; vorhergehend

illness - Krankheit

irrepressible - unbändig

most public - öffentlichste

conversing - unterhalten; Umkehrung, umgekehrt, Gegenteil

freedom - Freiheit

gaiety - Fröhlichkeit; Frohsinn, Glücklichsein

disturb - stören

bore - langweilig; (to bear fruit) Früchte tragen; (bear) langweilig; (to bear fruit) Früchte tragen

most heroic - heldenhafteste

calmness - Ruhe, Gelassenheit, Gemütsruhe

Wives, again, put on weeds for their husbands, as if, so far from grieving in the garb of sorrow, they had made up their minds to render it as becoming and attractive as possible. It was observable, too, that ladies and gentlemen who were in passions of anguish during the ceremony of interment, recovered almost as soon as they reached home, and became quite composed before the tea-drinking was over. All this was very pleasant and improving to see; and Oliver beheld it with great admiration.

weeds - Unkraut; (weed) aussondern

grieving - trauern; weh tun, kränken, bekümmern; sich grämen (über)

garb - Gewandung; Tracht, Gewand

sorrow - Kummer, Traurigkeit, Trauer, Sorge

minds - Köpfe; Verstand, t+Geist, t+Sinn, Bewusstsein

render - leisten, wiedergeben

attractive - attraktiv

observable - beobachtbar

passions - Leidenschaften; Leidenschaft, Passion, Leidenschaft, Passion

anguish - Ängste; Pein, Angst, Qual

ceremony - Zeremonie, feierliche Handlung, Ritual, Feier

interment - Beerdigung

recovered - erholt; wiederfinden, sich erholen, beikommen

composed - komponiert; compos

beheld - gesehen; betrachten, sehen, schauen, anschauen, ansehen

That Oliver Twist was moved to resignation by the example of these good people, I cannot, although I am his biographer, undertake to affirm with any degree of confidence; but I can most distinctly say, that for many months he continued meekly to submit to the domination and ill-treatment of Noah Claypole: who used him far worse than before, now that his jealousy was roused by seeing the new boy promoted to the black stick and hatband, while he, the old one, remained stationary in the muffin-cap and leathers.

biographer - Biograph; Biograf

undertake - unternehmen, ausführen, verpflichten

affirm - zustimmen, bejahen, bestätigen, unterstützen

degree - Abschluss; Diplom, akademischer Diplom, Grad, Winkelgrad

confidence - Selbstgewissheit; Zuversicht; Vertrauen, Zutrauen

submit - sich unterwerfen;ich/er/sie gab ab, abgeben;ermöglichen, vorlegen, vorschlagen, einreichen

domination - Beherrschung, Vorherrschaft

jealousy - Eifersucht, Missgunst, Neid

promoted - befördert; befördern, promovieren

hatband - Hutband; Hutschnur

stationary - stationär, unbeweglich, ortsgebunden, standortgebunden

muffin - Muffin, Muffin

Charlotte treated him ill, because Noah did; and Mrs. Sowerberry was his decided enemy, because Mr. Sowerberry was disposed to be his friend; so, between these three on one side, and a glut of funerals on the other, Oliver was not altogether as comfortable as the hungry pig was, when he was shut up, by mistake, in the grain department of a brewery.

treated - behandelt; behandeln, bewirten, einladen, heilen, kurieren

enemy - Feind, Feindin, Gegner, Gegnerin, feindlich

glut - Schwemme, Überfluss, Überschuss, auffüllen, sättigen

funerals - Beerdigungen; Bestattung, Beerdigung, Begräbnis

altogether - ganz und gar, ohne Ausnahme, ausnahmslos, insgesamt

by mistake - irrtümlich, aus Versehen, fälschlicherweise

grain - Getreide; Korn, Samenkorn, Maserung

department - Abteilung

brewery - Brauerei, Brauhaus, Bierbrauerei, Bierbrauerei

And now, I come to a very important passage in Oliver's history; for I have to record an act, slight and unimportant perhaps in appearance, but which indirectly produced a material change in all his future prospects and proceedings.

record - protokollieren, erfassen, aufzeichnen, aufnehmen; Akte

indirectly - indirekt

One day, Oliver and Noah had descended into the kitchen at the usual dinner-hour, to banquet upon a small joint of mutton"a pound and a half of the worst end of the neck"when Charlotte being called out of the way, there ensued a brief interval of time, which Noah Claypole, being hungry and vicious, considered he could not possibly devote to a worthier purpose than aggravating and tantalising young Oliver Twist.

descended - abstammen; absteigen, niedergehen, herunterkommen, herabsteigen

usual - gewöhnlich, üblich

banquet - Festmahl, Bankett, Gastmahl, Festessen

joint - Gelenk; gemeinschaftlich, gemeinsam, gemeinsame, gemeinsamer

mutton - Schaffleisch, Hammel, Hammelfleisch, Schöpsenfleisch

neck - knutschen; Genick, Zapfen (Wellenhals), Nacken

being called - heißend

ensued - folgten; folgen, ansetzen, erfolgen, nachfolgen, resultieren

interval - Pause; Abstand, Zwischenraum, Intervall

vicious - bösartig; gewalttätig, destruktiv, grausam, aggressiv, böse

devote - widmen

worthier - wertvoller; würdig

aggravating - verschlimmernd; verschlimmern, erschweren, ärgern, verbittern

tantalising - verlockend; quälend, peinigend; (tantalise) verlockend; quälend

Intent upon this innocent amusement, Noah put his feet on the table-cloth; and pulled Oliver's hair; and twitched his ears; and expressed his opinion that he was a "sneak"; and furthermore announced his intention of coming to see him hanged, whenever that desirable event should take place; and entered upon various topics of petty annoyance, like a malicious and ill-conditioned charity-boy as he was.

innocent - rein; unschuldig

amusement - Belustigung; Amüsement

table-cloth - (table-cloth) Tischdecke

twitched - gezuckt; zupfen

expressed - ausgedrückt; bekunden, Eilzug, Schnellzug

sneak - Duckmäuser, Duckmäuserin, Kriecher, Kriecherin, schleichen

announced - angekündigt; ankündigen, verkünden, bekanntgeben, verkündigen

intention - Absicht

hanged - aufgehängt

whenever - wann auch immer

desirable - erwünscht; wünschenswert

petty - gering, geringfügig, klein, kleinlich

annoyance - Ärger, Ärgernis, Verärgerung, Verdruss

malicious - bösartig

conditioned - konditioniert; Bedingung, Kondition, Bedingung, Voraussetzung

But, making Oliver cry, Noah attempted to be more facetious still; and in his attempt, did what many sometimes do to this day, when they want to be funny. He got rather personal.

facetious - scherzhaft

attempt - versuchen; Versuch, Bestreben, Bestrebung, Anschlag, Attentat

"Work'us," said Noah, "how's your mother?"

"She's dead," replied Oliver; "don't you say anything about her to me!"

Oliver's colour rose as he said this; he breathed quickly; and there was a curious working of the mouth and nostrils, which Mr. Claypole thought must be the immediate precursor of a violent fit of crying. Under this impression he returned to the charge.

breathed - geatmet; Atmen

Curious - neugierig, sonderbar, merkwürdig

nostrils - Nasenlöcher; Nasenloch

immediate - sofortig; unmittelbar, immediat

precursor - Vorläufer, Vorgänger, Wegbereiter, Vorbote

"What did she die of, Work'us?" said Noah.

"Of a broken heart, some of our old nurses told me," replied Oliver: more as if he were talking to himself, than answering Noah. "I think I know what it must be to die of that!"

"Tol de rol lol lol, right fol lairy, Work'us," said Noah, as a tear rolled down Oliver's cheek. "What's set you a snivelling now?"

snivelling - wehleidig; (snivel); tief einatmen; schniefen

"Not you," replied Oliver, sharply. "There; that's enough. Don't say anything more to me about her; you'd better not!"

"Better not!" exclaimed Noah. "Well! Better not! Work'us, don't be impudent. Your mother, too! She was a nice 'un she was. Oh, Lor!" And here, Noah nodded his head expressively; and curled up as much of his small red nose as muscular action could collect together, for the occasion.

impudent - unverschämt

un - VN, UN, UNO

expressively - ausdrucksvoll

curled up - (curl up) verziehen, sich zusammen rollen, sich aufwerfen

muscular - muskulär, Muskel

collect - eintreiben (Schulden), sammeln, einsammeln

"Yer know, Work'us," continued Noah, emboldened by Oliver's silence, and speaking in a jeering tone of affected pity: of all tones the most annoying: "Yer know, Work'us, It can't be helped now; and of course yer couldn't help it then; and I am very sorry for it; and I'm sure we all are, and pity yer very much. But yer must know, Work'us, yer mother was a regular right-down bad 'un."

emboldened - ermutigt; ermutigen, fetten, fett setzen

jeering - Johlen; (jeer) Spott; (jeer) Johlen; (jeer) Spott

pity - Mitleid; schade; bemitleiden, Mitleid haben mit

tones - Töne; Farbton, Klang, Umgangston, Ton

annoying - stören, ärgern, belästigen, nerven, verägern, verdrießen

It can't be helped - Es lässt sich nicht ändern.

"What did you say?" inquired Oliver, looking up very quickly.

"A regular right-down bad 'un, Work'us," replied Noah, coolly. "And it's a great deal better, Work'us, that she died when she did, or else she'd have been hard labouring in Bridewell, or transported, or hung; which is more likely than either, isn't it?"

coolly - kühl; gelassen

labouring - mühsam; Arbeit, Arbeiter-p, gebären, arbeiten

transported - transportiert; transportieren, befördern, Beförderung

isn't it? - gell, gelle, gelt?

Crimson with fury, Oliver started up; overthrew the chair and table; seized Noah by the throat; shook him, in the violence of his rage, till his teeth chattered in his head; and collecting his whole force into one heavy blow, felled him to the ground.

crimson - Karmesinrot; Purpur, Purpurrot, Karmesin, purpurn

fury - Wut; Furie

overthrew - umgestürzt; umstürzen (Politik)

seized - beschlagnahmt; ergreifen, fassen, greifen, packen, ergreifen

violence - Gewalt, Gewalttaten, Gewalttätigkeiten

chattered - geplappert; klappern, schnattern, schwatzen

collecting - Sammeln; (collect); Sammeln

felled - abgeholzt; jdn. hinstrecken; fiel, gefallen

A minute ago, the boy had looked the quiet child, mild, dejected creature that harsh treatment had made him. But his spirit was roused at last; the cruel insult to his dead mother had set his blood on fire.

mild - mild, ausgeglichen, checkzahm, schwach

dejected - niedergeschlagen; entmutigen

harsh - rau, harsch, unwirsch, scharf

cruel - schrecklich; grausam (gegen)

insult - beleidigen; Beleidigung, Kränkung, Verletzung

His breast heaved; his attitude was erect; his eye bright and vivid; his whole person changed, as he stood glaring over the cowardly tormentor who now lay crouching at his feet; and defied him with an energy he had never known before.

heaved - geworfen; heben, hieven, werfen, wuchten, schleudern

attitude - Haltung; Einstellung, Attitüde, Orientierung, Ausrichtung

vivid - lebendig, lebhaft, anschaulich

glaring - grell; Blendung, entrüstetes Starren, missbilligend anstarren

cowardly - feige

tormentor - Peiniger, Peinigerin

defied - herausgefordert; herausfordern, die Stirn bieten, herausfordern

energy - Energie

"He'll murder me!" blubbered Noah. "Charlotte! missis! Here's the new boy a murdering of me! Help! help! Oliver's gone mad! Char"lotte!"

blubbered - geblubbert; Speck, Blubber, Walspeck, Blubber

missis - Fräulein

murdering - mordend; Mord, Mord, Mord, mörderisch, ermorden, massakrieren

char - Zeichen; verkohlen; Saibling

Noah's shouts were responded to, by a loud scream from Charlotte, and a louder from Mrs. Sowerberry; the former of whom rushed into the kitchen by a side-door, while the latter paused on the staircase till she was quite certain that it was consistent with the preservation of human life, to come further down.

shouts - schreit; Schrei, Zuruf; rufen, schreien, laut schreien

responded - geantwortet; antworten, reagieren

staircase - Treppe

consistent - konsequent

preservation - Erhaltung

further - fördern; weiter, ferner, des Weiteren

"Oh, you little wretch!" screamed Charlotte: seizing Oliver with her utmost force, which was about equal to that of a moderately strong man in particularly good training. "Oh, you little un-grate-ful, mur-de-rous, hor-rid villain!" And between every syllable, Charlotte gave Oliver a blow with all her might: accompanying it with a scream, for the benefit of society.

wretch - Unglückliche; das Wesen

screamed - geschrien; Schrei, schreien

seizing - (to seize) erfassen, ergreifen, anpacken; (seize); ergreifen

utmost - äußerst, höchst, Äußerstes, Möglichstes

Equal - Gleichberechtigt; gleich; gleichen; Gleichgestellter

moderately - mäßig

grate - Gitter, Feuerrost, Rost; (Käse) reiben, rastern, vergittern

rous - rus

villain - Schurke, Gauner, Halunke, Bösewicht, am

syllable - Silbe

accompanying - begleiten, begleiten, begleiten, begleiten, geleiten, beiliegen

Charlotte's fist was by no means a light one; but, lest it should not be effectual in calming Oliver's wrath, Mrs. Sowerberry plunged into the kitchen, and assisted to hold him with one hand, while she scratched his face with the other. In this favourable position of affairs, Noah rose from the ground, and pommelled him behind.

effectual - wirkungsvoll

calming - Beruhigend; ruhig, ruhig, windstill, Ruhe, Windstille

plunged - stürzte; eintauchen, tauchen

scratched - zerkratzt; kratzen, kratzen, zerkratzen, verkratzen, Kratzer

favourable - günstig

position - Stellung, Position, Arbeitsplatz, Stelle, positionieren

pommelled - geknöpft; Vorderzwiesel, Sattelknauf, , Knauf, , Knauf

This was rather too violent exercise to last long. When they were all wearied out, and could tear and beat no longer, they dragged Oliver, struggling and shouting, but nothing daunted, into the dust-cellar, and there locked him up. This being done, Mrs. Sowerberry sunk into a chair, and burst into tears.

wearied - müde, müde

dragged - geschleppt; Planierschleppe; nachschleppen, schleppen, ziehen

struggling - sich abmühen; kämpfend, ringend; (struggle); Kampf, Gefecht

shouting - Schreien, Geschrei; (shout); Schreien, Geschrei

nothing daunted - unverzagt

dust - Staub; entstauben, abstauben, ein Sandbad nehmen, sandbaden

sunk - versenkt; nachlassen, untergehen, abgesackt

"Bless her, she's going off!" said Charlotte. "A glass of water, Noah, dear. Make haste!"

haste - Eile, Hast

"Oh! Charlotte," said Mrs. Sowerberry: speaking as well as she could, through a deficiency of breath, and a sufficiency of cold water, which Noah had poured over her head and shoulders. "Oh! Charlotte, what a mercy we have not all been murdered in our beds!"

deficiency - Mangel

sufficiency - Ausreichend; Zulänglichkeiten, Zulänglichkeit

poured - geschüttet; schütten, einschenken, gießen

murdered - ermordet; Mord, Mord, Mord, mörderisch, ermorden, massakrieren

"Ah! mercy indeed, ma'am," was the reply. "I only hope this'll teach master not to have any more of these dreadful creatures, that are born to be murderers and robbers from their very cradle. Poor Noah! He was all but killed, ma'am, when I come in."

creatures - Kreaturen; Wesen

murderers - Mörder, Mörderin

robbers - Räuber, Räuberin

cradle - Wiege; wiegen

"Poor fellow!" said Mrs. Sowerberry: looking piteously on the charity-boy.

Noah, whose top waistcoat-button might have been somewhere on a level with the crown of Oliver's head, rubbed his eyes with the inside of his wrists while this commiseration was bestowed upon him, and performed some affecting tears and sniffs.

somewhere - irgendwo; irgendwohin

level - Niveau; eben; auf gleicher Höhe

rubbed - gerieben; reiben, reiben, abreiben, sich abreiben

wrists - Handgelenke; Handgelenk

commiseration - Mitleid, Mitgefühl

sniffs - schnüffelt; schnüffeln, züngeln (for reptiles)

"What's to be done!" exclaimed Mrs. Sowerberry. "Your master's not at home; there's not a man in the house, and he'll kick that door down in ten minutes." Oliver's vigorous plunges against the bit of timber in question, rendered this occurance highly probable.

vigorous - kräftig, stark, energisch, lebhaft

plunges - stürzt; eintauchen, tauchen

occurance - Vorkommnis

highly - am Höchsten, hoch

"Dear, dear! I don't know, ma'am," said Charlotte, "unless we send for the police-officers."

send for - kommen lassen, herbeirufen, holen lassen

"Or the millingtary," suggested Mr. Claypole.

"No, no," said Mrs. Sowerberry: bethinking herself of Oliver's old friend. "Run to Mr. Bumble, Noah, and tell him to come here directly, and not to lose a minute; never mind your cap! Make haste! You can hold a knife to that black eye, as you run along. It'll keep the swelling down."

bethinking - besinnen

knife - Messer; messern

swelling - Schwellungen; Anschwellen

Noah stopped to make no reply, but started off at his fullest speed; and very much it astonished the people who were out walking, to see a charity-boy tearing through the streets pell-mell, with no cap on his head, and a clasp-knife at his eye.

Speed - Geschwindigkeit; Drehzahl, Gang, rasen, Tempo, Eile

astonished - erstaunt; erstaunen

tearing - zerreißen, ich/er/sie/es riss, riß

mell - mischen

clasp-knife - (clasp-knife) Schnappmesser , Klappmesser


continues - fortsetzen, weiterhin

refractory - refraktär; widerborstig, widerspenstig, störrisch, halsstarrig

Noah Claypole ran along the streets at his swiftest pace, and paused not once for breath, until he reached the workhouse-gate.

swiftest - am schnellsten; schnell, Segler, Garnwinde

not once - keinmal

Having rested here, for a minute or so, to collect a good burst of sobs and an imposing show of tears and terror, he knocked loudly at the wicket; and presented such a rueful face to the aged pauper who opened it, that even he, who saw nothing but rueful faces about him at the best of times, started back in astonishment.

rested - ausgeruht; Ruhe, Stütze, Lehne, ein Ăśbriges; bleiben, ruhen

sobs - schluchzt; Huso

imposing - imposant; auferlegen, aufzwingen, auferlegen

loudly - lautstark; laut

rueful - reuig, reumütig, kläglich

"Why, what's the matter with the boy!" said the old pauper.

"Mr. Bumble! Mr. Bumble!" cried Noah, with well-affected dismay: and in tones so loud and agitated, that they not only caught the ear of Mr.

dismay - Bestürzung; Furcht, Ohnmacht

agitated - aufgewühlt; aufwühlen, aufrühren, rühren, schütteln, umrühren

Bumble himself, who happened to be hard by, but alarmed him so much that he rushed into the yard without his cocked hat,"which is a very curious and remarkable circumstance: as showing that even a beadle, acted upon a sudden and powerful impulse, may be afflicted with a momentary visitation of loss of self-possession, and forgetfulness of personal dignity.

remarkable - bemerkenswert, verwunderlich, denkwürdig, beachtenswert

acted - gehandelt; Handlung, Tat, Akt, Gesetz

sudden - plötzlich, jäh

powerful - mächtig

impulse - Anstoß; Impuls, Triebkraft, Drang, innerer Antrieb, Kraftstoß

be afflicted with - unter etw. leiden, laborieren

momentary - Momentan

visitation - Besuche; Umgangsrecht

forgetfulness - Vergesslichkeit; Vergessen, Vergessenheit

"Oh, Mr. Bumble, sir!" said Noah: "Oliver, sir,"Oliver has""

"What? What?" interposed Mr. Bumble: with a gleam of pleasure in his metallic eyes. "Not run away; he hasn't run away, has he, Noah?"

gleam - Schimmer; durchschimmern, glänzen

metallic - metallisch

"No, sir, no. Not run away, sir, but he's turned wicious," replied Noah. "He tried to murder me, sir; and then he tried to murder Charlotte; and then missis. Oh! what dreadful pain it is! Such agony, please, sir!

wicious - bösartig

murder - Mord, mörderisch, ermorden, massakrieren, umbringen

pain - Schmerzen; Qual, Stich (Schmerz), Schmerz

And here, Noah writhed and twisted his body into an extensive variety of eel-like positions; thereby giving Mr. Bumble to understand that, from the violent and sanguinary onset of Oliver Twist, he had sustained severe internal injury and damage, from which he was at that moment suffering the acutest torture.

writhed - verfasst; winden, krümmen

extensive - umfangreich

variety - Vielfalt; Sorte; Varietät, Sprachform, Sprachvarietät

eel - Aal, Aalartige

sanguinary - blutig

onset - Ausbruch; Angriff, Ansturm, checkAnschlag, Anzeichen

sustained - unterhalten, aufrechterhalten, versorgen, unterhalten

severe - schwerwiegend; streng

internal - intern, checkinnerlich, checkinländisch

injury - Verletzung, Wunde, Verwundung

damage - Schaden; beschädigen

acutest - scharf, spitz, akut

torture - Folter; Tortur; foltern

When Noah saw that the intelligence he communicated perfectly paralysed Mr. Bumble, he imparted additional effect thereunto, by bewailing his dreadful wounds ten times louder than before; and when he observed a gentleman in a white waistcoat crossing the yard, he was more tragic in his lamentations than ever: rightly conceiving it highly expedient to attract the notice, and rouse the indignation, of the gentleman aforesaid.

communicated - kommuniziert; mitteilen, übermitteln, kommunizieren, kundtun

imparted - vermittelt; weitergeben, gewähren, mitteilen, vermitteln

additional - zusätzlich

thereunto - dazu

wounds - anschießen, verwunden

Crossing - Kreuzung; Überfahrt; (cross); Kreuz; Kreuzzeichen; Kreuzung; Cross; Flanke; quer; entgegengesetzt

more tragic - tragischere

lamentations - Wehklagen; Wehklage, Klage

conceiving - Empfängnis; konzipieren, erdenken, ersinnen, empfangen

attract - anziehen; anziehen (1; 2)

rouse - aufrütteln; wachrufen, wecken

aforesaid - vorerwähnt

The gentleman's notice was very soon attracted; for he had not walked three paces, when he turned angrily round, and inquired what that young cur was howling for, and why Mr. Bumble did not favour him with something which would render the series of vocular exclamations so designated, an involuntary process?

angrily - verärgert, wütend

cur - Köter

howling - brüllen, heulen, niederschreien; (howl); Heulen, jaulen

series - Serie, Fernsehserie, Reihe

exclamations - Ausrufe; Ausruf, Exklamation

designated - bezeichnet; bestimmen, kennzeichnen, markieren, benennen

involuntary - unabsichtlich, unwillkürlich, ungewollt, unfreiwillig

"It's a poor boy from the free-school, sir," replied Mr. Bumble, "who has been nearly murdered"all but murdered, sir,"by young Twist."

"By Jove!" exclaimed the gentleman in the white waistcoat, stopping short. "I knew it! I felt a strange presentiment from the very first, that that audacious young savage would come to be hung!"

presentiment - Vorahnung

audacious - kühn

savage - Wilde; wild, wüst, unbebaut, unbändig, rasend

"He has likewise attempted, sir, to murder the female servant," said Mr. Bumble, with a face of ashy paleness.

likewise - ebenfalls

servant - Diener, Dienerin, Lakai, Kammerdiener

ashy - aschig; aschfahl

paleness - Blässe, Blassheit, Bleichheit, Farblosigkeit

"And his missis," interposed Mr. Claypole.

"And his master, too, I think you said, Noah?" added Mr. Bumble.

"No! he's out, or he would have murdered him," replied Noah. "He said he wanted to."

"Ah! Said he wanted to, did he, my boy?" inquired the gentleman in the white waistcoat.

"Yes, sir," replied Noah. "And please, sir, missis wants to know whether Mr. Bumble can spare time to step up there, directly, and flog him"'cause master's out."

spare time - Freizeit

cause - Ursache, Anlass, Grund, verursachen, auslösen, lassen

"Certainly, my boy; certainly," said the gentleman in the white waistcoat: smiling benignly, and patting Noah's head, which was about three inches higher than his own. "You're a good boy"a very good boy. Here's a penny for you. Bumble, just step up to Sowerberry's with your cane, and see what's best to be done. Don't spare him, Bumble."

benignly - wohlwollend; freundlich, gütig

patting - tätscheln; Pat

penny - Penny

"No, I will not, sir," replied the beadle. And the cocked hat and cane having been, by this time, adjusted to their owner's satisfaction, Mr. Bumble and Noah Claypole betook themselves with all speed to the undertaker's shop.

adjusted - angepasst; anpassen, abstimmen, ausrichten, justieren

betook - wählte; begeben sich

Here the position of affairs had not at all improved. Sowerberry had not yet returned, and Oliver continued to kick, with undiminished vigour, at the cellar-door. The accounts of his ferocity as related by Mrs. Sowerberry and Charlotte, were of so startling a nature, that Mr.

undiminished - unvermindert

vigour - Vitalität; Ausdruckskraft, Energie, Leidenschaftlichkeit

related - verwandt; sich beziehen, erzählen, berichten

startling - verblüffend; überraschend, alarmierend, erschreckend

Bumble judged it prudent to parley, before opening the door. With this view he gave a kick at the outside, by way of prelude; and, then, applying his mouth to the keyhole, said, in a deep and impressive tone:

judged - verurteilt; urteilen (nach), richten; Richter, Jurist

Prudent - umsichtig, vorsichtig

parley - Unterredung, Verhandlungsgespräch

Prelude - Präludium, Vorspiel

applying - zutreffen, auflegen, anwenden, anlegen

keyhole - Schlüsselloch


"Come; you let me out!" replied Oliver, from the inside.

"Do you know this here voice, Oliver?" said Mr. Bumble.

"Yes," replied Oliver.

"Ain't you afraid of it, sir? Ain't you a-trembling while I speak, sir?" said Mr. Bumble.

"No!" replied Oliver, boldly.

boldly - kühn, tapfer

An answer so different from the one he had expected to elicit, and was in the habit of receiving, staggered Mr. Bumble not a little. He stepped back from the keyhole; drew himself up to his full height; and looked from one to another of the three bystanders, in mute astonishment.

elicit - hervorlocken, hervorrufen, auslösen, erzeugen, herauslocken

receiving - bekommen, erhalten, empfangen, kriegen, empfangen

staggered - gestaffelt; Staffelung; abstufen, staffeln, wanken

stepped - getreten; treten, treten (du trittst

height - Höhe; Größe

bystanders - Unbeteiligte; Zuschauer, Schaulustiger

"Oh, you know, Mr. Bumble, he must be mad," said Mrs. Sowerberry.

"No boy in half his senses could venture to speak so to you."

senses - Sinne; Sinn, Gefühl

Venture - Wagnis

"It's not Madness, ma'am," replied Mr. Bumble, after a few moments of deep meditation. "It's Meat."

madness - Wahnsinn, Verrücktheit, Tollheit

meditation - Meditation

"What?" exclaimed Mrs. Sowerberry.

"Meat, ma'am, meat," replied Bumble, with stern emphasis. "You've over-fed him, ma'am. You've raised a artificial soul and spirit in him, ma'am unbecoming a person of his condition: as the board, Mrs. Sowerberry, who are practical philosophers, will tell you. What have paupers to do with soul or spirit? It's quite enough that we let 'em have live bodies. If you had kept the boy on gruel, ma'am, this would never have happened."

stern - ernst, Heck

artificial - künstlich

unbecoming - unschicklich

practical - praktisch; Praktikum

philosophers - Philosophen; Philosoph, Philosophin

"Dear, dear!" ejaculated Mrs. Sowerberry, piously raising her eyes to the kitchen ceiling: "this comes of being liberal!"

piously - fromm, fromme

ceiling - Zimmerdecke; Zimmerdecke; (ceil) Zimmerdecke; Zimmerdecke

The liberality of Mrs. Sowerberry to Oliver, had consisted of a profuse bestowal upon him of all the dirty odds and ends which nobody else would eat; so there was a great deal of meekness and self-devotion in her voluntarily remaining under Mr. Bumble's heavy accusation. Of which, to do her justice, she was wholly innocent, in thought, word, or deed.

liberality - Liberalität, Freizügigkeit

consisted - bestand; zusammensetzend, besteht aus; bestehen (aus)

profuse - übermäßig, enorm, reichlich, üppig

bestowal - Verleihung, Schenkung

odds - Quoten; einzeln, seltsam, merkwürdig, komisch, ungerade

meekness - Sanftmut, Milde

devotion - Hingebung, Hingabe, Zuneigung, Zuwendung

voluntarily - Freiwillig

accusation - Anschuldigung; Anklage, Beschuldigung

justice - Gerechtigkeit, Genugtuung, Justiz

deed - Tat, Akt, Werk, Urkunde, urkundlich übertragen; (dee); Tat, Akt

"Ah!" said Mr. Bumble, when the lady brought her eyes down to earth again; "the only thing that can be done now, that I know of, is to leave him in the cellar for a day or so, till he's a little starved down; and then to take him out, and keep him on gruel all through the apprenticeship.

apprenticeship - Ausbildungszeit, Lehre, Lehrzeit, Ausbildung

He comes of a bad family. Excitable natures, Mrs. Sowerberry! Both the nurse and doctor said, that that mother of his made her way here, against difficulties and pain that would have killed any well-disposed woman, weeks before."

excitable - erregbar

natures - Naturen; Natur, Natur, Art

difficulties - Schwierigkeiten; Schwierigkeit

At this point of Mr. Bumble's discourse, Oliver, just hearing enough to know that some allusion was being made to his mother, recommenced kicking, with a violence that rendered every other sound inaudible. Sowerberry returned at this juncture.

discourse - Diskurs, Abhandlung, Gespräch, reden, Rede halten

allusion - Anspielung, Allusion

recommenced - wiederaufgenommen; wieder beginnen

inaudible - nicht hörbar

juncture - Knotenpunkt; Verbindungspunkt, Verbindungsstelle, Junktur

Oliver's offence having been explained to him, with such exaggerations as the ladies thought best calculated to rouse his ire, he unlocked the cellar-door in a twinkling, and dragged his rebellious apprentice out, by the collar.

exaggerations - Übertreibungen; Übertreibung

calculated - berechnet; kalkulieren, berechnen, ausrechnen, rechnen

ire - Ärger, Zorn, Wut

unlocked - freigeschaltet; aufschließen, entriegeln, entsperren (screen

twinkling - Funkeln; kurzer Augenblick

rebellious - rebellisch

collar - Kragen; Halskette; Halsband; Ring

Oliver's clothes had been torn in the beating he had received; his face was bruised and scratched; and his hair scattered over his forehead. The angry flush had not disappeared, however; and when he was pulled out of his prison, he scowled boldly on Noah, and looked quite undismayed.

torn - zerrissen; zerreißen, ich/er/sie/es riss, riß

beating - Schlagen, Prügel, Verprüglung, vernichtende Niederlage

flush - Wasserspülung, Wallung, Schwall; spülen, ausspülen; rot werden

scowled - einen finsteren Blick; mürrischer Gesichtsausdruck; finster blicken

undismayed - unverdrossen

"Now, you are a nice young fellow, ain't you?" said Sowerberry; giving Oliver a shake, and a box on the ear.

"He called my mother names," replied Oliver.

"Well, and what if he did, you little ungrateful wretch?" said Mrs. Sowerberry. "She deserved what he said, and worse."

deserved - Verdient; verdienen

"She didn't" said Oliver.

"She did," said Mrs. Sowerberry.

"It's a lie!" said Oliver.

lie - lügen; (lie down) sich hinlegen

Mrs. Sowerberry burst into a flood of tears.

flood - Hochwasser; Flut; überschwemmen, überfluten, überfüllen

This flood of tears left Mr. Sowerberry no alternative. If he had hesitated for one instant to punish Oliver most severely, it must be quite clear to every experienced reader that he would have been, according to all precedents in disputes of matrimony established, a brute, an unnatural husband, an insulting creature, a base imitation of a man, and various other agreeable characters too numerous for recital within the limits of this chapter. To do him justice, he was, as far as his power went"it was not very extensive"kindly disposed towards the boy; perhaps, because it was his interest to be so; perhaps, because his wife disliked him. the Flood of tears, however, left him no resource; so he at once gave him a drubbing, which satisfied even Mrs. Sowerberry herself, and rendered Mr.

hesitated - gezögert; zögern, zögern, stammeln

punish - bestrafen

severely - ernsthaft

clear - klar, durchsichtig, hell, frei

according - nach; Übereinstimmung, Einvernehmen

precedents - Präzedenzfälle; Präzedenz

disputes - Streitigkeiten; Streit, Disput, Debatte, erörtern, bestreiten

matrimony - Ehe; Hochzeit, Heirat, Eheschließung, Trauung

unnatural - unnatürlich

insulting - beleidigend; beleidigen, Beleidigung, Kränkung, Verletzung

base - Grundzahl, Unterlage, Basis, Grund; Bettrost

agreeable - angenehm; verträglich, liebenswürdig, gefällig

characters - Figur, Person, Charakter, Charakter, Original

numerous - zahlreich, vielzählig

recital - Vortrag; Erwägungsgrund

disliked - nicht mochte; Unbehagen

the Flood - Sintflut

resource - Betriebsmittel, Hilfsquelle, Ressource

drubbing - verprügelt; Tracht Prügel

satisfied - befriedigen, zufriedenstellen

Bumble's subsequent application of the parochial cane, rather unnecessary. For the rest of the day, he was shut up in the back kitchen, in company with a pump and a slice of bread; and at night, Mrs. Sowerberry, after making various remarks outside the door, by no means complimentary to the memory of his mother, looked into the room, and, amidst the jeers and pointings of Noah and Charlotte, ordered him upstairs to his dismal bed.

subsequent - anschließend, später, darauffolgend

unnecessary - nicht notwendig, unnötig

remarks - Bemerkungen; bemerken; Anmerkung, Bemerkung

complimentary - Kompliment

memory - Gedächtnis; Erinnerung; Speicher

amidst - inmitten von

jeers - Johlen; (to jeer) spotten, verhöhnen, sticheln

pointings - Punkte; (to point) zeigen, deuten, richten auf

It was not until he was left alone in the silence and stillness of the gloomy workshop of the undertaker, that Oliver gave way to the feelings which the day's treatment may be supposed likely to have awakened in a mere child. He had listened to their taunts with a look of contempt; he had borne the lash without a cry: for he felt that pride swelling in his heart which would have kept down a shriek to the last, though they had roasted him alive.

stillness - Stille

workshop - Werkstatt; Workshop

gave way - wich

contempt - Verachtung; Schande, Blamage, Mißachtung, Beamtenbeleidigung

borne - getragen; (to bear) ertragen, aushalten

lash - Peitsche, Wimper; anbinden

shriek - schreien; Kreischen

Roasted - braten, rösten, Braten, Braten, gebraten

But now, when there were none to see or hear him, he fell upon his knees on the floor; and, hiding his face in his hands, wept such tears as, God send for the credit of our nature, few so young may ever have cause to pour out before him!

hiding - (to hide) verstecken, verbergen

pour out - ausschütten

For a long time, Oliver remained motionless in this attitude. The candle was burning low in the socket when he rose to his feet. Having gazed cautiously round him, and listened intently, he gently undid the fastenings of the door, and looked abroad.

motionless - unbeweglich, reglos, bewegungslos

burning - Verbrennen; brennend; Verbrennung; (burn) Verbrennen; brennend; Verbrennung

socket - Steckdose, Buchse, Fassung

intently - angespannt, aufmerksam, konzentriert

undid - rückgängig gemacht; öffnen, aufmachen, etwas rückgängig machen

fastenings - Befestigungen; befestigend, anbindend

abroad - Ausland

It was a cold, dark night. The stars seemed, to the boy's eyes, farther from the earth than he had ever seen them before; there was no wind; and the sombre shadows thrown by the trees upon the ground, looked sepulchral and death-like, from being so still. He softly reclosed the door.

wind - aufspulen, rollen, blasen, aufwickeln, abspulen

sombre - dunkel, düster, finster, trübe, matt

shadows - Schatten, beschatten, beschatten

thrown - geworfen; Wurf; werfen (du wirfst, er wirft), ich/er/sie würfe

softly - sachte; leise

Having availed himself of the expiring light of the candle to tie up in a handkerchief the few articles of wearing apparel he had, sat himself down upon a bench, to wait for morning.

availed - zur Verfügung gestellt; ausnutzen, helfen, nützen, Erfolg

expiring - abläuft; ablaufen, erlöschen, verfallen, ausatmen

tie up - verschnüren, zusammen binden, fest ziehen

apparel - Kleidung

With the first ray of light that struggled through the crevices in the shutters, Oliver arose, and again unbarred the door. One timid look around"One moment's pause of hesitation"he had closed it behind him, and was in the open street.

ray of light - Streiflicht

struggled - gekämpft; Kampf, Gefecht

crevices - Felsspalten; Spalt, Spalte, Felsspalt

arose - entstanden ist; sich erheben, aufstehen, entstehen, auftreten

unbarred - ungesperrt; (unbarred) riegelte auf

timid - furchtsam, zaghaft, zögerlich, schüchtern

One moment - Einen Augenblick bitte!

He looked to the right and to the left, uncertain whither to fly.

uncertain - unsicher

whither - wohin

He remembered to have seen the waggons, as they went out, toiling up the hill. He took the same route; and arriving at a footpath across the fields: which he knew, after some distance, led out again into the road; struck into it, and walked quickly on.

toiling - schuftend, quälend; (toil); Mühe; schuften, sich plagen

Hill - Hügel; Hang, Steigung, Steigung, Anstieg, häufeln

route - Route, Leitung, Strecke, Richtung; leiten, routen, lotsen

footpath - Fußweg, Fußpfad

fields - Felder; Feld

Along this same footpath, Oliver well-remembered he had trotted beside Mr. Bumble, when he first carried him to the workhouse from the farm. His way lay directly in front of the cottage. His heart beat quickly when he bethought himself of this; and he half resolved to turn back. He had come a long way though, and should lose a great deal of time by doing so.

bethought - überlegt; besinnen

turn back - umkehren

Besides, it was so early that there was very little fear of his being seen; so he walked on.

He reached the house. There was no appearance of its inmates stirring at that early hour. Oliver stopped, and peeped into the garden. A child was weeding one of the little beds; as he stopped, he raised his pale face and disclosed the features of one of his former companions.

stirring - rührend; ergreifend, bewegend

peeped - gepiepst; (peep hole) Schauloch; (to peep through) durchgucken

weeding - Unkraut jäten; (weed) aussondern

Oliver felt glad to see him, before he went; for, though younger than himself, he had been his little friend and playmate. They had been beaten, and starved, and shut up together, many and many a time.

playmate - Spielkameradin; Spielgefährte, Spielkamerad, Playmate

"Hush, Dick!" said Oliver, as the boy ran to the gate, and thrust his thin arm between the rails to greet him. "Is any one up?"

Dick - Schwanz, erigierter Penis (vulg.)

rails - Schienen; Gleis, Schiene, Reling, Geländer

greet - grüßen, begrüßen

"Nobody but me," replied the child.

"You musn't say you saw me, Dick," said Oliver. "I am running away. They beat and ill-use me, Dick; and I am going to seek my fortune, some long way off. I don't know where. How pale you are!"

running away - ausreißend

seek - suchen

"I heard the doctor tell them I was dying," replied the child with a faint smile. "I am very glad to see you, dear; but don't stop, don't stop!"

"Yes, yes, I will, to say good-b'ye to you," replied Oliver. "I shall see you again, Dick. I know I shall! You will be well and happy!"

"I hope so," replied the child. "After I am dead, but not before. I know the doctor must be right, Oliver, because I dream so much of Heaven, and Angels, and kind faces that I never see when I am awake. Kiss me," said the child, climbing up the low gate, and flinging his little arms round Oliver's neck. "Good-b'ye, dear! God Bless you!"

not before - erst als, nicht früher als, erst wenn

dream - Traum, Wunsch, träumen, wünschen

Heaven - Der Himmel; Himmel, Firmament, Paradies

angels - Engeln; Engel

awake - munter, wach; erwachen, aufwachen

kiss - küssen

climbing up - hinaufsteigend

flinging - Schleudern; Affäre (Liebesaffäre)

Bless you - Gesundheit! (nach dem Niesen)

The blessing was from a young child's lips, but it was the first that Oliver had ever heard invoked upon his head; and through the struggles and sufferings, and troubles and changes, of his after life, he never once forgot it.

blessing - Segen, Segnung, Segnen, Segnen; (bless); Segen, Segnung, Segnen

invoked - angerufen; anrufen, sich berühmen, aufrufen

sufferings - leidend, Leiden

troubles - Probleme; Ärger, Schwierigkeit, Anstrengung, Bemühung, Mühe


encounters - Begegnungen; treffen, begegnen, Begegnung, Treffen

Oliver reached the stile at which the by-path terminated; and once more gained the high-road. It was eight o'clock now. Though he was nearly five miles away from the town, he ran, and hid behind the hedges, by turns, till noon: fearing that he might be pursued and overtaken. Then he sat down to rest by the side of the milestone, and began to think, for the first time, where he had better go and try to live.

stile - Zaunübertritt, Pfosten m

by-path - (by-path) Seitenweg

terminated - abgebrochen; abbrechen, terminieren, entlassen

Gained - Gewonnen; Gewinn, Zunahme, Verstärkung; erwerben, gewinnen

hid - versteckt; (hide) verstecken

hedges - Hecken; Hecke

noon - Mittag

fearing - fürchten, befürchten, Angst haben; Furcht, Schreck, Befürchtung

pursued - Verfolgt; verfolgen, folgen, beschreiten, nachjagen, nachgehen

overtaken - überholt; überholen, aufholen, überholen

milestone - Kilometerstein, Meilenstein, Postmeilensäule, Etappenziel

The stone by which he was seated, bore, in large characters, an intimation that it was just seventy miles from that spot to London. The name awakened a new train of ideas in the boy's mind.

intimation - Andeutung

spot - Fleck, Punkt, Pickel, Pustel, Bisschen, Stelle, Ort, Werbespot

London!"that great place!"nobody"not even Mr. Bumble"could ever find him there! He had often heard the old men in the workhouse, too, say that no lad of spirit need want in London; and that there were ways of living in that vast city, which those who had been bred up in country parts had no idea of.

old men - Greise

vast - riesig; beträchtlich, weit, ausgedehnt, enorm

those - die; jene

bred - gezüchtet; (breed) Zucht, Art, Rasse, Sorte; (breed); aufziehen

It was the very place for a homeless boy, who must die in the streets unless some one helped him. As these things passed through his thoughts, he jumped upon his feet, and again walked forward.

homeless - obdachlos, wohnungslos

thoughts - Gedanken; Gedanke

jumped - gesprungen; (to jump) springen, hüpfen

He had diminished the distance between himself and London by full four miles more, before he recollected how much he must undergo ere he could hope to reach his place of destination. As this consideration forced itself upon him, he slackened his pace a little, and meditated upon his means of getting there. He had a crust of bread, a coarse shirt, and two pairs of stockings, in his bundle. He had a penny too"a gift of Sowerberry's after some funeral in which he had acquitted himself more than ordinarily well"in his pocket. "A clean shirt," thought Oliver, "is a very comfortable thing; and so are two pairs of darned stockings; and so is a penny; but they are small helps to a sixty-five miles'walk in winter time.

diminished - vermindert; vermindern, verkleinern, reduzieren, verringern

distance between - Abstand zwischen

undergo - unterziehen; durchmachen

ere - hier

place of destination - Bestimmungsort

forced - gezwungen; zwingen, forcieren, erzwingen; Stärke, Macht

slackened - erlahmt; entspannen

meditated - meditiert; meditieren

crust - Kruste, Rinde

bundle - Bündel

gift - Geschenk, Präsent, Begabung, Talent, schenken

acquitted - freigesprochen; freisprechen, für unschuldig erklären, befreien

But Oliver's thoughts, like those of most other people, although they were extremely ready and active to point out his difficulties, were wholly at a loss to suggest any feasible mode of surmounting them; so, after a good deal of thinking to no particular purpose, he changed his little bundle over to the other shoulder, and trudged on.

extremely - extrem, äußerst, krass

active - aktiv; gewandt, flink, tätig, rührig

suggest - vorschlagen

feasible - durchführbar, machbar, ausführbar, realisierbar

surmounting - Überwinden; übersteigend; (surmount); überwinden

trudged - gestapft; stapfen, schleppen

Oliver walked twenty miles that day; and all that time tasted nothing but the crust of dry bread, and a few draughts of water, which he begged at the cottage-doors by the road-side. When the night came, he turned into a meadow; and, creeping close under a hay-rick, determined to lie there, till morning.

tasted - geschmeckt; Geschmack, Schmecken

draughts - Luftzug; Spielstein

meadow - Wiese, Weide, Aue

creeping - schleichend; kriechen, schleichen, schleichen, kriechen

Hay - Heu

rick - Getreide, Schober

He felt frightened at first, for the wind moaned dismally over the empty fields: and he was cold and hungry, and more alone than he had ever felt before. Being very tired with his walk, however, he soon fell asleep and forgot his troubles.

moaned - gestöhnt; Stöhnen

dismally - trostlos, düstere

asleep - schlafen, schlafen

He felt cold and stiff, when he got up next morning, and so hungry that he was obliged to exchange the penny for a small loaf, in the very first village through which he passed. He had walked no more than twelve miles, when night closed in again.

Exchange - austauschen, umtauschen, tauschen

His feet were sore, and his legs so weak that they trembled beneath him. Another night passed in the bleak damp air, made him worse; when he set forward on his journey next morning he could hardly crawl along.

sore - sauer; weh, wund, schmerzend, schmerzhaft

weak - schwach; out, unschön, häßlich, uninteressant

trembled - gezittert; zittern, Zittern

bleak - düster; kahl, öde, Laube (Fischart)

crawl - krabbeln; kriechen

He waited at the bottom of a steep hill till a stage-coach came up, and then begged of the outside passengers; but there were very few who took any notice of him: and even those told him to wait till they got to the top of the hill, and then let them see how far he could run for a halfpenny. Poor Oliver tried to keep up with the coach a little way, but was unable to do it, by reason of his fatigue and sore feet.

bottom - unten; Boden, Grund, Unterseite, passiv

stage - Stufe, Etappe, Bühne

coach - Kutsche; Wagen; Trainer, Trainerin, Coach, Coachin, Reisebus

passengers - Passagiere; Passagier, Passagierin, Fahrgast, Fahrgästin

unable - unfähig, untauglich

fatigue - Müdigkeit, Ermüdung, Schlappheit, Überdruss

When the outsides saw this, they put their halfpence back into their pockets again, declaring that he was an idle young dog, and didn't deserve anything; and the coach rattled away and left only a cloud of dust behind.

halfpence - halbe Pence

declaring - bekanntmachen, bekanntgeben, deklarieren, ausrufen, aussagen

deserve - verdienen

rattled - verunsichert; klappern, rasseln, erschüteln, knattern

cloud - Wolke; verschleiern

In some villages, large painted boards were fixed up: warning all persons who begged within the district, that they would be sent to jail.

district - Bezirk, Kreis, Landkreis, Stadtteil

jail - im Gefängnis; Gefängnis

This frightened Oliver very much, and made him glad to get out of those villages with all possible expedition. In others, he would stand about the inn-yards, and look mournfully at every one who passed: a proceeding which generally terminated in the landlady's ordering one of the post-boys who were lounging about, to drive that strange boy out of the place, for she was sure he had come to steal something. If he begged at a farmer's house, ten to one but they threatened to set the dog on him; and when he showed his nose in a shop, they talked about the beadle"which brought Oliver's heart into his mouth,"very often the only thing he had there, for many hours together.

expedition - Expedition

stand about - herumstehen

Inn - Gasthaus; Herberge

yards - (der) Yard

mournfully - trauernd; traurig, klagend, trübsinnig

proceeding - Wie geht es weiter; fortsetzend, verfahrend; (proceed); vorgehen

landlady - Vermieterin, Hauswirtin

steal - stehlen, entwenden, klauen, rauben, Schnäppchen, Diebstahl

In fact, if it had not been for a good-hearted turnpike-man, and a benevolent old lady, Oliver's troubles would have been shortened by the very same process which had put an end to his mother's; in other words, he would most assuredly have fallen dead upon the king's highway.

turnpike - Schlagbaum; Drehschranke; Mautstraße

shortened - verkürzt; verkürzen, kürzer werden

assuredly - Sicherlich

king - König

highway - Autobahn; Hauptstraße, Chaussee

But the turnpike-man gave him a meal of bread and cheese; and the old lady, who had a shipwrecked grandson wandering barefoot in some distant part of the earth, took pity upon the poor orphan, and gave him what little she could afford"and more"with such kind and gentle words, and such tears of sympathy and compassion, that they sank deeper into Oliver's soul, than all the sufferings he had ever undergone.

shipwrecked - schiffbrüchig; Schiffswrack

grandson - Enkelsohn, Enkel, Großsohn

wandering - wandernd; (wander) irren, wandern

barefoot - barfuß

distant - weit entfernt; abgelegen, abstehend, distanziert, entfernt

sympathy - Mitleid, Mitgefühl, Empathie, Einfühlungsvermögen, Sympathie

compassion - Mitleid, Erbarmen, Mitgefühl

undergone - durchlaufen; durchmachen

Early on the seventh morning after he had left his native place, Oliver limped slowly into the little town of Barnet. The window-shutters were closed; the street was empty; not a soul had awakened to the business of the day. The sun was rising in all its splendid beauty; but the light only served to show the boy his own lonesomeness and desolation, as he sat, with bleeding feet and covered with dust, upon a door-step.

seventh - siebte; Septime

native place - Heimatort

limped - gehumpelt; schlapp; hinken, lahmen

splendid - glänzend; prächtig; hervorragend

beauty - Schönheit; Schöner, Schöne, Prachtstück

lonesomeness - Einsamkeit

desolation - Verwüsten, Verwüstung, Verwüstetsein, Verlassenheit

bleeding - Blutungen; Blutung; (bleed); bluten; ausbluten; entlüften; Blutung; Beschnitt

by degrees, the shutters were opened; the window-blinds were drawn up; and people began passing to and fro. Some few stopped to gaze at Oliver for a moment or two, or turned round to stare at him as they hurried by; but none relieved him, or troubled themselves to inquire how he came there. He had no heart to beg. And there he sat.

by degrees - nach und nach

blinds - Jalousien; blind, blind, unkritisch, ignorant, blind, Jalousie

stare - starren, anstarren

troubled - beunruhigt; Ärger, Schwierigkeit, Anstrengung, Bemühung, Mühe

inquire - erkundigen

He had been crouching on the step for some time: wondering at the great number of public-houses (every other house in Barnet was a tavern, large or small), gazing listlessly at the coaches as they passed through, and thinking how strange it seemed that they could do, with ease, in a few hours, what it had taken him a whole week of courage and determination beyond his years to accomplish: when he was roused by observing that a boy, who had passed him carelessly some minutes before, had returned, and was now surveying him most earnestly from the opposite side of the way. He took little heed of this at first; but the boy remained in the same attitude of close observation so long, that Oliver raised his head, and returned his steady look.

gazing - starrt; anstarren

listlessly - lustlose, lustlos

coaches - Kutsche, Wagen, Trainer, Trainerin, Coach, Coachin, Reisebus

courage - Courage, Herz, Mut, Tapferkeit

beyond - darüber hinaus; jenseits

accomplish - zu erreichen; vollenden

surveying - Vermessung; (survey); Umfrage; Untersuchung; Vermessung; überblicken; untersuchen; abschätzen

earnestly - ernsthaft

opposite side - Gegenseite

heed - beachtet; beherzigen, beachten

steady - beständig; stetig; stabilisieren

Upon this, the boy crossed over; and walking close up to Oliver, said,

crossed - gekreuzt; Kreuz

close up - Großaufnahme

"Hullo, my covey! What's the row?"

Hullo - Hallo!

covey - eine Bucht; Hecke

The boy who addressed this inquiry to the young wayfarer, was about his own age: but one of the queerest looking boys that Oliver had even seen. He was a snub-nosed, flat-browed, common-faced boy enough; and as dirty a juvenile as one would wish to see; but he had about him all the airs and manners of a man. He was short of his age: with rather bow-legs, and little, sharp, ugly eyes. His hat was stuck on the top of his head so lightly, that it threatened to fall off every moment"and would have done so, very often, if the wearer had not had a knack of every now and then giving his head a sudden twitch, which brought it back to its old place again.

inquiry - Anfrage, Erkundigung, Abfrage, Untersuchung, Erforschung

wayfarer - Wanderer; Wandersmann

queerest - seltsam, unwohl, schwul, lesbisch, queer, Queers, Homosexueller

snub - brüskieren, rüffeln

browed - gebräunt

manners - Manieren; Weise, Manier

stuck on - angeklebt

lightly - leichtfertig; leicht

fall off - herunterstürzen, sinken, abfallen, herunterfallen

wearer - Trägerin

knack - Geschicklichkeit; Gabe, Talent, Geschick, Fertigkeit

twitch - zucken; zupfen

He wore a man's coat, which reached nearly to his heels. He had turned the cuffs back, half-way up his arm, to get his hands out of the sleeves: apparently with the ultimate view of thrusting them into the pockets of his corduroy trousers; for there he kept them. He was, altogether, as roystering and swaggering a young gentleman as ever stood four feet six, or something less, in the bluchers.

heels - Absätze; Hinterende des Hobels, Ferse

hands out - (hand out) austeilen

sleeves - Ärmel, Hülse, Schutzhülle, Tülle, Köcher, Hülle, Muffe

ultimate - letzter, ultimativ, äußerster

corduroy trousers - Cordhose , Kordhose

roystering - Royster

swaggering - Prahlerei; schwadronierend; (swagger) Prahlerei; schwadronierend

bluchers - Gutscheine; Blücher

"Hullo, my covey! What's the row?" said this strange young gentleman to Oliver.

"I am very hungry and tired," replied Oliver: the tears standing in his eyes as he spoke. "I have walked a long way. I have been walking these seven days."

seven days - siebentägig

"Walking for sivin days!" said the young gentleman. "Oh, I see. Beak's order, eh? But," he added, noticing Oliver's look of surprise, "I suppose you don't know what a beak is, my flash com-pan-i-on."

beak - Schnabel, Zinken

surprise - Überraschung; Überraschung

flash - Blitzlicht; aufleuchten, blitzen, aufflammen

Oliver mildly replied, that he had always heard a bird's mouth described by the term in question.

mildly - sanft, mild

"My eyes, how green!" exclaimed the young gentleman. "Why, a beak's a madgst'rate; and when you walk by a beak's order, it's not straight forerd, but always agoing up, and niver a coming down agin. Was you never on the mill?"

madgst - Wahnsinnig

rate - Wechselkurs, Devisenkurs, Kurs; Kommunalsteuer

forerd - vordern

agoing - vor

Mill - Promille, 1/10 Prozent; Mühle, Fabrik; fräsen, anfräsen

"What mill?" inquired Oliver.

"What mill! Why, the mill"the mill as takes up so little room that it'll work inside a Stone Jug; and always goes better when the wind's low with people, than when it's high; acos then they can't get workmen. But come," said the young gentleman; "you want grub, and you shall have it.

takes up - (take up) anlagern

jug - Kanne, Krug

workmen - Handwerker; Arbeiter

grub - fressen; Larve, Wurm, Fressalien, Futter

I'm at low-water-mark myself"only one bob and a magpie; but, as far as it goes, I'll fork out and stump. Up with you on your pins. There! now then! Morrice!"

Bob - Troddel; tanzen (Boot); Bob (Frisur)

Magpie - Elster

fork - gabeln, aufspalten; Aufspaltung, Gabelung, Gabel

stump - Stumpf; Estompe; ratlos sein, verblüfft sein

pins - Stecknadeln; Zapfen, Bolzen

now then - nun also

Assisting Oliver to rise, the young gentleman took him to an adjacent chandler's shop, where he purchased a sufficiency of ready-dressed ham and a half-quartern loaf, or, as he himself expressed it, "a fourpenny bran!" the ham being kept clean and preserved from dust, by the ingenious expedient of making a hole in the loaf by pulling out a portion of the crumb, and stuffing it therein. Taking the bread under his arm, the young gentlman turned into a small public-house, and led the way to a tap-room in the rear of the premises.

assisting - assistieren, helfen, beistehen, unterstützen, vorlegen, Vorlage

rise - steigen; Kursanstieg; Aufgang, Gehaltszulage, Aufschwung

adjacent - angrenzend

chandler - Kerzenmacher, Kerzenmacherin, Kerzenzieher, Kerzenzieherin

purchased - gekauft; Einkauf, Kauf, Kauf, Anschaffung, Anschaffung, kaufen

Ham - Schinken

fourpenny - Vierpfennig

bran - Kleie

preserved - Konserve, Eingemachtes

pulling out - herausziehend

crumb - Krümel

stuffing - Füllmaterial, Füllung; (stuff); Sachen, Kram, Zeug, Ding, Stoff

public-house - (public-house) Schankwirtschaft

premises - Prämisse, Voraussetzung, Lokal

Here, a pot of beer was brought in, by direction of the mysterious youth; and Oliver, falling to, at his new friend's bidding, made a long and hearty meal, during the progress of which the strange boy eyed him from time to time with great attention.

pot - Blumentopf

mysterious - geheimnisvoll; mysteriös; rätselhaft

falling to - zufallend

progress - fortschreiten, Fortschritte machen, weiterkommen; Fortgang

"Going to London?" said the strange boy, when Oliver had at length concluded.

concluded - abgeschlossen; beenden, schließen, zu Ende führen, abschließen


"Got any lodgings?"

lodgings - Unterbringung; Unterkunft




The strange boy whistled; and put his arms into his pockets, as far as the big coat-sleeves would let them go.

whistled - gepfiffen; Pfeife, Trillerpfeife, Flöte, Pfeifen

"Do you live in London?" inquired Oliver.

"Yes. I do, when I'm at home," replied the boy. "I suppose you want some place to sleep in to-night, don't you?"

some place - irgendwo

"I do, indeed," answered Oliver. "I have not slept under a roof since I left the country."

roof - überdachen; Autodach, Dach

"Don't fret your eyelids on that score," said the young gentleman. "I've got to be in London to-night; and I know a 'spectable old gentleman as lives there, wot'll give you lodgings for nothink, and never ask for the change"that is, if any genelman he knows interduces you. And don't he know me? Oh, no! Not in the least! By no means. Certainly not!"

fret - beunruhigen; sich grämen

eyelids - Augenlider; Augenlid

score - Spielergebnis, Spielstand, Punktzahl, Partitur, anritzen

interduces - interveniert

The young gentleman smiled, as if to intimate that the latter fragments of discourse were playfully ironical; and finished the beer as he did so.

fragments - Fragmente; Fragment

playfully - spielerisch

ironical - ironisch

This unexpected offer of shelter was too tempting to be resisted; especially as it was immediately followed up, by the assurance that the old gentleman referred to, would doubtless provide Oliver with a comfortable place, without loss of time.

unexpected - unerwartet

shelter - Unterkunft; Zuflucht, Obdach, Zufluchtsort, Schutzraum

tempting - verführerisch, verlockend

resisted - widerstanden; widerstreben, widerstehen, widerstreiten

referred - verwiesen; überweisen (an)

doubtless - zweifelsfrei, zweifellos

loss of time - Zeitverlust

This led to a more friendly and confidential dialogue; from which Oliver discovered that his friend's name was Jack Dawkins, and that he was a peculiar pet and protege of the elderly gentleman before mentioned.

confidential - vertraulich

Jack - Hans, Hanns, Hannes, Hänsel

peculiar - eigentümlich; merkwürdig, seltsam

pet - Haustier, Liebling

protege - Schützling

As John Dawkins objected to their entering London before nightfall, it was nearly eleven o'clock when they reached the turnpike at Islington. They crossed from the Angel into St.

objected to - beanstandete

entering - eintreten; eingegeben; (enter); reingehen, hineingehen

nightfall - Einbruch der Nacht, Einbruch der Dunkelheit, Zwielicht

angel - Engel

John's Road; struck down the small street which terminates at Sadler's Wells Theatre; through Exmouth Street and Coppice Row; down the little court by the side of the workhouse; across the classic ground which once bore the name of Hockley-in-the-Hole; thence into Little Saffron Hill; and so into Saffron Hill the Great: along which the Dodger scudded at a rapid pace, directing Oliver to follow close at his heels.

terminates - beendet; abbrechen, terminieren, entlassen

coppice - Niederwald; Stockausschlag

classic - klassisch; Klassiker

thence - von dort aus; daher

saffron - Safran; Safranfarbe, Safrangelb, safranfarbig

dodger - Schwindler; Umgeher, Ausweicher, Sprayhood

scudded - verschüttet; fliehen, eilen, jagen, lenzen (Naut.); Bö, Windstoß

rapid - schnell; Stromschnelle

directing - Regie führen; direkt, unmittelbar, beaufsichtigen, inszenieren

Although Oliver had enough to occupy his attention in keeping sight of his leader, he could not help bestowing a few hasty glances on either side of the way, as he passed along. A dirtier or more wretched place he had never seen. The street was very narrow and muddy, and the air was impregnated with filthy odours.

occupy - in Anspruch nehmen, belegen, bewohnen, besetzen, okkupieren

leader - Anführer, Anführerin, Leiter, Hauptmann

bestowing - Verleihung; verstauen, einlagern, unterbringen, schenken

hasty - voreilig; hastig, eilig

Muddy - trübe, schlammig

impregnated - geschwängert; schwängern, besamen, befruchten, imprägnieren

odours - Gerüche; Geruch

There were a good many small shops; but the only stock in trade appeared to be heaps of children, who, even at that time of night, were crawling in and out at the doors, or screaming from the inside. The sole places that seemed to prosper amid the general blight of the place, were the public-houses; and in them, the lowest orders of Irish were wrangling with might and main.

stock - in Bausch und Bogen, Aktien, Inventar

heaps - haufenweise; Menschenmenge, Masse, Haufen, Haufe, Heap, Haufen

crawling - (crawl) krabbeln, kriechen; (crawl) (crawl) krabbeln, kriechen

screaming - Schrei, schreien

sole - Seezunge, Sohle, einzig

Prosper - Wohlstand; gedeihen, prosperieren, florieren

amid - inmitten; mitten unter

blight - Feuerbrand; Braunfäule; Geißel, Seuche, Plage, Heimsuchung

lowest - niedrigsten; tief, niedrig, nieder, leise (Stimme); muhen

wrangling - Gerangel; (wrangle) streiten; (wrangle); treiben; rangeln

Covered ways and yards, which here and there diverged from the main street, disclosed little knots of houses, where drunken men and women were positively wallowing in filth; and from several of the door-ways, great ill-looking fellows were cautiously emerging, bound, to all appearance, on no very well-disposed or harmless errands.

diverged - divergiert; divergieren, auseinandergehen, auseinanderstreben

knots - Knoten, Knäuel

wallowing - Schwelgen; (wallow) im Schmutz wälzen; (wallow) Schwelgen; (wallow) im Schmutz wälzen

filth - Schmutz, Dreck

emerging - entstehen; erscheinen, auftauchen, herauskommen, davonkommen

harmless - harmlos, unschädlich, ungefährlich

errands - Besorgungen; Besorgung, Auftrag, Besorgung

Oliver was just considering whether he hadn't better run away, when they reached the bottom of the hill. His conductor, catching him by the arm, pushed open the door of a house near Field Lane; and drawing him into the passage, closed it behind them.

considering - in Betracht ziehen; entsprechend, unter Berücksichtigung

pushed open - aufgestoßen

field - Feld, Gefilde, Heide, tHeideland

lane - Fahrspur; Gasse; Spur, Route

"Now, then!" cried a voice from below, in reply to a whistle from the Dodger.

"Plummy and slam!" was the reply.

slam - zuschlagen, hart anpacken, zuknallen; harte Kritik

This seemed to be some watchword or signal that all was right; for the light of a feeble candle gleamed on the wall at the remote end of the passage; and a man's face peeped out, from where a balustrade of the old kitchen staircase had been broken away.

watchword - Motto, Schlagwort, Parole, Losung

signal - Signal; Signal; signalisieren

feeble - kraftlos, schwach, dürftig

gleamed - schimmerte; Schimmer; durchschimmern, glänzen

remote - ferngesteuert; fern, entfernt, abgelegen, fernbetrieb

balustrade - Balustrade

broken away - (break away) abbrechen

"There's two on you," said the man, thrusting the candle farther out, and shielding his eyes with his hand. "Who's the t'other one?"

shielding - Schild, abgeschirmt, Abschirmung; abschirmen

"A new pal," replied Jack Dawkins, pulling Oliver forward.

pal - Kumpel, Kamerad

pulling - herausziehen; (pull); ziehen

"Where did he come from?"

"Greenland. Is Fagin upstairs?"

Greenland - Grönland

"Yes, he's a sortin'the wipes. Up with you!" The candle was drawn back, and the face disappeared.

sortin - Sortieren

wipes - Tücher; löschen, abstreifen, abwischen, aufreiben, wischen

Oliver, groping his way with one hand, and having the other firmly grasped by his companion, ascended with much difficulty the dark and broken stairs: which his conductor mounted with an ease and expedition that showed he was well acquainted with them.

ascended - aufgestiegen; steigen, aufsteigen

acquainted - kennengelernt; vertraut machen, in Kenntnis setzen

He threw open the door of a back-room, and drew Oliver in after him.

The walls and ceiling of the room were perfectly black with age and dirt. There was a deal table before the fire: upon which were a candle, stuck in a ginger-beer bottle, two or three pewter pots, a loaf and butter, and a plate. In a frying-pan, which was on the fire, and which was secured to the mantelshelf by a string, some sausages were cooking; and standing over them, with a toasting-fork in his hand, was a very old shrivelled Jew, whose villainous-looking and repulsive face was obscured by a quantity of matted red hair. He was dressed in a greasy flannel gown, with his throat bare; and seemed to be dividing his attention between the frying-pan and the clothes-horse, over which a great number of silk handkerchiefs were hanging. Several rough beds made of old sacks, were huddled side by side on the floor. Seated round the table were four or five boys, none older than the Dodger, smoking long clay pipes, and drinking spirits with the air of middle-aged men. These all crowded about their associate as he whispered a few words to the Jew; and then turned round and grinned at Oliver.

ginger - mit Ingwer würzen; Ingwer

pewter - Hartzinn; Zinnkrug, Zinnseidel

pots - Töpfe; Blumentopf

plate - Teller; Platte (Druckplatte); Lagerplatte, Lochstein (Uhr)

frying-pan - (frying-pan) Bratpfanne

secured - gesichert; sicher, geschützt, beschützt, sicher, geschützt

string - Schnur; Zeichenkette, String, Saite, auffädeln, einfädeln

sausages - Wurst, Würstchen

toasting - toastend, röstend; (toast) toastend, röstend

shrivelled - geschrumpft; schrumpeln, verschrumpeln

Jew - Jude, Jüdin, Jude, Jüdin

obscured - verdunkelt; obskur, dunkel, vernebelt, finster, düster

quantity - Quantität, Menge, in Klammern

matted - verfilzt; Matte

greasy - schmierig, rutschig, fettig

flannel - Flanell

gown - Gewand; Umhang, Umwurf, Überwurf, Kleid, Abendkleid, Robe

dividing - Aufteilen; abteilend, teilend; (divide); aufteilen, einteilen

silk - Seide

hanging - (to hang) hängen, schweben; (hang) (to hang) hängen, schweben

huddled - zusammengedrängt; wirrer Haufen

smoking - rauchen; (smoke) rauchen

pipes - Rohre; Flöte, Orgelpfeife, Rohr

associate - Mitarbeiterin; Weggefährte; vereinigen

grinned - grinst; (to grin) grinsen, strahlen

So did the Jew himself, toasting-fork in hand.

"This is him, Fagin," said Jack Dawkins; "my friend Oliver Twist."

"We are very glad to see you, Oliver, very," said the Jew. "Dodger, take off the sausages; and draw a tub near the fire for Oliver. Ah, you're a-staring at the pocket-handkerchiefs! eh, my dear. There are a good many of 'em, ain't there? We've just looked 'em out, ready for the wash; that's all, Oliver; that's all. Ha! ha! ha!"

tub - Wanne; Dose; q

The latter part of this speech, was hailed by a boisterous shout from all the hopeful pupils of the merry old gentleman. In the midst of which they went to supper.

Speech - Sprache; Rede, Ansprache

hailed - jdm. zujubeln; (Hail to thee!) Wohl dir!, Sei gegrüßt!

boisterous - ungestüm, ausgelassen, lebendig, lebhaft

shout - Schrei, Zuruf; rufen, schreien, laut schreien

hopeful - hoffnungsvoll

pupils - Schulkind, Pupille, Schüler

midst - mittendrin; Mitten, Mitte, inmitten

Oliver ate his share, and the Jew then mixed him a glass of hot gin-and-water: telling him he must drink it off directly, because another gentleman wanted the tumbler. Oliver did as he was desired. Immediately afterwards he felt himself gently lifted on to one of the sacks; and then he sunk into a deep sleep.

mixed - gemischt; verrühren, mischen, mixen, vermischen, versetzen

tumbler - Trinkglas, Tumbler, Glasbecher, Tümmler

deep sleep - Tiefschlaf


particulars - Einzelheiten; speziell, bestimmt, spezifisch, genau, einzeln

concerning - Was bedeutet das; Sorge, Anliegen

It was late next morning when Oliver awoke, from a sound, long sleep. There was no other person in the room but the old Jew, who was boiling some coffee in a saucepan for breakfast, and whistling softly to himself as he stirred it round and round, with an iron spoon. He would stop every now and then to listen when there was the least noise below: and when he had satisfied himself, he would go on whistling and stirring again, as before.

awoke - erwacht; munter, wach; erwachen, aufwachen

boiling - kochend; (boil); kochend

saucepan - Kochtopf, Kasserolle

whistling - (whistle) pfeifen; (whistle); Pfeife, Trillerpfeife, Flöte

noise - Lärm, Geräusch, Krach, Rauschen, Störung

as before - wie bisher, wie zuvor, wie vorher

Oliver was precisely in this condition. He saw the Jew with his half-closed eyes; heard his low whistling; and recognised the sound of the spoon grating against the saucepan's sides: and yet the self-same senses were mentally engaged, at the same time, in busy action with almost everybody he had ever known.

recognised - anerkannt; anerkennen

grating - knirschend; Gitter; (grate) knirschend; Gitter

sides - Seiten; Flanke, Rand, Mannschaft, Team

mentally - geistig, psychisch, mental

engaged - verlobt; beschäftigen, anstellen, angreifen, anlegen, einrasten

When the coffee was done, the Jew drew the saucepan to the hob. Standing, then in an irresolute attitude for a few minutes, as if he did not well know how to employ himself, he turned round and looked at Oliver, and called him by his name. He did not answer, and was to all appearances asleep.

hob - Kochfeld; Fräser (Wälzfräsen), Wälzfräser

irresolute - unentschlossen

employ - beschäftigen; einstellen, anstellen, anwerben, einsetzen

all appearances - allem Anschein nach

After satisfying himself upon this head, the Jew stepped gently to the door: which he fastened. He then drew forth: as it seemed to Oliver, from some trap in the floor: a small box, which he placed carefully on the table. His eyes glistened as he raised the lid, and looked in. Dragging an old chair to the table, he sat down; and took from it a magnificent gold watch, sparkling with jewels.

satisfying - zufriedenstellend; befriedigen, zufriedenstellen

fastened - befestigen, festmachen

trap - eine Falle; Fallgrube, Falle, Fahrt (im Bergwerk); einfangen

small box - Kästchen

lid - Deckel

dragging - Planierschleppe; nachschleppen, schleppen, ziehen

magnificent - großartig; prächtig; ausgezeichnet

sparkling - glitzernd, funkelnd, prickelnd, sprudelnd; (sparkle); glitzernd

jewels - Juwelen; Edelstein, Juwel

"Aha!" said the Jew, shrugging up his shoulders, and distorting every feature with a hideous grin. "Clever dogs! Clever dogs! Staunch to the last! Never told the old parson where they were. Never poached upon old Fagin! And why should they? It wouldn't have loosened the knot, or kept the drop up, a minute longer. No, no, no! Fine fellows! Fine fellows!"

shrugging - Schulterzucken

distorting - verzerren, verzerren

feature - sich auszeichnen durch, gekennzeichnet sein durch;Merkmal , Besonderheit , Eigenschaft ;Feuilleton (Artikel);etw. darbieten

grin - (to grin) grinsen, strahlen

staunch - standhaft; loyal, vertrauensvoll, treu, beharrlich, ausdauernd

parson - Pfarrer; Pastor

Poached - Pochiert; abwerben (Kunden), pochieren

loosened - gelockert; lösen, lockern

knot - Knoten, Knäuel

With these, and other muttered reflections of the like nature, the Jew once more deposited the watch in its place of safety. At least half a dozen more were severally drawn forth from the same box, and surveyed with equal pleasure; besides rings, brooches, bracelets, and other articles of jewellery, of such magnificent materials, and costly workmanship, that Oliver had no idea, even of their names.

muttered - gemurmelt; murmeln

reflections - Überlegungen; Reflexion, Abbild

safety - Sicherheit, Gefahrlosigkeit, Griffsicherung, Safety

dozen - Dutzend; Dutzende (''of'': von)

severally - getrennt

surveyed - befragt; Umfrage, Untersuchung, Vermessung, überblicken

rings - Ringe; Ring, Kreis

brooches - Broschen; Brosche

bracelets - Armbänder; Armband

jewellery - Schmuck

materials - Materialien; materiell, materiell, Material

costly - teuer, kostspielig

workmanship - Handwerkskunst

Having replaced these trinkets, the Jew took out another: so small that it lay in the palm of his hand. There seemed to be some very minute inscription on it; for the Jew laid it flat upon the table, and shading it with his hand, pored over it, long and earnestly. At length he put it down, as if despairing of success; and, leaning back in his chair, muttered:

replaced - ersetzt; zurückstellen, ersetzen

trinkets - Schmuckstücke; Schmuck, Schmuckstück

lay in - einkellern

palm - Handfläche; Palme, Schaufel (am Geweih)

inscription - Inschrift; Aufschrift, Münzaufschrift, Widmung

shading - Schattierung; Schraffierung, Dunkeltönung

pored - gebohrt; Pore

despairing - verzweifelt; verzweifeln, Verzweiflung

"What a fine thing capital punishment is! Dead men never repent; dead men never bring awkward stories to light. Ah, it's a fine thing for the trade! Five of 'em strung up in a row, and none left to play booty, or turn white-livered!"

capital punishment - Todesstrafe

repent - bereuen

awkward - peinlich; ungeschickt, unbeholfen, umständlich, tollpatschig

strung - bespannt; Schnur, Zeichenkette, String, Saite, String

booty - Beute

livered - gelebt; Leber

As the Jew uttered these words, his bright dark eyes, which had been staring vacantly before him, fell on Oliver's face; the boy's eyes were fixed on his in mute curiousity; and although the recognition was only for an instant"for the briefest space of time that can possibly be conceived"it was enough to show the old man that he had been observed.

uttered - geäußert; äußerst

vacantly - unbesetzt

curiousity - Neugierde

recognition - Erkennen, Wiedererkennen, Erkennung, Anerkennung

briefest - am kürzesten; kurz, prägnant, kurze Zusammenfassung, briefen

conceived - erdacht; konzipieren, erdenken, ersinnen, empfangen, verstehen

He closed the lid of the box with a loud crash; and, laying his hand on a bread knife which was on the table, started furiously up. He trembled very much though; for, even in his terror, Oliver could see that the knife quivered in the air.

crash - Absturz; Zusammenstoß, Krach, Zusammenbruch; zusammenbrechen

quivered - gezittert; zittern

"What's that?" said the Jew. "What do you watch me for? Why are you awake? What have you seen? Speak out, boy! Quick"quick! for your life."

"I wasn't able to sleep any longer, sir," replied Oliver, meekly. "I am very sorry if I have disturbed you, sir."

wasn - Was

disturbed - beunruhigt; stören

"You were not awake an hour ago?" said the Jew, scowling fiercely on the boy.

scowling - finster blickend; (scowl) finster blickend

"No! No, indeed!" replied Oliver.

"Are you sure?" cried the Jew: with a still fiercer look than before: and a threatening attitude.

fiercer - heftiger; wild, heftig, bedrohlich

"Upon my word I was not, sir," replied Oliver, earnestly. "I was not, indeed, sir."

"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 mere sport. "Of course I know that, my dear. I only tried to frighten you. You're a brave boy. Ha! ha! you're a brave boy, Oliver." The Jew rubbed his hands with a chuckle, but glanced uneasily at the box, notwithstanding.

abruptly - abrupt, plötzlich, unerwartet, abgerissen, abschüssig

induce - einleiten; dazu bringen, anstacheln, bewirken, verursachen

belief - Glauben; Glaube

frighten - Angst machen, erschrecken, beängstigen

Brave - tapfer, mutig, Krieger

chuckle - leises Lachen, Glucksen, glucken (Henne); glucksen

uneasily - unbehaglich

"Did you see any of these pretty things, my dear?" said the Jew, laying his hand upon it after a short pause.

"Yes, sir," replied Oliver.

"Ah!" said the Jew, turning rather pale. "They"they're mine, Oliver; my little property. All I have to live upon, in my old age. The folks call me a miser, my dear. Only a miser; that's all."

property - Eigentum, Besitz, Anwesen, Grundbesitz, Grundstück, Eigenschaft

miser - Geizhals, Geizkragen, Geiziger, Geizige

Oliver thought the old gentleman must be a decided miser to live in such a dirty place, with so many watches; but, thinking that perhaps his fondness for the Dodger and the other boys, cost him a good deal of money, he only cast a deferential look at the Jew, and asked if he might get up.

fondness - Zärtlichkeit, Vorliebe

"Certainly, my dear, certainly," replied the old gentleman. "Stay. There's a pitcher of water in the corner by the door. Bring it here; and I'll give you a basin to wash in, my dear."

Pitcher - Werfer, Krug

Oliver got up; walked across the room; and stooped for an instant to raise the pitcher. When he turned his head, the box was gone.

He had scarcely washed himself, and made everything tidy, by emptying the basin out of the window, agreeably to the Jew's directions, when the Dodger returned: accompanied by a very sprightly young friend, whom Oliver had seen smoking on the previous night, and who was now formally introduced to him as Charley Bates.

tidy - aufgeräumt; sauber, ordentlich, aufräumen, säubern, ordnen

emptying - Entleerung; entleerend, leerend

agreeably - zustimmen; angenehm

directions - Richtungen; Richtung, Führung, Regie

sprightly - rüstig; lebhaft

Bates - schwächen, verringern, beizen (Gerberei)

The four sat down, to breakfast, on the coffee, and some hot rolls and ham which the Dodger had brought home in the crown of his hat.

rolls - Brötchen; Rolle, Roulade, Walze, Semmel; drehen, wälzen

"Well," said the Jew, glancing slyly at Oliver, and addressing himself to the Dodger, "I hope you've been at work this morning, my dears?"

slyly - durchtrieben; verschmitzt, schlau

"Hard," replied the Dodger.

"As nails," added Charley Bates.

"Good boys, good boys!" said the Jew. "What have you got, Dodger?"

"A couple of pocket-books," replied that young gentlman.

couple - Paar; einige, ein paar

"Lined?" inquired the Jew, with eagerness.

"Pretty well," replied the Dodger, producing two pocket-books; one green, and the other red.

"Not so heavy as they might be," said the Jew, after looking at the insides carefully; "but very neat and nicely made. Ingenious workman, ain't he, Oliver?"

insides - Innenleben; Innenseite, Inneres

neat - ordentlich, sauber, geschickt, hübsch

nicely - nett; gut

"Very indeed, sir," said Oliver. At which Mr. Charles Bates laughed uproariously; very much to the amazement of Oliver, who saw nothing to laugh at, in anything that had passed.

uproariously - aufrüttelnd

"And what have you got, my dear?" said Fagin to Charley Bates.

"Wipes," replied Master Bates; at the same time producing four pocket-handkerchiefs.

"Well," said the Jew, inspecting them closely; "they're very good ones, very. You haven't marked them well, though, Charley; so the marks shall be picked out with a needle, and we'll teach Oliver how to do it. Shall us, Oliver, eh? Ha! ha! ha!"

inspecting - begutachten, untersuchen, inspizieren, inspizieren, prüfen

closely - dicht, eng, nah, nahe

marked - markiert; Markus, Markus, Markus

marks - Zeichen; Markus, Markus, Markus

picked out - (pick out) aussuchen

needle - Nadel; hänseln

"If you please, sir," said Oliver.

"You'd like to be able to make pocket-handkerchiefs as easy as Charley Bates, wouldn't you, my dear?" said the Jew.

"Very much, indeed, if you'll teach me, sir," replied Oliver.

Master Bates saw something so exquisitely ludicrous in this reply, that he burst into another laugh; which laugh, meeting the coffee he was drinking, and carrying it down some wrong channel, very nearly terminated in his premature suffocation.

exquisitely - exquisit

ludicrous - lächerlich

Channel - kanalisieren; Kanal

premature - frühreif; vorzeitig, verfrüht

suffocation - Erstickung

"He is so jolly green!" said Charley when he recovered, as an apology to the company for his unpolite behaviour.

jolly - fröhlich; vergnügt, lustig

apology - Entschuldigung; Apologie

unpolite - unhöflich

When the breakfast was cleared away; the merry old gentlman and the two boys played at a very curious and uncommon game, which was performed in this way. The merry old gentleman, placing a snuff-box in one pocket of his trousers, a note-case in the other, and a watch in his waistcoat pocket, with a guard-chain round his neck, and sticking a mock diamond pin in his shirt: buttoned his coat tight round him, and putting his spectacle-case and handkerchief in his pockets, trotted up and down the room with a stick, in imitation of the manner in which old gentlemen walk about the streets any hour in the day. Sometimes he stopped at the fire-place, and sometimes at the door, making believe that he was staring with all his might into shop-windows. At such times, he would look constantly round him, for fear of thieves, and would keep slapping all his pockets in turn, to see that he hadn't lost anything, in such a Very funny and natural manner, that Oliver laughed till the tears ran down his face.

cleared away - weggeräumt

uncommon - ungebräuchlich; ungewöhnlich

guard - Wächter; Parierstange; Schutz; schützen, bewachen

sticking - klebend, festklebend; (stick) klebend, festklebend

Mock - Spott; Nachahmung, Imitation, Parodie, Veralberung, Prototyp

diamond - Stern, Diamant

buttoned - zugeknöpft; Schaltfläche, Taster, Knopf, Taste

tight - knapp, eng, dicht, tight, fest

making believe - weismachend

shop-windows - (shop-windows) Schaufenster

constantly - ständig; regelmäßig; konstant

thieves - Diebe; Dieb, Diebin

slapping - Klaps, Schlag, Makeup

Very funny - So ein Witzbold! (ironisch)

ran down - überrannten

All this time, the two boys followed him closely about: getting out of his sight, so nimbly, every time he turned round, that it was impossible to follow their motions. At last, the Dodger trod upon his toes, or ran upon his boot accidently, while Charley Bates stumbled up against him behind; and in that one moment they took from him, with the most extraordinary rapidity, snuff-box, note-case, watch-guard, chain, shirt-pin, pocket-handkerchief, even the spectacle-case. If the old gentlman felt a hand in any one of his pockets, he cried out where it was; and then the game began all over again.

nimbly - leichtfüßig; flink

impossible - unmöglich

motions - Bewegungen; Bewegung

trod - getreten; schritt, zertrat, trat; (tread) getreten; schritt

toes - Zehen; Zeh, Zehe, Zeh, Zehe, Spur, Vorspur (5)

accidently - versehentlich

stumbled - gestolpert; Stolpern

rapidity - Schnelligkeit

pin - Zapfen, Bolzen, Schraubendrehereinsatz; feststecken, anheften

When this game had been played a great many times, a couple of young ladies called to see the young gentleman; one of whom was named Bet, and the other Nancy.

bet - Wetteinsatz, wetten, Wette; riskieren

Nancy - Tunte (ugs.)

They wore a good deal of hair, not very neatly turned up behind, and were rather untidy about the shoes and stockings. They were not exactly pretty, perhaps; but they had a great deal of colour in their faces, and looked quite stout and hearty. Being remarkably free and agreeable in their manners, Oliver thought them very nice girls indeed. As there is no doubt they were.

neatly - sauber, ordentlich, geschickt

untidy - unordentlich

remarkably - bemerkenswert

The visitors stopped a long time. Spirits were produced, in consequence of one of the young ladies complaining of a coldness in her inside; and the conversation took a very convivial and improving turn.

complaining - beschweren; (complain); sich beschweren, klagen, sich beklagen

coldness - Kälte

convivial - gesellig

At length, Charley Bates expressed his opinion that it was time to pad the hoof. This, it occurred to Oliver, must be French for going out; for directly afterwards, the Dodger, and Charley, and the two young ladies, went away together, having been kindly furnished by the amiable old Jew with money to spend.

pad - Unterlage, Polster, Matte, Stütze

hoof - Huf

French - Französisch

went away - (go away) fortgehen, weichen, verreisen

furnished - eingerichtet; möblieren, einrichten, ausrüsten

"There, my dear," said Fagin. "That's a pleasant life, isn't it? They have gone out for the day."

"Have they done work, sir?" inquired Oliver.

"Yes," said the Jew; "that is, unless they should unexpectedly come across any, when they are out; and they won't neglect it, if they do, my dear, depend upon it. Make 'em your models, my dear. Make 'em your models," tapping the fire-shovel on the hearth to add force to his words; "do everything they bid you, and take their advice in all matters"especially the Dodger's, my dear. He'll be a great man himself, and will make you one too, if you take pattern by him.

shovel - Schaufel, Schüppe, schaufeln, schippen

bid - Angebot, reizen, Gebot, Bieten, bieten

Is my handkerchief hanging out of my pocket, my dear?" said the Jew, stopping short.

"Yes, sir," said Oliver.

"See if you can take it out, without my feeling it; as you saw them do, when we were at play this morning."

Oliver held up the bottom of the pocket with one hand, as he had seen the Dodger hold it, and drew the handkerchief lightly out of it with the other.

"Is it gone?" cried the Jew.

"Here it is, sir," said Oliver, showing it in his hand.

"You're a clever boy, my dear," said the playful old gentleman, patting Oliver on the head approvingly. "I never saw a sharper lad. Here's a shilling for you. If you go on, in this way, you'll be the greatest man of the time. And now come here, and I'll show you how to take the marks out of the handkerchiefs."

sharper - schärfer; (sharp); scharf; scharfsinning; spitz, -is, hoch

shilling - Schilling

Oliver wondered what picking the old gentleman's pocket in play, had to do with his chances of being a great man. But, thinking that the Jew, being so much his senior, must know best, he followed him quietly to the table, and was soon deeply involved in his new study.

chances - Chancen; riskieren, zufällig geschehen; Chance, Zufall

senior - älter

quietly - ruhig, leise

Involved - Involviert; umfassen, etwas komplizieren, gehen um, verwirren


purchases - Käufe; Einkauf, Kauf, Kauf, Anschaffung, Anschaffung, kaufen

For many days, Oliver remained in the Jew's room, picking the marks out of the pocket-handkerchief, (of which a great number were brought home,) and sometimes taking part in the game already described: which the two boys and the Jew played, regularly, every morning. At length, he began to languish for fresh air, and took many occasions of earnestly entreating the old gentleman to allow him to go out to work with his two companions.

regularly - regulär; regelmäßig

languish - ermatten, erschlaffen, siechen, schmachten, sehnen

Entreating - Bitten; ersuchen

allow - erlauben, zulassen, akzeptieren, mit einberechnen

At length, one morning, Oliver obtained the permission he had so eagerly sought. There had been no handkerchiefs to work upon, for two or three days, and the dinners had been rather meagre. Perhaps these were reasons for the old gentleman's giving his assent; but, whether they were or no, he told Oliver he might go, and placed him under the joint guardianship of Charley Bates, and his friend the Dodger.

sought - gesucht; suchen

meagre - notdürftig (knapp, spärlich); karg (Einkommen, Mahl), mager

assent - zustimmen, behaupten

guardianship - Vormundschaft, Schutz

The three boys sallied out; the Dodger with his coat-sleeves tucked up, and his hat cocked, as usual; Master Bates sauntering along with his hands in his pockets; and Oliver between them, wondering where they were going, and what branch of manufacture he would be instructed in, first.

sallied - geflüchtet; aufbrechen

tucked up - zurückgestreift

sauntering - schlendernd; (saunter); erman: müßig umherschlendern; bummeln (to saunter about); erman: Umherschlendern; gemächliche Wanderung; Schlendergang

manufacture - Produktion, Herstellung, Produkt, herstellen, erzeugen

The pace at which they went, was such a very lazy, ill-looking saunter, that Oliver soon began to think his companions were going to deceive the old gentleman, by not going to work at all. The Dodger had a vicious propensity, too, of pulling the caps from the heads of small boys and tossing them down areas; while Charley Bates exhibited some very loose notions concerning the rights of property, by pilfering divers apples and onions from the stalls at the kennel sides, and thrusting them into pockets which were so surprisingly capacious, that they seemed to undermine his whole suit of clothes in every direction.

saunter - erman: müßig umherschlendern; bummeln (to saunter about); erman: Umherschlendern; gemächliche Wanderung; Schlendergang

propensity - Neigung, Tendenz

caps - Mützen; Ventilkappe; Mütze, Haube, Kappe

exhibited - ausgestellt; zeigen, zur Schau stellen, ausstellen, vorzeigen

loose - verlassen, lose, locker

notions - Vorstellungen; Ahnung, Ansicht, Auffassung, Begriff, Denkbild

pilfering - Diebstahl, Raub; (pilfer); klauen, stehlen, stibitzen, mopsen

divers - Taucher, Taucherin

stalls - Stände; Strömungsabriss

surprisingly - überraschenderweise

capacious - geräumig

undermine - unterlaufen, untergraben, unterminieren, schwächen

These things looked so bad, that Oliver was on the point of declaring his intention of seeking his way back, in the best way he could; when his thoughts were suddenly directed into another channel, by a very mysterious change of behaviour on the part of the Dodger.

seeking - suchen

suddenly - plötzlich, urplötzlich

They were just emerging from a narrow court not far from the open square in Clerkenwell, which is yet called, by some strange perversion of terms, "The Green": when the Dodger made a sudden stop; and, laying his finger on his lip, drew his companions back again, with the greatest caution and circumspection.

perversion - Verdrehung, Perversion

circumspection - Vorsichtsmaßnahmen; Umsicht

"What's the matter?" demanded Oliver.

What's the matter? - Was ist (denn) los?

demanded - gefordert; Nachfrage, Bedarf, Nachfrage, Anspruch, verlangen

"Hush!" replied the Dodger. "Do you see that old cove at the book-stall?"

Cove - Bucht, Hohlkehle (Profil), Wölbung

stall - hinhalten; Strömungsabriss

"The old gentleman over the way?" said Oliver. "Yes, I see him."

over the way - gegenüber

"He'll do," said the Dodger.

"A prime plant," observed Master Charley Bates.

prime - wichtigste

Oliver looked from one to the other, with the greatest surprise; but he was not permitted to make any inquiries; for the two boys walked stealthily across the road, and slunk close behind the old gentleman towards whom his attention had been directed. Oliver walked a few paces after them; and, not knowing whether to advance or retire, stood looking on in silent amazement.

stealthily - heimlich, verstohlen

slunk - geschlichen; schleichen, Frühgeburt

advance - erhöhen, erheben, befördern, vorrücken, Fortschritt, Vorschuss

retire - in den Ruhestand gehen; pensionieren, zurücktreten

The old gentleman was a very respectable-looking personage, with a powdered head and gold spectacles. He was dressed in a bottle-green coat with a black velvet collar; wore white trousers; and carried a smart bamboo cane under his arm. He had taken up a book from the stall, and there he stood, reading away, as hard as if he were in his elbow-chair, in his own study.

respectable - respektabel; angesehen, geachtet

personage - Persönlichkeit

velvet - Samt

bamboo - Bambus, Bambusrohr

taken up - aufgegriffen

elbow - Ellbogen; Rohrbogen; Ellbogenstoß; ellbögeln

It is very possible that he fancied himself there, indeed; for it was plain, from his abstraction, that he saw not the book-stall, nor the street, nor the boys, nor, in short, anything but the book itself: which he was reading straight through: turning over the leaf when he got to the bottom of a page, beginning at the top line of the next one, and going regularly on, with the greatest interest and eagerness.

fancied - Lust gehabt; extravagant, originell

plain - unscheinbar, einfach, vollständige, ehrlich

turning over - umblätternd

leaf - Blatt, Laubblatt, Platte

What was Oliver's horror and alarm as he stood a few paces off, looking on with his eyelids as wide open as they would possibly go, to see the Dodger plunge his hand into the old gentleman's pocket, and draw from thence a handkerchief! To see him hand the same to Charley Bates; and finally to behold them, both running away round the corner at full speed!

alarm - Alarm, Alarmsignal, Alarmstimmung, Wecker, Alarm schlagen

plunge - stürzen; eintauchen, tauchen

finally - schließlich; endlich; definitiv, checkletztendlich

round the corner - um die Ecke

In an instant the whole mystery of the hankerchiefs, and the watches, and the jewels, and the Jew, rushed upon the boy's mind.

hankerchiefs - Taschentücher

He stood, for a moment, with the blood so tingling through all his veins from terror, that he felt as if he were in a burning fire; then, confused and frightened, he took to his heels; and, not knowing what he did, made off as fast as he could lay his feet to the ground.

veins - Venen; Vene, Ader, Geäder

confused - verwirrt; verwirren, konfundieren, verwechseln, vermischen

made off - davongemacht

This was all done in a minute's space. In the very instant when Oliver began to run, the old gentleman, putting his hand to his pocket, and missing his handkerchief, turned sharp round. Seeing the boy scudding away at such a rapid pace, he very naturally concluded him to be the depredator; and shouting "Stop thief!" with all his might, made off after him, book in hand.

scudding - Abhauen; fliehen, eilen, jagen, lenzen (Naut.); Bö, Windstoß

depredator - Plünderer

thief - Dieb, Diebin

But the old gentleman was not the only person who raised the hue-and-cry. The Dodger and Master Bates, unwilling to attract public attention by running down the open street, had merely retired into the very first doorway round the corner.

hue-and-cry - (hue-and-cry) Geschrei und Gezeter

retired - im Ruhestand; pensionieren, zurücktreten, sich zurückziehen

They no sooner heard the cry, and saw Oliver running, than, guessing exactly how the matter stood, they issued forth with great promptitude; and, shouting "Stop thief!" too, joined in the pursuit like good citizens.

promptitude - Pünktlichkeit

pursuit - Verfolgung

citizens - Staatsbürger, Staatsbürgerin, Bürger, Bürgerin, Einwohner

Although Oliver had been brought up by philosophers, he was not theoretically acquainted with the beautiful axiom that self-preservation is the first law of nature. If he had been, perhaps he would have been prepared for this. Not being prepared, however, it alarmed him the more; so away he went like the wind, with the old gentleman and the two boys roaring and shouting behind him.

theoretically - theoretisch, prinzipiell, rein gedanklich, vom Gedanken her

axiom - Axiom, Annahme, Postulat, Grundannahme

law - Gesetz, Jura, Rechtswissenschaft

roaring - brüllend; Gebrüll; (roar); brüllen; Tosen; Brüllen; Aufheulen

"Stop thief! Stop thief!" There is a magic in the sound. The tradesman leaves his counter, and the car-man his waggon; the butcher throws down his tray; the baker his basket; the milkman his pail; the errand-boy his parcels; the school-boy his marbles; the paviour his pickaxe; the child his battledore.

magic - Zauberei, Zauber, Magie, Hexerei

butcher - niedermetzeln, niedermachen; Metzger, Schlächter

throws - Wurf; werfen (du wirfst, er wirft), ich/er/sie würfe

tray - Tablett, Servierbrett

Baker - Bäcker, Bäckerin

basket - Korb

milkman - Milchmann

pail - Eimer

errand - Besorgungen; Besorgung, Auftrag

parcels - Pakete; Paket

marbles - Murmeln; Marmor, Murmel, marmorieren

paviour - Verhalten

pickaxe - Spitzhacke, Pickel

battledore - Federballschläger; Bleuel, Wäschebleuel, Waschbleuel

Away they run, pell-mell, helter-skelter, slap-dash: tearing, yelling, screaming, knocking down the passengers as they turn the corners, rousing up the dogs, and astonishing the fowls: and streets, squares, and courts, re-echo with the sound.

skelter - hasten

slap - Ohrfeige; Klaps, Schlag, Makeup, Schminke, klatschen

Dash - Bindestrich, Gedankenstrich, Querstrich, Spurt, Sprint

yelling - (yell) kreischen, schreien; (yell) (yell) kreischen, schreien

knocking down - (knock down) überfahren, zuschlagen, niederschlagen

corners - Ecken; Ecke, Winkel, Ecke, Ecke, Ecke, in die Enge treiben

rousing - mitreißend; wachrufen, wecken

astonishing - Erstaunlich; erstaunen

fowls - Hühner; Geflügel

squares - Quadrate; Quadrat

Courts - Gerichte; Hof, Hof, Hof, Hofstaat, Hof, Gericht

Echo - Echo, Widerhall, Tastaturecho, Bildschirmecho, widerhallen

"Stop thief! Stop thief!" The cry is taken up by a hundred voices, and the crowd accumulate at every turning. Away they fly, splashing through the mud, and rattling along the pavements: up go the windows, out run the people, onward bear the mob, a whole audience desert Punch in the very thickest of the plot, and, joining the rushing throng, swell the shout, and lend fresh vigour to the cry, "Stop thief! Stop thief!"

voices - Stimmen; äußern

crowd - Menschenmenge, Masse

accumulate - ansammeln; aufstauen; sich vermehren

splashing - anspritzend, platschend

mud - Schmutz, Schlamm; Rollenspiel im Internet

rattling - klappernd, ratternd, klirrend, rasselnd; (rattle) klappernd

pavements - Bürgersteige; Asphalt, Pflaster

mob - Meute, Pöbel

audience - Publikum, Zuschauer, Audienzen, Audienz

desert - Wüste, wüst, Ă–de; verlassen, desertieren, im Stich lassen

Punch - Kasperle; Stanze, Faustschlag

thickest - am dicksten; dick, dick, dicht, dick, plump, mitten in

plot - Handlung, Plot, Ausdruck, Komplott, planen, ausarbeiten

rushing - hetzend, sausend; (rush) hetzend, sausend

throng - Menschengewühl, Gedränge, Menschenmenge, Schwarm

swell - anschwellen; Schwellen

lend - Verleihen; leihen

"Stop thief! Stop thief!" There is a passion FOR hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast. One wretched breathless child, panting with exhaustion; terror in his looks; agony in his eyes; large drops of perspiration streaming down his face; strains every nerve to make head upon his pursuers; and as they follow on his track, and gain upon him every instant, they hail his decreasing strength with joy. "Stop thief!

hunting - Jagd; (hunt); jagen; suchen; Jagd

breathless - atemlos

panting - hechelnd; hecheln, keucheln

exhaustion - Erschöpfung, Ermattung

drops - Tropfen; fallen lassen, senken, weglassen, aufgeben

streaming - strömend; (stream); Bach; Strom; Datenstrom; strömen; streamen

strains - Stämme; Spannung, starke Inanspruchnahme, Zug; anstrengen

pursuers - Verfolger, Verfolgerin

track - Spur; Fußspur; Fußsohle; Trampelpfad; Bahn, Strecke, Kurs

gain - Gewinn, Zunahme, Verstärkung; erwerben, gewinnen, erlangen

hail - jdm. zujubeln;(Hail to thee!) Wohl dir!, Sei gegrüßt!

decreasing - abnehmend; abnehmen, verringern, Verringerung

strength - Stärke, Kraft, Festigkeit, Mumm

Ay, stop him For God's sake, were it only in mercy!

For God's sake - Um Gottes willen!

Stopped at last! A clever blow. He is down upon the pavement; and the crowd eagerly gather round him: each new comer, jostling and struggling with the others to catch a glimpse. "stand aside!" "Give him a little air!" "Nonsense! he don't deserve it." "Where's the gentleman?" "Here his is, coming down the street." "Make room there for the gentleman!" "Is this the boy, sir!" "Yes."

pavement - Bürgersteig; Asphalt, Pflaster

gather - sammeln, versammeln

comer - Kommende

jostling - drängeln; anrempelnd; (jostle); drängeln; Drängelei, Gedrängel

struggling with - abmühend

Glimpse - Ein Blick; Blick; Aufblitzen, Aufleuchten, Schimmer, entdecken

stand aside - beiseite treten

Oliver lay, covered with mud and dust, and bleeding from the mouth, looking wildly round upon the heap of faces that surrounded him, when the old gentleman was officiously dragged and pushed into the circle by the foremost of the pursuers.

heap - Menschenmenge, Masse, Haufen, Haufe, Heap

circle - Kreis, Zirkel, Augenringe, umkreisen, einkreisen

"Yes," said the gentleman, "I am afraid it is the boy."

"Afraid!" murmured the crowd. "That's a good 'un!"

"Poor fellow!" said the gentleman, "he has hurt himself."

hurt - weh tun, schmerzen, verletzen, quälen, verletzt

"I did that, sir," said a great lubberly fellow, stepping forward; "and preciously I cut my knuckle agin'his mouth. I stopped him, sir."

lubberly - gummiartig; ungeschickt, ungeübt

stepping forward - hervortretend

preciously - wertvoll; kostbare, kostbar

knuckle - Fingerknöchel

"Come, get up," said the man, roughly.

roughly - ungefähr; grob; uneben

"It wasn't me indeed, sir. Indeed, indeed, it was two other boys," said Oliver, clasping his hands passionately, and looking round. "They are here somewhere."

"Oh no, they ain't," said the officer. He meant this to be ironical, but it was true besides; for the Dodger and Charley Bates had filed off down the first convenient court they came to.

filed off - abgefeilt

Convenient - bequem, einfach, gelegen, genehm

"Come, get up!"

"Don't hurt him," said the old gentleman, compassionately.

compassionately - mitfühlend

"Oh no, I won't hurt him," replied the officer, tearing his jacket half off his back, in proof thereof. "Come, I know you; it won't do. Will you stand upon your legs, you young devil?"

thereof - davon

Oliver, who could hardly stand, made a shift to raise himself on his feet, and was at once lugged along the streets by the jacket-collar, at a rapid pace. The gentleman walked on with them by the officer's side; and as many of the crowd as could achieve the feat, got a little ahead, and stared back at Oliver from time to time. The boys shouted in triumph; and on they went.

shift - Schicht; Verschiebung, Verlagerung, Verstellung, Gangschaltung

lugged - geschleppt; zerren, schleppen; Anschlussklemme, Vorsprung, Ă–se

achieve - erreichen, realisieren, schaffen, erlangen

ahead - voraus, vorne, vorn, oben, geradeaus

shouted - geschrien; Schrei, Zuruf; rufen, schreien, laut schreien

triumph - Sieg, Erfolg


Fang - Fang, Fangzahn

furnishes - einrichtet; möblieren, einrichten, ausrüsten

specimen - Exemplar, Muster, Spezimen, Probe

administering - darreichen, verabreichen, verwalten, administrieren

The offence had been committed within the district, and indeed in the immediate neighborhood of, a very notorious metropolitan police office. The crowd had only the satisfaction of accompanying Oliver through two or three streets, and down a place called Mutton Hill, when he was led beneath a low archway, and up a dirty court, into this dispensary of summary justice, by the back way.

committed - verpflichtet; einweisen, einliefern, begehen, verbrechen

neighborhood - Nachbarschaft, Umgebung, Kiez, Viertel

notorious - notorisch

metropolitan - Großstädter; hauptstädtisch; Frankreich, ???

archway - Torbogen, Arkade, Bogengang

Dispensary - Arzneimittelausgabe, Medikamentenausgabe

summary - zusammenfassend; Zusammenfassung

It was a small paved yard into which they turned; and here they encountered a stout man with a bunch of whiskers on his face, and a bunch of keys in his hand.

paved - gepflastert; mit Platten auslegen, pflastern, bepflastern

whiskers - Schnurrhaare; Barthaar

bunch of keys - Schlüsselbund

"What's the matter now?" said the man carelessly.

"A young fogle-hunter," replied the man who had Oliver in charge.

fogle - vernebeln; Fogle

Hunter - Jäger, Jagdhund, Jäger, Verfolger

"Are you the party that's been robbed, sir?" inquired the man with the keys.

robbed - ausgeraubt; rauben, berauben, Raubbau treiben, ausrauben

"Yes, I am," replied the old gentleman; "but I am not sure that this boy actually took the handkerchief. I"I would rather not press the case."

actually - Ja, also eigentlich ...;eigentlich, wirklich, tatsächlich

press - Presse (Maschine), Presse (Zeitung); drängen, drücken

"Must go before the magistrate now, sir," replied the man. "His worship will be disengaged in half a minute. Now, young gallows!"

gallows - Galgen; (gallow) Galgen

This was an invitation for Oliver to enter through a door which he unlocked as he spoke, and which led into a stone cell. Here he was searched; and nothing being found upon him, locked up.

enter - reingehen, hineingehen, hereingehen, eintreten

searched - durchsucht; Suche, suchen, absuchen, durchsuchen, suchen

This cell was in shape and size something like an area cellar, only not so light. It was most intolerably dirty; for it was Monday morning; and it had been tenanted by six drunken people, who had been locked up, elsewhere, since Saturday night. But this is little.

intolerably - unerträglich

elsewhere - anderswo

In our station-houses, men and women are every night confined on the most trivial charges"the word is worth noting"in dungeons, compared with which, those in Newgate, occupied by the most atrocious felons, tried, found guilty, and under sentence of death, are palaces. Let any one who doubts this, compare the two.

confined - eingesperrt; beschränken, Begrenzung

most trivial - gehaltloseste

charges - Gebühren; Entgelt

dungeons - Verliese; Verlies

atrocious - entsetzlich

felons - Nagelbettentzündung, Schwerverbrecher

found guilty - überführt

sentence of death - Todesurteil

palaces - Paläste; Palast; Schloss

doubts - bezweifeln, zweifeln, Zweifel

The old gentleman looked almost as rueful as Oliver when the key grated in the lock. He turned with a sigh to the book, which had been the innocent cause of all this disturbance.

grated - gerieben; Gitter, Feuerrost, Rost; (Käse) reiben, rastern

lock - sperren; Schloss

sigh - Seufzen, Seufzer, Säuseln (Wind); säuseln (Wind)

disturbance - Störung; Störenfried, Geistesstörung

"There is something in that boy's face," said the old gentleman to himself as he walked slowly away, tapping his chin with the cover of the book, in a thoughtful manner; "something that touches and interests me. Can he be innocent? He looked like"Bye the bye," exclaimed the old gentleman, halting very abruptly, and staring up into the sky, "Bless my soul!"where have I seen something like that look before?"

cover - Deckel, Abdeckung, Versteck, Einband, agazine, Decke, Gedeck

thoughtful - nachdenklich, bedächtig, aufmerksam

touches - berührt; anfassen, berühren, rühren, Berührung, Berührung

halting - anhaltend, zögerlich; (halt) anhaltend, zögerlich

sky - Himmel; (am) Firmament

After musing for some minutes, the old gentleman walked, with the same meditative face, into a back anteroom opening from the yard; and there, retiring into a corner, called up before his mind's eye a vast amphitheatre of faces over which a dusky curtain had hung for many years. "No," said the old gentleman, shaking his head; "it must be imagination."

musing - sinnend, grübelnd, nachgrübelnd, nachsinnend; (mus); sinnend

meditative - meditativ

anteroom - Vorraum

retiring - in den Ruhestand gehen; pensionieren, zurücktreten

amphitheatre - Amphitheater

dusky - düster

curtain - Vorhang

imagination - Phantasie; Vorstellungskraft, Imagination, Einbildungskraft

He wandered over them again.

He had called them into view, and it was not easy to replace the shroud that had so long concealed them. There were the faces of friends, and foes, and of many that had been almost strangers peering intrusively from the crowd; there were the faces of young and blooming girls that were now old women; there were faces that the grave had changed and closed upon, but which the mind, superior to its power, still dressed in their old freshness and beauty, calling back the lustre of the eyes, the brightness of the smile, the beaming of the soul through its mask of clay, and whispering of beauty beyond the tomb, changed but to be heightened, and taken from earth only to be set up as a light, to shed a soft and gentle glow upon the path to Heaven.

replace - zurückstellen; ersetzen

shroud - Leichentuch, Totenhemd

concealed - versteckt; verbergen, verheimlichen, verschleiern, verschweigen

foes - Feinde; Feind

peering - spähen; seinesgleichen, Beaufsichtigende; schielen, starren

intrusively - aufdringlich

blooming - blühen; Blüte, Blütenpracht, Duft

superior - überlegen, höher, höherstehend, übergeordnet, Vorgesetzter

freshness - Frische

calling back - zurückberufend

lustre - Kronleuchter, Glanz, Glanzton

brightness - Funkeln, Glanz, Helligkeit, Aufgewecktheit

beaming - Beamen; strahlend

mask - Maske; abkleben (zum Schutz); abdecken, maskieren

tomb - Grabmal, Gruft

heightened - verschärft; erhöhen, vergrößern

shed - Schuppen; (to shed) vergießen, abstoßen, lsowerden

soft - sanft, mild, weich

glow - glühen; abstrahlen; leuchten; Glühen

path - Weg, Pfad

But the old gentleman could recall no one countenance of which Oliver's features bore a trace. So, he heaved a sigh over the recollections he awakened; and being, happily for himself, an absent old gentleman, buried them again in the pages of the musty book.

recall - zurückrufen; erinnern

recollections - Erinnern Sie sich; Erinnerung

Happily - glücklicherweise, fröhlich, bereitwillig, gerne

absent - (absent-minded) abwesend, geistesabwesend, unaufmerksam

musty - miefig, muffig

He was roused by a touch on the shoulder, and a request from the man with the keys to follow him into the office. He closed his book hastily; and was at once ushered into the imposing presence of the renowned Mr. Fang.

touch - anfassen, berühren, Berührung, Tasten, Spur

request - Anfrage; anfordern, erwünschen, verlangen nach, begehren

renowned - bekannt; Ansehen

The office was a front parlour, with a panelled wall. Mr. Fang sat behind a bar, at the upper end; and on one side the door was a sort of wooden pen in which poor little Oliver was already deposited; trembling very much at the awfulness of the scene.

panelled wall - getäfelte Wand

awfulness - Schrecklichkeit

Mr. Fang was a lean, long-backed, stiff-necked, middle-sized man, with no great quantity of hair, and what he had, growing on the back and sides of his head. His face was stern, and much flushed. If he were really not in the habit of drinking rather more than was exactly good for him, he might have brought action against his countenance for libel, and have recovered heavy damages.

lean - knapp, schlank, hager, mager

necked - verkniffen; knutschen; Genick, Zapfen (Wellenhals), Nacken

sized - dimensioniert; Konfektionsgröße, Körpergröße, Format; ausmessen

libel - Verleumdung; (schriftlich) verleumden

damages - Schadenersatz; Schaden, Schaden, beschädigen

The old gentleman bowed respectfully; and advancing to the magistrate's desk, said, suiting the action to the word, "That is my name and address, sir." He then withdrew a pace or two; and, with another polite and gentlemanly inclination of the head, waited to be questioned.

respectfully - respektvoll

suiting - Anzug; behagend

withdrew - zurückgezogen; annullieren, entziehen, abziehen, ausscheiden

polite - höflich

gentlemanly - gentlemanlike

inclination - Neigung

Now, it so happened that Mr. Fang was at that moment perusing a leading article in a newspaper of the morning, adverting to some recent decision of his, and commending him, for the three hundred and fiftieth time, to the special and particular notice of the Secretary of State for the Home Department. He was out of temper; and he looked up with an angry scowl.

adverting - Werbung; Zeitungsanzeige; hinweisen

commending - lobend; belobigen, beglückwünschen, loben, anvertrauen

fiftieth - fünfzigste

secretary - Sekretär, Sekretärin, Staatssekretär, Schreibsekretär

temper - Gereiztheit, Laune, Temperament, Anlassen, Ausheizen

scowl - Stirnrunzeln; mürrischer Gesichtsausdruck; finster blicken

"Who are you?" said Mr. Fang.

The old gentleman pointed, with some surprise, to his card.

"Officer!" said Mr. Fang, tossing the card contemptuously away with the newspaper. "Who is this fellow?"

"My name, sir," said the old gentleman, speaking like a gentleman, "my name, sir, is Brownlow. Permit me to inquire the name of the magistrate who offers a gratuitous and unprovoked insult to a respectable person, under the protection of the bench." Saying this, Mr. Brownlow looked around the office as if in search of some person who would afford him the required information.

permit - Genehmigung; zulassen, erlauben; Erlaubnis, Erlaubnisschein

offers - Angebote; offerieren, anbieten, bieten, zeigen; Antrag, Offerte

gratuitous - unentgeltlich

unprovoked - unprovoziert

"Officer!" said Mr. Fang, throwing the paper on one side, "what's this fellow charged with?"

throwing - Werfen; (to throw) schmeißen; (throw) Werfen; (to throw) schmeißen

charged - aufgeladen; Entgelt

"He's not charged at all, your worship," replied the officer. "He appears against this boy, your worship."

against this - hiergegen

His worship knew this perfectly well; but it was a good annoyance, and a safe one.

safe - sicher, gefahrlos, Tresor, Safe, Geldschrank

"Appears against the boy, does he?" said Mr. Fang, surveying Mr. Brownlow contemptuously from head to foot. "Swear him!"

"Before I am sworn, I must beg to say one word," said Mr. Brownlow; "and that is, that I really never, without actual experience, could have believed""

sworn - geschworen; schwören

actual - tatsächlich, konkret, gegenwärtig, aktuell

"Hold your tongue, sir!" said Mr. Fang, peremptorily.

peremptorily - peremptorisch

"I will not, sir!" replied the old gentleman.

"Hold your tongue this instant, or I'll have you turned out of the office!" said Mr. Fang. "You're an insolent impertinent fellow. How dare you bully a magistrate!"

insolent - unverschämt; beleidigend, verletzend, anmaßend, überheblich

impertinent - unverschämt, impertinent, irrelevant, unwichtig

bully - Raufbold ;jdn. unter Druck setzen;einschüchtern, schikanieren, nötigen

"What!" exclaimed the old gentleman, reddening.

reddening - Rötung; erröten, röten

"Swear this person!" said Fang to the clerk. "I'll not hear another word. Swear him."

Mr. Brownlow's indignation was greatly roused; but reflecting perhaps, that he might only injure the boy by giving vent to it, he suppressed his feelings and submitted to be sworn at once.

greatly - sehr; außerordentlich, großartig

reflecting - reflektieren, zurückspiegeln, spiegeln, sich spiegeln

injure - verletzen

suppressed - unterdrückt; unterdrücken, unterdrücken, unterdrücken

submitted - vorgelegt; sich fügen, vorlegen, einreichen, unterwerfen

"Now," said Fang, "what's the charge against this boy? What have you got to say, sir?"

"I was standing at a bookstall"" Mr. Brownlow began.

bookstall - Bücherstand; Zeitungsstand

"Hold your tongue, sir," said Mr. Fang. "Policeman! Where's the policeman? Here, swear this policeman. Now, policeman, what is this?"

The policeman, with becoming humility, related how he had taken the charge; how he had searched Oliver, and found nothing on his person; and how that was all he knew about it.

"Are there any witnesses?" inquired Mr. Fang.

witnesses - Zeugnis

"None, your worship," replied the policeman.

Mr. Fang sat silent for some minutes, and then, turning round to the prosecutor, said in a towering passion.

turning round - umlenkend

Prosecutor - Ankläger; Staatsanwalt, Staatsanwältin, Amtsanwalt

towering - überragend; starker Rückhalt, Turm; emporragen, hochragen, ragen

"Do you mean to state what your complaint against this boy is, man, or do you not? You have been sworn. Now, if you stand there, refusing to give evidence, I'll punish you for disrespect to the bench; I will, by""

stand there - dastehen

refusing - Müll; abweisen, verweigern, abschlagen, ablehnen

disrespect - Nichtachtung, Respektlosigkeit

By what, or by whom, nobody knows, for the clerk and jailor coughed very loud, just at the right moment; and the former dropped a heavy book upon the floor, thus preventing the word from being heard"accidently, of course.

jailor - Gefängniswärter

dropped - fallen gelassen; fallen lassen, senken, weglassen, aufgeben

preventing - verhindern, vorbeugen, etwas daran hindern (zu geschehen)

With many interruptions, and repeated insults, Mr. Brownlow contrived to state his case; observing that, in the surprise of the moment, he had run after the boy because he had saw him running away; and expressing his hope that, if the magistrate should believe him, although not actually the thief, to be connected with the thieves, he would deal as leniently with him as justice would allow.

interruptions - Unterbrechungen; Unterbrechung, Unterbrechung

insults - Beleidigungen; beleidigen, Beleidigung, Kränkung, Verletzung

run after - nachgelaufen;hinterherlaufen

expressing - bekunden, Eilzug, Schnellzug, ausdrücklich; ausdrücken, äußern

actually - eigentlich, tatsächlich, in Wirklichkeit, in Wahrheit

be connected with - in Verbindung stehen mit

thieves - Diebe; stehlen

leniently - nachsichtig

"He has been hurt already," said the old gentleman in conclusion. "And I fear," he added, with great energy, looking towards the bar, "I really fear that he is ill."

"Oh! yes, I dare say!" said Mr. Fang, with a sneer. "Come, none of your tricks here, you young vagabond; they won't do. What's your name?"

tricks - List, Falle, Finte, Trick, Trick, Kunststück

vagabond - Vagabund, Landstreicher, Landstreicherin

What's your name? - Wie heißt du?

Oliver tried to reply but his tongue failed him. He was deadly pale; and the whole place seemed turning round and round.

deadly - tödlich

"What's your name, you hardened scoundrel?" demanded Mr. Fang. "Officer, what's his name?"

scoundrel - Schurke, Gauner, Gaunerin, Halunke

This was addressed to a bluff old fellow, in a striped waistcoat, who was standing by the bar. He bent over Oliver, and repeated the inquiry; but finding him really incapable of understanding the question; and knowing that his not replying would only infuriate the magistrate the more, and add to the severity of his sentence; he hazarded a guess.

striped - gestreift; Streifen

standing by - beispringender

bent - verbogen; (to bend) sich niederbeugen, verbiegen

incapable - nicht fähig; unfähig

replying - antworten, erwidern, Antwort, Entgegnung, Antwort

infuriate - wütend machen, zur Weißglut bringen

severity - Schweregrad; Härte, Stärke, Gewichtung

hazarded - riskiert; Zufall, Gefahr, Hindernis

"He says his name's Tom White, your worship," said the kind-hearted thief-taker.

taker - Abnehmer, Kunde

"Oh, he won't speak out, won't he?" said Fang. "Very well, very well. Where does he live?"

"Where he can, your worship," replied the officer; again pretending to receive Oliver's answer.

pretending - vorgeben, prätendieren, vortäuschen, so tun, als ob, tun

receive - bekommen, erhalten, empfangen, kriegen

"Has he any parents?" inquired Mr. Fang.

"He says they died in his infancy, your worship," replied the officer: hazarding the usual reply.

infancy - im Kindesalter; Säuglingsphase, frühe Kindheit, Anfangsphase

hazarding - Gefährdung; Zufall, Gefahr, Hindernis

At this point of the inquiry, Oliver raised his head; and, looking round with imploring eyes, murmured a feeble prayer for a draught of water.

imploring - flehend; anflehen

draught - Tiefgang; Spielstein

"Stuff and nonsense!" said Mr. Fang: "don't try to make a fool of me."

"I think he really is ill, your worship," remonstrated the officer.

remonstrated - remonstriert; protestieren, missbilligen, einwenden

"I know better," said Mr. Fang.

"Take care of him, officer," said the old gentleman, raising his hands instinctively; "he'll fall down."

instinctively - instinktiv; unwillkürlich

fall down - umstürzen;Niederfallen

"Stand away, officer," cried Fang; "let him, if he likes."

Oliver availed himself of the kind permission, and fell to the floor in a fainting fit. The men in the office looked at each other, but no one dared to stir.

Fainting - Ohnmacht; (faint); Ohnmacht

dared - gewagt; sich getrauen, wagen, jemanden herausfordern

stir - erschüttern, bewegen, sich rühren, verrühren; Aufregung

"I knew he was shamming," said Fang, as if this were incontestable proof of the fact. "Let him lie there; he'll soon be tired of that."

shamming - Schummeln; Schein.., Fälschung

incontestable - unanfechtbar

be tired of - genug haben von

"How do you propose to deal with the case, sir?" inquired the clerk in a low voice.

propose - vorschlagen; einen Heiratsantrag machen; beabsichtigen

"Summarily," replied Mr. Fang. "He stands committed for three months"hard labour of course. Clear the office."

summarily - Kurzfristig

The door was opened for this purpose, and a couple of men were preparing to carry the insensible boy to his cell; when an elderly man of decent but poor appearance, clad in an old suit of black, rushed hastily into the office, and advanced towards the bench.

insensible - unempfindlich

decent - anständig, sittsam, (ganz) anständig

clad - kaschiert, gekleidet; (clothe); bekleiden, anziehen

"Stop, stop! don't take him away! For heaven's sake stop a moment!" cried the new comer, breathless with haste.

For heaven's sake - Um Gottes willen!, Um Himmels willen!

Although the presiding Genii in such an office as this, exercise a summary and arbitrary power over the liberties, the good name, the character, almost the lives, of Her Majesty's subjects, especially of the poorer class; and although, within such walls, enough fantastic tricks are daily played to make the angels blind with weeping; they are closed to the public, save through the medium of the daily press.

presiding - den Vorsitz haben, präsidieren

genii - Genie

arbitrary - willkürlich, nach Ermessen, in freiem Ermessen

liberties - Freiheiten; Freiheit

Majesty - Majestät

played to - vorgespielt

save - retten; erretten; sichern, speichern, sparen, aufbewahren (2)

medium - Medium; mittelgroß

daily press - Tagespresse

Footnote: Or were virtually, then.] Mr. Fang was consequently not a little indignant to see an unbidden guest enter in such irreverent disorder.

Footnote - Fußnote

virtually - virtuell; praktisch

consequently - folglich

unbidden - unaufgefordert

guest - Gast; gastieren

irreverent - pietätlos

disorder - Unordnung; Unruhen; Störung

"What is this? Who is this? Turn this man out. Clear the office!" cried Mr. Fang.

"I will speak," cried the man; "I will not be turned out. I saw it all. I keep the book-stall. I demand to be sworn. I will not be put down. Mr. Fang, you must hear me. You must not refuse, sir."

demand - Nachfrage, Bedarf, Anspruch, verlangen, bestehen

The man was right. His manner was determined; and the matter was growing rather too serious to be hushed up.

serious - ernst, seriös, ernsthaft, schwerwiegend

hushed up - vertuschte

"Swear the man," growled Mr. Fang, with a very ill grace. "Now, man, what have you got to say?"

"This," said the man: "I saw three boys: two others and the prisoner here: loitering on the opposite side of the way, when this gentleman was reading. The robbery was committed by another boy. I saw it done; and I saw that this boy was perfectly amazed and stupified by it." Having by this time recovered a little breath, the worthy book-stall keeper proceeded to relate, in a more coherent manner the exact circumstances of the robbery.

loitering - Herumlungern; trödelnd; (loiter); rumlungern, rumhängen

robbery - Raubüberfall; Raub

amazed - erstaunt; verwundern

worthy - würdig

keeper - Hüter; Wächter, Hüter, Torwart, Tormann

relate - verbinden; sich beziehen, erzählen, berichten

coherent - kohärent

exact - exakt, genau, fordern, abverlangen

"Why didn't you come here before?" said Fang, after a pause.

"I hadn't a soul to mind the shop," replied the man. "Everybody who could have helped me, had joined in the pursuit. I could get nobody till five minutes ago; and I've run here all the way."

"The prosecutor was reading, was he?" inquired Fang, after another pause.

"Yes," replied the man. "The very book he has in his hand."

"Oh, that book, eh?" said Fang. "Is it paid for?"

"No, it is not," replied the man, with a smile.

"Dear me, I forgot all about it!" exclaimed the absent old gentleman, innocently.

"A nice person to prefer a charge against a poor boy!" said Fang, with a comical effort to look humane. "I consider, sir, that you have obtained possession of that book, under very suspicious and disreputable circumstances; and you may think yourself very fortunate that the owner of the property declines to prosecute. Let this be a lesson to you, my man, or the law will overtake you yet. The boy is discharged. Clear the office!"

comical - komisch

Consider - überlegen; halten; betrachten, in Betracht ziehen

suspicious - verdächtig; misstrauisch, argwöhnisch

disreputable - anrüchig

declines - zurückgeht; Sinken

prosecute - strafrechtlich verfolgen; gerichtlich belangen

overtake - überholen; aufholen

"D"n me!" cried the old gentleman, bursting out with the rage he had kept down so long, "d"n me! I'll""

"Clear the office!" said the magistrate. "Officers, do you hear? Clear the office!"

The mandate was obeyed; and the indignant Mr. Brownlow was conveyed out, with the book in one hand, and the bamboo cane in the other: in a perfect phrenzy of rage and defiance. He reached the yard; and his passion vanished in a moment. Little Oliver Twist lay on his back on the pavement, with his shirt unbuttoned, and his temples bathed with water; his face a deadly white; and a cold tremble convulsing his whole frame.

mandate - Mandat

phrenzy - Phrasendrescherei

defiance - Trotzigkeit; Trotz, Auflehnung, Widerstand, offener Ungehorsam

vanished - verschwunden; verschwinden, vergehen, sich verflüchtigen

unbuttoned - aufgeknöpft; aufknöpfen

convulsing - krampfhaft; erschüttern

"Poor boy, poor boy!" said Mr. Brownlow, bending over him. "Call a coach, somebody, pray. Directly!"

bending - beugend, biegend; (bend); beugen; biegen, durchbiegen, Kurve

A coach was obtained, and Oliver having been carefully laid on the seat, the old gentleman got in and sat himself on the other.

laid on - aufgestrichen

"May I accompany you?" said the book-stall keeper, looking in.

"Bless me, yes, my dear sir," said Mr. Brownlow quickly. "I forgot you. Dear, dear! I have this unhappy book still! Jump in. Poor fellow! There's no time to lose."

unhappy - unglücklich

jump - (to jump) springen, hüpfen

The book-stall keeper got into the coach; and away they drove.


reverts - kehrt zurück; rückgängig machen

youthful - jugendlich, jung

The coach rattled away, over nearly the same ground as that which Oliver had traversed when he first entered London in company with the Dodger; and, turning a different way when it reached the Angel at Islington, stopped at length before a neat house, in a quiet shady street near Pentonville. Here, a bed was prepared, without loss of time, in which Mr.

traversed - durchquert; durchkreuzen, durchqueren, überqueren

shady - schattig; schattenspendend, Schatten, zwielichtig

Brownlow saw his young charge carefully and comfortably deposited; and here, he was tended with a kindness and solicitude that knew no bounds.

comfortably - bequem, komfortabel

solicitude - Fürsorge; Besorgnis, Besorgtheit

bounds - Grenzen; Sprung

But, for many days, Oliver remained insensible to all the goodness of his new friends. The sun rose and sank, and rose and sank again, and many times after that; and still the boy lay stretched on his uneasy bed, dwindling away beneath the dry and wasting heat of fever. The worm does not work more surely on the dead body, than does this slow creeping fire upon the living frame.

uneasy - Unbehagen; besorgt, unangenehm, unsicher

dwindling - schrumpfen; schwinden

wasting - Verschwendung, Vergeudung; (wast) Verschwendung, Vergeudung

heat - Hitze, Wärme

worm - Wurm; elender Wurm

surely - bestimmt, sicherlich

dead body - Leiche

Weak, and thin, and pallid, he awoke at last from what seemed to have been a long and troubled dream. Feebly raising himself in the bed, with his head resting on his trembling arm, he looked anxiously around.

pallid - fahl, bleich, blass

resting - basierend, anhaltend, ausruhend; (rest) basierend, anhaltend

anxiously - ängstlich; besorgt, bang, unruhig

"What room is this? Where have I been brought to?" said Oliver. "This is not the place I went to sleep in."

He uttered these words in a feeble voice, being very faint and weak; but they were overheard at once. The curtain at the bed's head was hastily drawn back, and a motherly old lady, very neatly and precisely dressed, rose as she undrew it, from an arm-chair close by, in which she had been sitting at needle-work.

overheard - mitgehört; zufällig mit anhören

motherly - mütterlich

"Hush, my dear," said the old lady softly. "You must be very quiet, or you will be ill again; and you have been very bad,"as bad as bad could be, pretty nigh. Lie down again; there's a dear!

nigh - naht; nahe, nah bei, beinahe, nahezu

With those words, the old lady very gently placed Oliver's head upon the pillow; and, smoothing back his hair from his forehead, looked so kindly and loving in his face, that he could not help placing his little withered hand in hers, and drawing it round his neck.

smoothing - Glättung; glättend, gleitend

withered - verwelkt; welken, verblühen, verdorren

"Save us!" said the old lady, with tears in her eyes. "What a grateful little dear it is. Pretty creetur! What would his mother feel if she had sat by him as I have, and could see him now!"

grateful - dankbar, erkenntlich, wohltuend, zufrieden

"Perhaps she does see me," whispered Oliver, folding his hands together; "perhaps she has sat by me. I almost feel as if she had."

folding - Klapp-; Falten, Klappen; (fold); Klapp-; Falten, Klappen

"That was the fever, my dear," said the old lady mildly.

"I suppose it was," replied Oliver, "because heaven is a long way off; and they are too happy there, to come down to the bedside of a poor boy. But if she knew I was ill, she must have pitied me, even there; for she was very ill herself before she died. She can't know anything about me though," added Oliver after a moment's silence.

bedside - am Krankenbett; Krankenbett

"If she had seen me hurt, it would have made her sorrowful; and her face has always looked sweet and happy, when I have dreamed of her."

sorrowful - Traurig

sweet - Süßigkeit, Bonbon

dreamed - geträumt; Traum, Traum, t+Wunsch, träumen, träumen, t+wünschen

The old lady made no reply to this; but wiping her eyes first, and her spectacles, which lay on the counterpane, afterwards, as if they were part and parcel of those features, brought some cool stuff for Oliver to drink; and then, patting him on the cheek, told him he must lie very quiet, or he would be ill again.

wiping - (wipe) löschen, abstreifen, abwischen, aufreiben

counterpane - die Tagesdecke

So, Oliver kept very still; partly because he was anxious to obey the kind old lady in all things; and partly, to tell the truth, because he was completely exhausted with what he had already said.

partly - teilweise, zum Teil

truth - Wahrheit, Treue

exhausted - erschöpft; erschöpfen, dezimieren, erschöpfen, Auspuff, Abgas

He soon fell into a gentle doze, from which he was awakened by the light of a candle: which, being brought near the bed, showed him a gentleman with a very large and loud-ticking gold watch in his hand, who felt his pulse, and said he was a great deal better.

doze - dösen; Halbschlaf

ticking - Inlett, Inlettstoff, Drell, tickend; (tic); Tic, Zucken

pulse - pulsieren; Impuls, Puls

"You are a great deal better, are you not, my dear?" said the gentleman.

"Yes, thank you, sir," replied Oliver.

"Yes, I know you are," said the gentleman: "You're hungry too, an't you?"

"No, sir," answered Oliver.

"Hem!" said the gentleman. "No, I know you're not. He is not hungry, Mrs. Bedwin," said the gentleman: looking very wise.

The old lady made a respectful inclination of the head, which seemed to say that she thought the doctor was a very clever man. The doctor appeared much of the same opinion himself.

"You feel sleepy, don't you, my dear?" said the doctor.

sleepy - schläfrig; verschlafen

"No, sir," replied Oliver.

"No," said the doctor, with a very shrewd and satisfied look. "You're not sleepy. Nor thirsty. Are you?"

shrewd - klug, clever, gewitzt, schlau, listig

"Yes, sir, rather thirsty," answered Oliver.

"Just as I expected, Mrs. Bedwin," said the doctor. "It's very natural that he should be thirsty. You may give him a little tea, ma'am, and some dry toast without any butter. Don't keep him too warm, ma'am; but be careful that you don't let him be too cold; will you have the goodness?"

be thirsty - Durst haben

toast - Toastbrot; Toast

The old lady dropped a curtsey. The doctor, after tasting the cool stuff, and expressing a qualified approval of it, hurried away: his boots creaking in a very important and wealthy manner as he went downstairs.

qualified - qualifiziert; qualifizieren, qualifizieren, qualifizieren

creaking - Knarren

wealthy - wohlhabend, reich

went downstairs - (go downstairs) Treppe hinabgehen

Oliver dozed off again, soon after this; when he awoke, it was nearly twelve o'clock. The old lady tenderly bade him good-night shortly afterwards, and left him in charge of a fat old woman who had just come: bringing with her, in a little bundle, a small Prayer Book and a large nightcap. Putting the latter on her head and the former on the table, the old woman, after telling Oliver that she had come to sit up with him, drew her chair close to the fire and went off into a series of short naps, chequered at frequent intervals with sundry tumblings forward, and divers moans and chokings.

tenderly - zärtlich, zart, lieb

nightcap - Schlummertrunk; Schlafmütze; Absacker

sit up - aufrichten, aufbleiben

naps - Nickerchen, Schläfchen

chequered - schachbrettartig; Schachbrettmuster; karieren

frequent - häufig; aufsuchen

intervals - Intervalle; Abstand, Zwischenraum, Intervall

sundry - Verschiedenes; verschiedene, allerlei

tumblings - Taumel; einstürzen, hinabstürzen

moans - stöhnt; Stöhnen

These, however, had no worse effect than causing her to rub her nose very hard, and then fall asleep again.

causing - verursacht; Ursache, Anlass, Grund, Sache, verursachen

fall asleep - ich/er/sie schlief ein, einschlafen

Gradually, he fell into that deep tranquil sleep which ease from recent suffering alone imparts; that calm and peaceful rest which it is pain to wake from. Who, if this were death, would be roused again to all the struggles and turmoils of life; to all its cares for the present; its anxieties for the future; more than all, its weary recollections of the past!

tranquil - ruhig, gelassen

imparts - vermittelt; weitergeben, gewähren, mitteilen, vermitteln

peaceful - einträchtig, geruhsam, friedlich

turmoils - Turbulenzen; Aufruhr, Tumult, Unruhe, Unordnung

anxieties - Ängste; Besorgnis, Angst, Sorge, Angst

weary - müde

It had been bright day, for hours, when Oliver opened his eyes; he felt cheerful and happy. The crisis of the disease was safely past. He belonged to the world again.

crisis - Krise

disease - Krankheit

In three days'time he was able to sit in an easy-chair, well propped up with pillows; and, as he was still too weak to walk, Mrs. Bedwin had him carried downstairs into the little housekeeper's room, which belonged to her. Having him set, here, by the fire-side, the good old lady sat herself down too; and, being in a state of considerable delight at seeing him so much better, forthwith began to cry most violently.

propped - gestützt; Stütze

pillows - Kopfkissen

housekeeper - Haushälterin; Hausfrau; (hired) Haushälterin; (hired) Haushälter

delight - Freude, Entzückung, Wohlgefallen, Lust

violently - gewaltsam; gewalttätig

"Never mind me, my dear," said the old lady; "I'm only having a regular good cry. There; it's all over now; and I'm quite comfortable."

"You're very, very kind to me, ma'am," said Oliver.

"Well, never you mind that, my dear," said the old lady; "that's got nothing to do with your broth; and it's full time you had it; for the doctor says Mr. Brownlow may come in to see you this morning; and we must get up our best looks, because the better we look, the more he'll be pleased.

broth - Brühe, Suppe

And with this, the old lady applied herself to warming up, in a little saucepan, a basin full of broth: strong enough, Oliver thought, to furnish an ample dinner, when reduced to the regulation strength, for three hundred and fifty paupers, at the lowest computation.

furnish - möblieren, einrichten, ausrüsten

ample - reichlich; groß, umfangreich, üppig

regulation - Regeln; Regelung, Regulativ, Bestimmung, Verordnung

computation - Berechnungen; Berechnung, Rechnen

"Are you fond of pictures, dear?" inquired the old lady, seeing that Oliver had fixed his eyes, most intently, on a portrait which hung against the wall; just opposite his chair.

portrait - Portrait, Porträt, Hochformat

"I don't quite know, ma'am," said Oliver, without taking his eyes from the canvas; "I have seen so few that I hardly know. What a beautiful, mild face that lady's is!"

canvas - Leinwand, Segeltuch

"Ah!" said the old lady, "painters always make ladies out prettier than they are, or they wouldn't get any custom, child. The man that invented the machine for taking likenesses might have known that would never succeed; it's a deal too honest. A deal," said the old lady, laughing very heartily at her own acuteness.

painters - Malern; Lackierer, Kunstmaler, Maler

invented - erfunden; erfinden, ausdenken, erfinden

likenesses - Ähnlichkeiten; Gestalt, Abbild

Succeed - Erfolgreich; nachfolgen; gelingen, geraten

heartily - von Herzen; herzlich

acuteness - Schärfe; Akuität

"Is"is that a likeness, ma'am?" said Oliver.

likeness - Ähnlichkeit; Gestalt; Abbild

"Yes," said the old lady, looking up for a moment from the broth; "that's a portrait."

"Whose, ma'am?" asked Oliver.

"Why, really, my dear, I don't know," answered the old lady in a good-humoured manner. "It's not a likeness of anybody that you or I know, I expect. It seems to strike your fancy, dear."

good-humoured - (good-humoured) gutgelaunt

expect - erwarten

strike - streichen; schlagen; prägen; streiken; scheinen; die Fahne streichen; Strike; Streik; Schlag

fancy - schick; extravagant, originell

"It is so pretty," replied Oliver.

"Why, sure you're not afraid of it?" said the old lady: observing in great surprise, the look of awe with which the child regarded the painting.

"Oh no, no," returned Oliver quickly; "but the eyes look so sorrowful; and where I sit, they seem fixed upon me. It makes my heart beat," added Oliver in a low voice, "as if it was alive, and wanted to speak to me, but couldn't."

"Lord save us!" exclaimed the old lady, starting; "don't talk in that way, child. You're weak and nervous after your illness. Let me wheel your chair round to the other side; and then you won't see it. There!" said the old lady, suiting the action to the word; "you don't see it now, at all events."

nervous - nervös

wheel - Rad; Steuerrad; Felge; kreisen

at all events - jedenfalls, auf alle Fälle, allenfalls

Oliver did see it in his mind's eye as distinctly as if he had not altered his position; but he thought it better not to worry the kind old lady; so he smiled gently when she looked at him; and Mrs. Bedwin, satisfied that he felt more comfortable, salted and broke bits of toasted bread into the broth, with all the bustle befitting so solemn a preparation. Oliver got through it with extraordinary expedition.

altered - Verändert; verändern, ändern, wandeln, modifizieren, abändern

toasted - getoastet; Toastbrot; Toast

bustle - Betriebsamkeit; Hektik; hasten

befitting - Angemessen; anstehen, entsprechen, zukommen

preparation - Vorbereitung; Präparat

got through - drangen

He had scarcely swallowed the last spoonful, when there came a soft rap at the door. "Come in," said the old lady; and in walked Mr. Brownlow.

spoonful - Löffelchenweise; Löffelvoll

rap - pochen, schlagen; Geplapper

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 told, that Mr.

brisk - lebhaft, rege, vital, anregend

dressing-gown - (dressing-gown) Morgenrock , Schlafrock , Morgenmantel ;Bademantel (Morgenmantel)

underwent - unterzog; durchmachen

odd - einzeln; seltsam, merkwürdig, komisch, ungerade

contortions - Verrenkungen; Kontorsion

shadowy - schattenhaft; schattig

sickness - Krankheit; Übelkeit

ineffectual - unwirksam

benefactor - Wohltäter, Wohltäterin, Benefaktor

Brownlow's heart, being large enough for any six ordinary old gentlemen of humane disposition, forced a supply of tears into his eyes, by some hydraulic process which we are not sufficiently philosophical to be in a condition to explain.

disposition - Neigung, Gesinnung, Hang, Veranlagung, Einteilung

hydraulic - Wasser-, wasserkundlich, hydraulisch

"Poor boy, poor boy!" said Mr. Brownlow, clearing his throat. "I'm rather hoarse this morning, Mrs. Bedwin. I'm afraid I have caught cold."

clearing - Klärung, Aufklärung, Lichtung, Rodung

hoarse - heiser

"I hope not, sir," said Mrs. Bedwin. "Everything you have had, has been well aired, sir."

"I don't know, Bedwin. I don't know," said Mr. Brownlow; "I rather think I had a damp napkin at dinner-time yesterday; but never mind that. How do you feel, my dear?"

napkin - Serviette, Mundtuch

"Very happy, sir," replied Oliver. "And very grateful indeed, sir, for your goodness to me."

"Good boy," said Mr. Brownlow, stoutly. "Have you given him any nourishment, Bedwin? Any slops, eh?"

stoutly - beherzt; beleibt

slops - Schmutzwasser

"He has just had a basin of beautiful strong broth, sir," replied Mrs. Bedwin: drawing herself up slightly, and laying strong emphasis on the last word: to intimate that between slops, and broth well compounded, there existed no affinity or connection whatsoever.

slightly - ein wenig, leicht

compounded - zusammensetzen

existed - existierte; bestehen, existieren

affinity - Affinität; Verwandtschaft, Schwägerschaft

connection - Verbindung, Verknüpfung, Anschluss

whatsoever - wie auch immer; überhaupt

"Ugh!" said Mr. Brownlow, with a slight shudder; "a couple of glasses of port wine would have done him a great deal more good. Wouldn't they, Tom White, eh?"

shudder - erschaudern; Schauder; (wohliger) Schauder; schaudern; zittern

port wine - Portwein

"My name is Oliver, sir," replied the little invalid: with a look of great astonishment.

invalid - ungültig; zum Invaliden machen; Invalide, Kranken.., Kranke

"Oliver," said Mr. Brownlow; "Oliver what? Oliver White, eh?"

"No, sir, Twist, Oliver Twist."

"Queer name!" said the old gentleman. "What made you tell the magistrate your name was White?"

"I never told him so, sir," returned Oliver in amazement.

This sounded so like a falsehood, that the old gentleman looked somewhat sternly in Oliver's face. It was impossible to doubt him; there was truth in every one of its thin and sharpened lineaments.

falsehood - Unwahrheit, Falschheit, Lüge, unwahre Behauptung, Falschsein

sharpened - geschärft; schärfen

lineaments - Züge; Zug, Charakterzug

"Some mistake," said Mr. Brownlow. But, although his motive for looking steadily at Oliver no longer existed, the old idea of the resemblance between his features and some familiar face came upon him so strongly, that he could not withdraw his gaze.

motive - Motiv, Beweggrund

steadily - beständig; stetige, stet, zuverlässig

resemblance - Ähnlichkeit

familiar - vertraut; bekannt

strongly - stark

withdraw - zurückziehen; annullieren, entziehen, abziehen, ausscheiden

"I hope you are not angry with me, sir?" said Oliver, raising his eyes beseechingly.

beseechingly - anflehend

"No, no," replied the old gentleman. "Why! what's this? Bedwin, look there!"

look there - hinsehen

As he spoke, he pointed hastily to the picture over Oliver's head, and then to the boy's face. There was its living copy. The eyes, the head, the mouth; every feature was the same. The expression was, for the instant, so precisely alike, that the minutest line seemed copied with startling accuracy!

copy - Kopie; Exemplar

feature - Funktion; Besonderheit, Charakteristikum, Eigentümlichkeit

alike - ähneln; gleich; gleichermaßen

copied - kopiert; Kopie, Exemplar

accuracy - Genauigkeit, Sorgfalt, Exaktheit, Richtigkeit

Oliver knew not the cause of this sudden exclamation; for, not being strong enough to bear the start it gave him, he fainted away. A weakness on his part, which affords the narrative an opportunity of relieving the reader from suspense, in behalf of the two young pupils of the Merry Old Gentleman; and of recording"

exclamation - Ausruf; Exklamation

fainted - in Ohnmacht gefallen; leise, schwach, undeutlich

weakness - Schwäche, Faible

suspense - Hängen; Spannung, Anspannung

behalf - für; Vorteil, Nutzen, Interesse

recording - Aufnehmen, Aufzeichnen, Mitschneiden

That when the Dodger, and his accomplished friend Master Bates, joined in the hue-and-cry which was raised at Oliver's heels, in consequence of their executing an illegal conveyance of Mr.

accomplished - vollendet; vollenden, vollenden, vollenden, vollenden

hue - Farbe, Tönung, Geschrei, Farbton

executing - hinrichten, ausführen, durchführen, ausführen

illegal - illegal, rechtswidrig, Illegaler, illegaler Einwanderer

Conveyance - Beförderung; Transport, Übertragung, Transportmittel

Brownlow's personal property, as has been already described, they were actuated by a very laudable and becoming regard for themselves; and forasmuch as the freedom of the subject and the liberty of the individual are among the first and proudest boasts of a true-hearted Englishman, so, I need hardly beg the reader to observe, that this action should tend to exalt them in the opinion of all public and patriotic men, in almost as great a degree as this strong proof of their anxiety for their own preservation and safety goes to corroborate and confirm the little code of laws which certain profound and sound-judging philosophers have laid down as the main-springs of all Nature's deeds and actions: the said philosophers very wisely reducing the good lady's proceedings to matters of maxim and theory: and, by a very neat and pretty compliment to her exalted wisdom and understanding, putting entirely out of sight any considerations of heart, or generous impulse and feeling. For, these are matters totally beneath a female who is acknowledged by universal admission to be far above the numerous little foibles and weaknesses of her sex.

actuated - betätigt; in Gang setzen, aktivieren, antreiben, anstacheln

laudable - lobenswert, löblich

regard - schätzen, betrachten, berücksichtigen, achten; Aufmerksamkeit

forasmuch - fürwahr

liberty - Freiheit

proudest - am stolzesten; stolz, stolz, stolz, derahlerisch

boasts - stolz sein auf etw

Englishman - Engländer

tend - tendieren; abzielen

patriotic - patriotisch

anxiety - Ängste; Besorgnis, Angst, Sorge

corroborate - bestätigen, untermauern, stützen, bekräftigen

confirm - bestätigen, bekräftigen

code - kodieren; Kode, Vorwahl, Code, Chiffre

judging - urteilen (nach), richten; Richter, Jurist

deeds - Taten; Tat, Akt, Werk

wisely - weise

reducing - reduzieren, herabsetzen, vermindern, abnehmen, vermindern, de

maxim - Maxime; Grundsatz, Sprichwort, Lebensweisheit

exalted - erhaben; ehren, erhöhen

entirely - vollständig; ganz, total, entirely

considerations - Überlegungen; Erwägung, Überlegung, Überlegung, Rücksicht

generous - großzügig, generös

acknowledged - zur Kenntnis nehmen, erkennen, bekennen, anerkennen

universal - allgemein, Allgemein-, universell, weltweit, Welt-

admission - Zulassung, Aufnahme, Einlass, Anerkennung

foibles - Marotten; Schwäche, Eigenheit, Marotte, Spleen, Schwäche

weaknesses - Schwächen; Schwäche, Schwäche, Faible

sex - Alter, Geschlecht, Wohnort?, Geschlecht

It was not until the two boys had scoured, with great rapidity, through a most intricate maze of narrow streets and courts, that they ventured to halt beneath a low and dark archway.

scoured - durchforstet; reinigen, umherstreifen

intricate - verwickelt

maze - Labyrinth; Irrgarten

halt - anhalten; unterbrechen, halten; Halt

Having remained silent here, just long enough to recover breath to speak, Master Bates uttered an exclamation of amusement and delight; and, bursting into an uncontrollable fit of laughter, flung himself upon a doorstep, and rolled thereon in a transport of mirth.

recover - wiederfinden, sich erholen, beikommen

uncontrollable - unkontrollierbar

laughter - Gelächter, Lachen

doorstep - Eingangsstufe, Türschwelle

transport - transportieren, befördern, Beförderung

"What's the matter?" inquired the Dodger.

"Ha! ha! ha!" roared Charley Bates.

roared - gebrüllt; brüllen, brüllen, Tosen

"Hold your noise," remonstrated the Dodger, looking cautiously round. "Do you want to be grabbed, stupid?"

Hold your noise - Halt den Mund!

grabbed - gegriffen; kapern, aufbereiten

stupid - dumm, doof, blöd, Dummkopf

"I can't help it," said Charley, "I can't help it! To see him splitting away at that pace, and cutting round the corners, and knocking up again'the posts, and starting on again as if he was made of iron as well as them, and me with the wipe in my pocket, singing out arter him"oh, my eye!

I can't help it - Ich kann nichts dafür., Ich kann mir nicht helfen.

splitting - (split) geteilt, Spalt, Spaltung

knocking up - (knock up) durch Klopfen wecken, grob skizzieren

of iron - stählern (Körper, Wille)

The vivid imagination of Master Bates presented the scene before him in too strong colours. As he arrived at this apostrophe, he again rolled upon the door-step, and laughed louder than before.

apostrophe - ein Apostroph; Hochkomma, Auslassungszeichen

"What'll Fagin say?" inquired the Dodger; taking advantage of the next interval of breathlessness on the part of his friend to propound the question.

breathlessness - Kurzatmigkeit; Atemlosigkeit

propound - vorlegen, vorschlagen

"What?" repeated Charley Bates.

"Ah, what?" said the Dodger.

"Why, what should he say?" inquired Charley: stopping rather suddenly in his merriment; for the Dodger's manner was impressive. "What should he say?"

Mr. Dawkins whistled for a couple of minutes; then, taking off his hat, scratched his head, and nodded thrice.

taking off - abfliegend

thrice - dreimal

"What do you mean?" said Charley.

"Toor rul lol loo, gammon and spinnage, the frog he wouldn't, and high cockolorum," said the Dodger: with a slight sneer on his intellectual countenance.

loo - Toilette; Lokus; Klo

gammon - geräucherter Schinken

spinnage - Spinnerei

frog - Frosch

intellectual - intellektuell; Intellektueller, Intellektuelle

This was explanatory, but not satisfactory. Master Bates felt it so; and again said, "What do you mean?"

explanatory - erklärend

satisfactory - befriedigend, zufriedenstellend

The Dodger made no reply; but putting his hat on again, and gathering the skirts of his long-tailed coat under his arm, thrust his tongue into his cheek, slapped the bridge of his nose some half-dozen times in a familiar but expressive manner, and turning on his heel, slunk down the court. Master Bates followed, with a thoughtful countenance.

gathering - Erfassung, Sammeln, Lese; (gather); sammeln, versammeln

tailed - geschwänzt; Zipfel

slapped - geohrfeigt; Klaps, Schlag, Makeup

Bridge - überbrücken, eine Brücke schlagen; Einschraubbrücke; Brücke

turning on - andrehend

heel - Hinterende des Hobels, Ferse, Absatz; flitzen; Brotkanten

The noise of footsteps on the creaking stairs, a few minutes after the occurrence of this conversation, roused the merry old gentleman as he sat over the fire with a saveloy and a small loaf in his hand; a pocket-knife in his right; and a pewter pot on the trivet. There was a rascally smile on his white face as he turned round, and looking sharply out from under his thick red eyebrows, bent his ear towards the door, and listened.

Footsteps - Fußstapfen; Fußabdruck, Schritt

saveloy - Zervelatwurst

pocket-knife - (pocket-knife) Taschenmesser

trivet - Untersetzer; Dreifuß

rascally - schurkisch; gemein, schuftig

thick - dick; dicht; plump; mitten in

eyebrows - Augenbrauen; Braue, Augenbraue

"Why, how's this?" muttered the Jew: changing countenance; "only two of 'em? Where's the third? They can't have got into trouble. Hark!"

third - dritte; Dritter, Dritte, Drittel, Drittel, Terz, dreiteilen

Hark - Hört ihr; horchen

The footsteps approached nearer; they reached the landing. The door was slowly opened; and the Dodger and Charley Bates entered, closing it behind them.


acquaintances - Bekanntschaft, Umgang, Bekannter, Bekannte

intelligent - klug; intelligent

connected - verbunden; verbinden, anschließen, verbinden

appertaining - zugehörig; gehören

"Where's Oliver?" said the Jew, rising with a menacing look. "Where's the boy?"

menacing - bedrohlich; Landplage, androhen

The young thieves eyed their preceptor as if they were alarmed at his violence; and looked uneasily at each other. But they made no reply.

preceptor - Präzeptor

"What's become of the boy?" said the Jew, seizing the Dodger tightly by the collar, and threatening him with horrid imprecations. "Speak out, or I'll throttle you!"

horrid - schrecklich; entsetzlich, grässlich, gräulich, grauenvoll

imprecations - Verwünschungen; Verwünschung, Fluch

throttle - erdrosseln, drosseln; abdrosseln

Mr. Fagin looked so very much in earnest, that Charley Bates, who deemed it prudent in all cases to be on the safe side, and who conceived it by no means improbable that it might be his turn to be throttled second, dropped upon his knees, and raised a loud, well-sustained, and continuous roar"something between a mad bull and a speaking trumpet.

earnest - ernsthaft; gesetzt, ernst; (earn) ernsthaft; gesetzt, ernst

deemed - als; halten, erachten, erachten, ansehen

throttled - erdrosselt; erdrosseln, drosseln; abdrosseln

continuous - kontinuierlich

roar - brüllen; Tosen; Brüllen; Aufheulen

Bull - Bulle, Stier

trumpet - Trompete

"Will you speak?" thundered the Jew: shaking the Dodger so much that his keeping in the big coat at all, seemed perfectly miraculous.

thundered - gewittert; Donner, Donnern

miraculous - wundersam; wundertätig, mirakulös, Wunder

"Why, the traps have got him, and that's all about it," said the Dodger, sullenly. "Come, let go o'me, will you!" And, swinging himself, at one jerk, clean out of the big coat, which he left in the Jew's hands, the Dodger snatched up the toasting fork, and made a pass at the merry old gentleman's waistcoat; which, if it had taken effect, would have let a little more merriment out than could have been easily replaced.

traps - Fallen; Fallgrube, Falle, Fahrt (im Bergwerk); einfangen

sullenly - mürrisch, mürrischen

swinging - swingen; schaukelnd; (swing); schwingen, schaukeln, schwanken

jerk - Trottel; Zuckung, Satz, Reflex, ruckweise; Wichser; erschüttern

snatched up - zusammen gerafft, zusammengerafft [alt]

pass - passen; (to pass) durchgehen, passieren, durchlaufen

easily - leicht

The Jew stepped back in this emergency, with more agility than could have been anticipated in a man of his apparent decrepitude; and, seizing up the pot, prepared to hurl it at his assailant's head. But Charley Bates, at this moment, calling his attention by a perfectly terrific howl, he suddenly altered its destination, and flung it full at that young gentleman.

emergency - Notfall, Notlage, Notstand, Notdienst, Notaufnahme

agility - Beweglichkeit, Agilität, Wendigkeit

apparent - offensichtlich; offenbar

decrepitude - Dekadenz; Abnutzung, Altersschwäche, Verfall

hurl - kotzen; schleudern

assailant - Angreifer

terrific - großartig; fürchterlich, furchtbar, schrecklich

howl - Heulen, jaulen

"Why, what the blazes is in the wind now!" growled a deep voice. "Who pitched that 'ere at me? It's well it's the beer, and not the pot, as hit me, or I'd have settled somebody. I might have know'd, as nobody but an infernal, rich, plundering, thundering old Jew could afford to throw away any drink but water"and not that, unless he done the River Company every quarter.

blazes - Feuer; Lohe, Brand, Großbrand, brenne, Glut

pitched - gepitcht; werfen, festsetzen, errichten; Tonhöhe, Tonlage, Pech

hit - getroffen; schlagen

settled - erledigt; abklären

infernal - höllisch, infernalisch, Höllen-, checkinfernalisch

plundering - ausplündern, plündern, plündern, plündern, ausbeuten

thundering - donnernd; (thunder); Donner; Donnern

throw away - wegwerfen, verscherzen

Wot's it all about, Fagin? D"me, if my neck-handkercher an't lined with beer! Come in, you sneaking warmint; wot are you stopping outside for, as if you was ashamed of your master! Come in!"

sneaking - heimlich; Duckmäuser, Duckmäuserin, Kriecher, Kriecherin

ashamed - schämen

The man who growled out these words, was a stoutly-built fellow of about five-and-thirty, in a black velveteen coat, very soiled drab breeches, lace-up half boots, and grey cotton stockings which inclosed a bulky pair of legs, with large swelling calves;"the kind of legs, which in such costume, always look in an unfinished and incomplete state without a set of fetters to garnish them. He had a brown hat on his head, and a dirty belcher handkerchief round his neck: with the long frayed ends of which he smeared the beer from his face as he spoke.

velveteen - Samt und Seide; Baumwollsamt, Nickistoff

soiled - verschmutzt; Boden, (Erd-) Boden; beflecken, beschmutzen

lace-up - (lace-up) zusammen schnüren, zusammenschnüren [alt]

inclosed - eingeschlossen; einschließen, enthalten

bulky - massig, wuchtig, sperrig

calves - Kälber; kalben, werfen, kalben, sich lösen

costume - Kostüm, Tracht, kostümieren

incomplete - unvollständig

fetters - Fesseln; Fessel; q

garnish - verzieren, garnieren, Garnierung

Belcher - (belch) aufstoßen, rülpsen

frayed - ausgefranst; Gefecht (auch fig.), Schlägerei; ausfransen

smeared - verschmiert; schmieren, beschmieren, diffamieren, verleumden

He disclosed, when he had done so, a broad heavy countenance with a beard of three days'growth, and two scowling eyes; one of which displayed various parti-coloured symptoms of having been recently damaged by a blow.

broad - breit, deutliche, großräumig

symptoms - Symptome; Symptom

recently - in letzter Zeit; neulich, kürzlich, letztens, unlängst

damaged - beschädigt; Schaden, Schaden, beschädigen

"Come in, d'ye hear?" growled this engaging ruffian.

engaging - engagieren; beschäftigen, anstellen, angreifen, anlegen

A white shaggy dog, with his face scratched and torn in twenty different places, skulked into the room.

shaggy - zottelig, zottig, zottelhaarig, struppig

"Why didn't you come in afore?" said the man. "You're getting too proud to own me afore company, are you? Lie down!"

This command was accompanied with a kick, which sent the animal to the other end of the room. He appeared well used to it, however; for he coiled himself up in a corner very quietly, without uttering a sound, and winking his very ill-looking eyes twenty times in a minute, appeared to occupy himself in taking a survey of the apartment.

coiled - aufgerollt; Wendel, Spule, Wicklung; aufwickeln

uttering - auszusprechen; (utter) auszusprechen

winking - (wink) (mit einem) Augenzwinkern; (wink) (wink) (mit einem) Augenzwinkern

survey - Umfrage; Untersuchung; Vermessung; überblicken; untersuchen; abschätzen

"What are you up to? Ill-treating the boys, you covetous, avaricious, in-sa-ti-a-ble old fence?" said the man, seating himself deliberately. "I wonder they don't murder you! I would if I was them. If I'd been your 'prentice, I'd have done it long ago, and"no, I couldn't have sold you afterwards, for you're fit for nothing but keeping as a curiousity of ugliness in a glass bottle, and I suppose they don't blow glass bottles large enough.

treating - behandelnd; (treat); behandeln; bewirten, einladen, heilen

covetous - begehrlich

avaricious - Geizig; habgierig, habsüchtig

fence - Zaun

seating - Bestuhlung, Gestühl, Sitzgelegenheiten; (seat); Sitz, Sitzplatz

deliberately - absichtlich

fit for - geeignet zu

ugliness - Hässlichkeit

"Hush! hush! Mr. Sikes," said the Jew, trembling; "don't speak so loud!"

"None of your mistering," replied the ruffian; "you always mean mischief when you come that. You know my name: out with it! I shan't disgrace it when the time comes."

mistering - Hr. Herr(n); Herr

mischief - Unfug, Unheil, Querulantentum

disgrace - Ungnade, Schande, Schmach

"Well, well, then"Bill Sikes," said the Jew, with abject humility. "You seem out of humour, Bill."

abject - unterwürfig; verächtlich, demütig, jämmerlich, bitter (Armut)

out of humour - schlecht gelaunt

"Perhaps I am," replied Sikes; "I should think you was rather out of sorts too, unless you mean as little harm when you throw pewter pots about, as you do when you blab and""

sorts - Sorten; Sortierung, Gattung, Art, Sorte; sortieren, ordnen

harm - Schaden

throw - Wurf; werfen (du wirfst, er wirft), ich/er/sie würfe

blab - schwatzen, ausplaudern

"Are you mad?" said the Jew, catching the man by the sleeve, and pointing towards the boys.

Mr. Sikes contented himself with tying an imaginary knot under his left ear, and jerking his head over on the right shoulder; a piece of dumb show which the Jew appeared to understand perfectly. He then, in cant terms, with which his whole conversation was plentifully besprinkled, but which would be quite unintelligible if they were recorded here, demanded a glass of liquor.

imaginary - eingebildet, imaginär

jerking - Ruckeln; stoßweise, zusammenzuckend

dumb show - Pantomime

cant - nicht; kippen, verkanten

plentifully - ausgiebig

unintelligible - unverständlich

liquor - Schnaps; Spirituose

"And Mind you don't poison it," said Mr. Sikes, laying his hat upon the table.

Mind you - wohlgemerkt;Das du dich ja warm hältst!

poison - Gift, Giftstoff, vergiften

This was said in jest; but if the speaker could have seen the evil leer with which the Jew bit his pale lip as he turned round to the cupboard, he might have thought the caution not wholly unnecessary, or the wish (at all events) to improve upon the distiller's ingenuity not very far from the old gentleman's merry heart.

jest - scherzen

evil - böse; Sünde, übel, üblen, Ăśbel

distiller - Brenner, Brennerin, Branntweinbrenner, Branntweinbrennerin

ingenuity - Erfindungsreichtum; Einfallsreichtum, Findigkeit, Raffinesse

After swallowing two of three glasses of spirits, Mr. Sikes condescended to take some notice of the young gentlemen; which gracious act led to a conversation, in which the cause and manner of Oliver's capture were circumstantially detailed, with such alterations and improvements on the truth, as to the Dodger appeared most advisable under the circumstances.

swallowing - schlucken, verschlingen, anbeißen, einstecken

condescended - herablassen, bevormunden, herablassend behandeln, zustimmen

capture - erfassen; Fang, Festnahme, Gefangennahme, Erfassung

circumstantially - umständehalber

alterations - Änderungen; Änderung, Veränderung

improvements - Verbesserungen; Verbesserung

"I'm afraid," said the Jew, "that he may say something which will get us into trouble."

"That's very likely," returned Sikes with a malicious grin. "You're blowed upon, Fagin."

blowed - geblasen; (to blow) blasen, wehen, pusten

"And I'm afraid, you see," added the Jew, speaking as if he had not noticed the interruption; and regarding the other closely as he did so,""I'm afraid that, if the game was up with us, it might be up with a good many more, and that it would come out rather worse for you than it would for me, my dear."

interruption - Unterbrechung

I'm afraid that - Ich befürchte, daß...

The man started, and turned round upon the Jew. But the old gentleman's shoulders were shrugged up to his ears; and his eyes were vacantly staring on the opposite wall.

shrugged - gezuckt; Schulterzucken

There was a long pause. Every member of the respectable coterie appeared plunged in his own reflections; not excepting the dog, who by a certain malicious licking of his lips seemed to be meditating an attack upon the legs of the first gentleman or lady he might encounter in the streets when he went out.

coterie - Klüngel; Zirkel

excepting - ausnehmen, ausklammern, ausschließen, widersprechen, außer

licking - lecken; Licken; (lick) lecken; Licken

meditating - meditieren

attack - Attacke, Angriff, Anfall, angreifen, attackieren

encounter - mit etw. in Berührung kommen;entgegentreten, sich begegnen, treffen auf;Begegnung , Treffen , Zusammenstoß

"Somebody must find out wot's been done at the office," said Mr. Sikes in a much lower tone than he had taken since he came in.

lower - niedriger, niedrigerer, ausfahren (Fahrgestell); abdämpfen

The Jew nodded assent.

"If he hasn't peached, and is committed, there's No fear till he comes out again," said Mr. Sikes, "and then he must be taken care on. You must get hold of him somehow."

peached - Pfirsich; denunzieren

No fear - Keine Bange!

somehow - irgendwie

Again the Jew nodded.

The prudence of this line of action, indeed, was obvious; but, unfortunately, there was one very strong objection to its being adopted. This was, that the Dodger, and Charley Bates, and Fagin, and Mr. William Sikes, happened, one and all, to entertain a violent and deeply-rooted antipathy to going near a police-office on any ground or pretext whatever.

prudence - Klugheit, Umsicht, Besonnenheit

objection - Beanstandung; Einwand, Widerspruch, Einspruch

adopted - angenommen; adoptieren, annehmen, übernehmen

William - Wilhelm

entertain - unterhalten

rooted - verwurzelt; wurzeln; Haupt, Wurzel, Nullstelle [math.]

antipathy - Antipathie

pretext - Vorwand, Deckmantel, fadenscheinige Begründung, Ausrede

How long they might have sat and looked at each other, in a state of uncertainty not the most pleasant of its kind, it is difficult to guess. It is not necessary to make any guesses on the subject, however; for the sudden entrance of the two young ladies whom Oliver had seen on a former occasion, caused the conversation to flow afresh.

uncertainty - Unsicherheit, Ungewissheit

most pleasant - angenehmste

entrance - Eingang, Einfahrt, Antritt

flow - Wasserführung; ich flösse, ich/er/sie floss (floß

afresh - von neuem; neu, wieder

"The very thing!" said the Jew. "Bet will go; won't you, my dear?"

"Wheres?" inquired the young lady.

"only just up to the office, my dear," said the Jew coaxingly.

only just - gerade erst

coaxingly - überredend; schmeichelnde

It is due to the young lady to say that she did not positively affirm that she would not, but that she merely expressed an emphatic and earnest desire to be "blessed" if she would; a polite and delicate evasion of the request, which shows the young lady to have been possessed of that natural good breeding which cannot bear to inflict upon a fellow-creature, the pain of a direct and pointed refusal.

emphatic - nachdrücklich; emphatisch

desire - begehren; Begehren, Wunsch

delicate - empfindlich, heikel, schwierig, feingliedrig, filigran

evasion - Umgehung, Ausweichen, Hinterziehung, Vermeidung

breeding - Aufzucht, Vermehrung (biol.), züchtend; (breed); aufziehen

inflict - auferlegen; zufügen, checkverhängen

The Jew's countenance fell. He turned from this young lady, who was gaily, not to say gorgeously attired, in a red gown, green boots, and yellow curl-papers, to the other female.

gaily - fröhlich; unbekümmert

gorgeously - herrlich; prachtvolle, prächtig

Attired - Angezogen; Anzug, Aufzug, Kleidung, Tracht, anziehen, bekleiden

curl - locken; Locke

"Nancy, my dear," said the Jew in a soothing manner, "what do you say?"

soothing - erleichternd, lindernd, beruhigend; (sooth); Wahrheit

"That it won't do; so It's no use a-trying it on, Fagin," replied Nancy.

It's no use - Es nützt nichts., Es bringt nichts.

"What do you mean by that?" said Mr. Sikes, looking up in a surly manner.

"What I say, Bill," replied the lady collectedly.

collectedly - kollektiv

"Why, you're just the very person for it," reasoned Mr. Sikes: "nobody about here knows anything of you."

"And as I don't want 'em to, neither," replied Nancy in the same composed manner, "it's rather more no than yes with me, Bill."

"She'll go, Fagin," said Sikes.

"No, she won't, Fagin," said Nancy.

she won't - sie wird nicht

"Yes, she will, Fagin," said Sikes.

And Mr. Sikes was right. By dint of alternate threats, promises, and bribes, the lady in question was ultimately prevailed upon to undertake the commission.

dint - oder nicht; Beule, Einbeulung

alternate - alternativ; alternierend, wechselnd, abwechselnd, Wechsel-

threats - Bedrohungen; drohen; Bedrohung, Drohung

promises - Versprechen

bribes - Bestechungsgelder; Bestechungsgeld

ultimately - letztendlich

prevailed - sich durchgesetzt; erman: die Vorherrschaft erringen (''over'' über)

She was not, indeed, withheld by the same considerations as her agreeable friend; for, having recently removed into the neighborhood of Field Lane from the remote but genteel suburb of Ratcliffe, she was not under the same apprehension of being recognised by any of her numerous acquaintances.

withheld - zurückhalten, einbehalten, zurückhalten, vorenthalten

genteel - vornehm; höflich

suburb - Vorstadt, Vorort, Stadtteil, Bezirk, Stadtbezirk

apprehension - Befürchtungen; Greifen, Ergreifen, Fassen, Anfassen

Accordingly, with a clean white apron tied over her gown, and her curl-papers tucked up under a straw bonnet,"both articles of dress being provided from the Jew's inexhaustible stock,"Miss Nancy prepared to issue forth on her errand.

tied - gebunden; zusammenbinden

tucked - gesteckt; zurückstreifen, einklemmen; Bundfalte

bonnet - Haube; Motorhaube

inexhaustible - unerschöpflich

issue - Problem; ausgehen

"Stop a minute, my dear," said the Jew, producing, a little covered basket. "Carry that in one hand. It looks more respectable, my dear."

more respectable - ehrbarere

"Give her a door-key to carry in her t'other one, Fagin," said Sikes; "it looks real and genivine like."

"Yes, yes, my dear, so it does," said the Jew, hanging a large street-door key on the forefinger of the young lady's right hand.

"There; very good! Very good indeed, my dear!" said the Jew, rubbing his hands.

rubbing - Reiben, Polieren; (rub); reiben, abreiben, sich abreiben

"Oh, my brother! My poor, dear, sweet, innocent little brother!" exclaimed Nancy, bursting into tears, and wringing the little basket and the street-door key in an agony of distress. "What has become of him! Where have they taken him to! Oh, do have pity, and tell me what's been done with the dear boy, gentlemen; do, gentlemen, if you please, gentlemen!"

little brother - Brüderlein

wringing - auswringen; (wring) abbringen

distress - Kummer, Bedrängnis, Drangsal, Bekümmerung, Not

Having uttered those words in a most lamentable and heart-broken tone: to the immeasurable delight of her hearers: Miss Nancy paused, winked to the company, nodded smilingly round, and disappeared.

lamentable - beklagenswert

immeasurable - unermesslich

hearers - Hörer, Zuhörer

smilingly - lächelnde

"Ah, she's a clever girl, my dears," said the Jew, turning round to his young friends, and shaking his head gravely, as if in mute admonition to them to follow the bright example they had just beheld.

gravely - ernsthaft; ernst, ernstlich, schwerlich

admonition - Ermahnung

"She's a honour to her sex," said Mr. Sikes, filling his glass, and smiting the table with his enormous fist. "Here's her health, and wishing they was all like her!"

smiting - schlagen, schlagen

enormous - enorm, riesig

While these, and many other encomiums, were being passed on the accomplished Nancy, that young lady made the best of her way to the police-office; whither, notwithstanding a little natural timidity consequent upon walking through the streets alone and unprotected, she arrived in perfect safety shortly afterwards.

timidity - Schüchternheit; Furchtsamkeit

consequent - folgerichtig; folgend

unprotected - ungeschützt

Entering by the back way, she tapped softly with the key at one of the cell-doors, and listened. There was no sound within: so she coughed and listened again. Still there was no reply: so she spoke.

tapped - angezapft; Wasserhahn; Schlacke abstechen

"Nolly, dear?" murmured Nancy in a gentle voice; "Nolly?"

There was nobody inside but a miserable shoeless criminal, who had been taken up for playing the flute, and who, the offence against society having been clearly proved, had been very properly committed by Mr.

shoeless - schuhlos; barfuß

criminal - kriminell; Krimineller, Kriminelle, Verbrecher, Verbrecherin

flute - Flöte, Kannelierung

proved - er/sie hat/hatte bewiesen, beweisen, erhärten

properly - ordnungsgemäß, ordentlich, richtig, vernünftig

Fang to the House of Correction for one month; with the appropriate and amusing remark that since he had so much breath to spare, it would be more wholesomely expended on the treadmill than in a musical instrument. He made no answer: being occupied mentally bewailing the loss of the flute, which had been confiscated for the use of the county: so Nancy passed on to the next cell, and knocked there.

correction - Korrektur, Berichtigung, Verbesserung, Besserungsmaßnahme

amusing - amüsant; amüsieren, vergnügen, belustigen, erheitern

wholesomely - gesundheitsfördernd

expended - verbraucht; aufwenden, ausgeben (Geld), aufbrauchen

Treadmill - Tretmühle, Laufband

musical instrument - Musikinstrument

confiscated - beschlagnahmt; beschlagnahmen, konfiszieren

county - Grafschaft; Landkreis, Bezirk

"Well!" cried a faint and feeble voice.

"Is there a little boy here?" inquired Nancy, with a preliminary sob.

sob - schluchzen; Huso

"No," replied the voice; "God forbid."

forbid - verbieten, untersagen, verweigern, vorenthalten

This was a vagrant of sixty-five, who was going to prison for not playing the flute; or, in other words, for begging in the streets, and doing nothing for his livelihood. In the next cell was another man, who was going to the same prison for hawking tin saucepans without license; thereby doing something for his living, in defiance of the Stamp-office.

vagrant - vagabundierend; der Landstreicher / die Landstreicherin

livelihood - Lebensunterhalt, Lebensgrundlage, Auskommen, Existenzgrundlage

hawking - verhökern; jagend, Beize (Jagd)

tin - Zinn

saucepans - Kochtöpfe; Kochtopf, Topf, Kasserolle

license - Lizenz, Erlaubnis, Genehmigung, Schein, lizenzieren

Stamp - Stempel; stempeln; freimachen

But, as neither of these criminals answered to the name of Oliver, or knew anything about him, Nancy made straight up to the bluff officer in the striped waistcoat; and with the most piteous wailings and lamentations, rendered more piteous by a prompt and efficient use of the street-door key and the little basket, demanded her own dear brother.

criminals - kriminell, kriminell, kriminell, Krimineller, Kriminelle

straight up - ungelogen;ohne Eis [Cocktails]

wailings - (to wail) jammern, wehklagen, klagen

prompt - Eingabeaufforderung; anleiten, antreiben, anstacheln

efficient - effizient

"I haven't got him, my dear," said the old man.

"Where is he?" screamed Nancy, in a distracted manner.

distracted - Abgelenkt; ablenken

"Why, the gentleman's got him," replied the officer.

"What gentleman! Oh, gracious heavens! What gentleman?" exclaimed Nancy.

heavens - Himmel, Firmament

In a dreadful state of doubt and uncertainty, the agonised young woman staggered to the gate, and then, exchanging her faltering walk for a swift run, returned by the most devious and complicated route she could think of, to the domicile of the Jew.

exchanging - austauschen, umtauschen, tauschen

faltering - ins Stocken geraten; schwankend; (falter); Wanken, wackeln

swift - Mauersegler; schnell; Segler; Garnwinde

most devious - abwegigste

complicated - kompliziert; komplizieren

domicile - Domizil

Mr. Bill Sikes no sooner heard the account of the expedition delivered, than he very hastily called up the white dog, and, putting on his hat, expeditiously departed: without devoting any time to the formality of wishing the company good-morning.

expeditiously - zügig

devoting - widmen

formality - Formalität; Formalie

"We must know where he is, my dears; he must be found," said the Jew greatly excited. "Charley, do nothing but skulk about, till you bring home some news of him! Nancy, my dear, I must have him found. I trust to you, my dear,"to you and the Artful for everything!

skulk - herumschleichen; sich verstecken

trust - Vertrauen, Hoffnung, Trust, anschreiben

Stay, stay," added the Jew, unlocking a drawer with a shaking hand; "there's money, my dears. I shall shut up this shop to-night. You'll know where to find me! Don't stop here a minute. Not an instant, my dears!"

unlocking - aufschließen, entriegeln, entsperren (screen, Device, PC

drawer - Zeichner, Schublade, Aussteller

With these words, he pushed them from the room: and carefully double-locking and barring the door behind them, drew from its place of concealment the box which he had unintentionally disclosed to Oliver. Then, he hastily proceeded to dispose the watches and jewellery beneath his clothing.

double - doppelt; doppel-; doppellagig, zweilagig, gefüllt, kontra-

locking - Sperren; Schloss

barring - Sperrung; ausgenommen; (bar) Sperrung; ausgenommen

concealment - Verheimlichung; Verborgenheit, Geborgenheit

unintentionally - ungewollt

dispose - beseitigen, entsorgen, ordnen

A rap at the door startled him in this occupation. "Who's there?" he cried in a shrill tone.

occupation - Beschäftigung, Beruf, Besatzung; Besetzung; q

shrill - schrill; scharf

"Me!" replied the voice of the Dodger, through the key-hole.

"What now?" cried the Jew impatiently.

impatiently - Ungeduldig

"Is he to be kidnapped to the other ken, Nancy says?" inquired the Dodger.

kidnapped - gekidnappt; entführen, Entführung, Menschenraub, Kinderraub

ken - (know) kennen

"Yes," replied the Jew, "wherever she lays hands on him. Find him, find him out, that's all. I shall know what to do next; never fear."

wherever - wo auch immer

lays - liegt; richten (Tisch)

The boy murmured a reply of intelligence: and hurried downstairs after his companions.

"He has not peached so far," said the Jew as he pursued his occupation. "If he means to blab us among his new friends, we may stop his mouth yet."


comprising - umfassend; bestehen aus, beinhalten

Oliver soon recovering from the fainting-fit into which Mr. Brownlow's abrupt exclamation had thrown him, the subject of the picture was carefully avoided, both by the old gentleman and Mrs. Bedwin, in the conversation that ensued: which indeed bore no reference to Oliver's history or prospects, but was confined to such topics as might amuse without exciting him.

recovering from - abjagend

abrupt - abrupt, jäh, schroff, steil

amuse - amüsieren, vergnügen, belustigen, erheitern

He was still too weak to get up to breakfast; but, when he came down into the housekeeper's room next day, his first act was to cast an eager glance at the wall, in the hope of again looking on the face of the beautiful lady. His expectations were disappointed, however, for the picture had been removed.

expectations - Erwartungen; Erwartung, Erwartung

disappointed - enttäuscht; enttäuschen, vorenthalten, berauben

"Ah!" said the housekeeper, watching the direction of Oliver's eyes. "It is gone, you see."

"I see it is ma'am," replied Oliver. "Why have they taken it away?"

"It has been taken down, child, because Mr. Brownlow said, that as it seemed to worry you, perhaps it might prevent your getting well, you know," rejoined the old lady.

prevent - verhindern, vorbeugen, etwas daran hindern (zu geschehen)

"Oh, no, indeed. It didn't worry me, ma'am," said Oliver. "I liked to see it. I quite loved it."

"Well, well!" said the old lady, good-humouredly; "you get well as fast as ever you can, dear, and it shall be hung up again. There! I promise you that! Now, let us talk about something else."

humouredly - auf humorvolle Weise

This was all the information Oliver could obtain about the picture at that time.

obtain - erlangen, erhalten, bestehen

As the old lady had been so kind to him in his illness, he endeavoured to think no more of the subject just then; so he listened attentively to a great many stories she told him, about an amiable and handsome daughter of hers, who was married to an amiable and handsome man, and lived in the country; and about a son, who was clerk to a merchant in the West Indies; and who was, also, such a good young man, and wrote such dutiful letters home four times a-year, that it brought the tears into her eyes to talk about them. When the old lady had expatiated, a long time, on the excellences of her children, and the merits of her kind good husband besides, who had been dead and gone, poor dear soul! just six-and-twenty years, it was time to have tea. After tea she began to teach Oliver cribbage: which he learnt as quickly as she could teach: and at which game they played, with great interest and gravity, until it was time for the invalid to have some warm wine and water, with a slice of dry toast, and then to go cosily to bed.

endeavoured - angestrebt; sich nach Kräften bemühen; Bestrebung

listened attentively - aufgehorcht

handsome - gut aussehend; hübsch, stattlich, gutaussehend, ansehnlich

merchant - Kaufmann, Kauffrau

dutiful - pflichtbewusst

excellences - Exzellenzen; Vortrefflichkeit

merits - Verdienste; Verdienst

have tea - zu Abend essen, Tee trinken, Abendbrot essen

cribbage - Kribbage

cosily - Gemütlich; behaglich

They were happy days, those of Oliver's recovery. Everything was so quiet, and neat, and orderly; everybody so kind and gentle; that after the noise and turbulence in the midst of which he had always lived, it seemed like Heaven itself. He was no sooner strong enough to put his clothes on, properly, than Mr. Brownlow caused a complete new suit, and a new cap, and a new pair of shoes, to be provided for him. As Oliver was told that he might do what he liked with the old clothes, he gave them to a servant who had been very kind to him, and asked her to sell them to a Jew, and keep the money for herself.

recovery - Wiedererlangung, Wiedergewinnung, Zurückgewinnung, Genesung

orderly - ordnungsgemäß; ordentlich; Pflegehelfer, Krankenpfleger

turbulence - Turbulenzen; Turbulenz

This she very readily did; and, as Oliver looked out of the parlour window, and saw the Jew roll them up in his bag and walk away, he felt quite delighted to think that they were safely gone, and that there was now no possible danger of his ever being able to wear them again. They were sad rags, to tell the truth; and Oliver had never had a new suit before.

readily - bereitwillig

delighted - erfreut; Freude, Entzückung, Wohlgefallen

One evening, about a week after the affair of the picture, as he was sitting talking to Mrs. Bedwin, there came a message down from Mr. Brownlow, that if Oliver Twist felt pretty well, he should like to see him in his study, and talk to him a little while.

affair - Angelegenheit; Scharmützel; Ding; Beziehung, Affäre

"Bless us, and save us! Wash your hands, and let me part your hair nicely for you, child," said Mrs. Bedwin. "Dear heart alive! If we had known he would have asked for you, we would have put you a clean collar on, and made you as smart as sixpence!"

Thus encouraged, Oliver tapped at the study door. On Mr. Brownlow calling to him to come in, he found himself in a little back room, quite full of books, with a window, looking into some pleasant little gardens. There was a table drawn up before the window, at which Mr. Brownlow was seated reading. When he saw Oliver, he pushed the book away from him, and told him to come near the table, and sit down.

encouraged - ermutigt; ermutigen, ermuntern, empfehlen

Oliver complied; marvelling where the people could be found to read such a great number of books as seemed to be written to make the world wiser. Which is still a marvel to more experienced people than Oliver Twist, every day of their lives.

complied - nachgekommen; einwilligen, sich fügen

marvelling - Staunen; (marvel) Wunderding, Wunder; (marvel); wundern

wiser - weiser; klug, vernünftig

"There are a good many books, are there not, my boy?" said Mr. Brownlow, observing the curiosity with which Oliver surveyed the shelves that reached from the floor to the ceiling.

curiosity - Neugier, Neugierde, Kuriosität, Kuriosum

shelves - Regale; Regal

"A great number, sir," replied Oliver. "I never saw so many."

"You shall read them, if you behave well," said the old gentleman kindly; "and you will like that, better than looking at the outsides,"that is, some cases; because there are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts."

behave - benehmen

covers - Abdeckungen; Deckel, Abdeckung, Deckung, Versteck

"I suppose they are those heavy ones, sir," said Oliver, pointing to some large quartos, with a good deal of gilding about the binding.

quartos - Quartformat

gilding - Vergolden; Blattgold; Vergoldung; (gild); Vergolden; Blattgold; Vergoldung

binding - verbindlich; Bindung; (bind); binden; verbinden, konnektieren

"Not always those," said the old gentleman, patting Oliver on the head, and smiling as he did so; "there are other equally heavy ones, though of a much smaller size. How should you like to grow up a clever man, and write books, eh?"

equally - gleichermaßen, gleichmäßig

"I think I would rather read them, sir," replied Oliver.

"What! wouldn't you like to be a book-writer?" said the old gentleman.

Oliver considered a little while; and at last said, he should think it would be a much better thing to be a book-seller; upon which the old gentleman laughed heartily, and declared he had said a very good thing. Which Oliver felt glad to have done, though he by no means knew what it was.

seller - Verkäufer; Anbieter

declared - erklärt; bekanntmachen, bekanntgeben, deklarieren, ausrufen

"Well, well," said the old gentleman, composing his features. "Don't be afraid! We won't make an author of you, while there's an honest trade to be learnt, or brick-making to turn to."

composing - zusammenstellen, zusammensetzen, komponieren, enthalten

author - Autor, Autorin, Verfasser, Verfasserin

"Thank you, sir," said Oliver. At the earnest manner of his reply, the old gentleman laughed again; and said something about a curious instinct, which Oliver, not understanding, paid no very great attention to.

instinct - Instinkt

"Now," said Mr. Brownlow, speaking if possible in a kinder, but at the same time in a much more serious manner, than Oliver had ever known him assume yet, "I want you to pay great attention, my boy, to what I am going to say. I shall talk to you without any reserve; because I am sure you are well able to understand me, as many older persons would be."

if possible - womöglich

assume - annehmen, voraussetzen, vermuten, unterstellen

reserve - Reservieren, Bedenken, Vorbehalt, Reserviertheit, Reserve

"Oh, don't tell you are going to send me away, sir, pray!" exclaimed Oliver, alarmed at the serious tone of the old gentleman's commencement! "Don't turn me out of doors to wander in the streets again. Let me stay here, and be a servant. Don't send me back to the wretched place I came from. Have mercy upon a poor boy, sir!"

commencement - Beginn; Anfang

out of doors - im Freien

wander - wandern; umherstreifen, umherstreichen, herumziehen, stromern

"My dear child," said the old gentleman, moved by the warmth of Oliver's sudden appeal; "you need not be afraid of my deserting you, unless you give me cause."

warmth - Wärme

appeal - Berufung; Revision, Wirkung, Anziehungskraft; reizen, zusagen

deserting - Wüste, wüst, Ă–de; verlassen, desertieren, im Stich lassen

"I never, never will, sir," interposed Oliver.

"I hope not," rejoined the old gentleman. "I do not think you ever will. I have been deceived, before, in the objects whom I have endeavoured to benefit; but I feel strongly disposed to trust you, nevertheless; and I am more interested in your behalf than I can well account for, even to myself. The persons on whom I have bestowed my dearest love, lie deep in their graves; but, although the happiness and delight of my life lie buried there too, I have not made a coffin of my heart, and sealed it up, forever, on my best affections. Deep affliction has but strengthened and refined them.

deceived - getäuscht; betrügen, täuschen

nevertheless - nichtsdestoweniger, trotzdem, lauch wenn, dennoch

graves - Gräber; Graf

Happiness - Glücklich sein; Glück, Glücklichkeit, Fröhlichkeit

sealed - versiegelt; versiegeln; Siegel, Stempel, Seehund

affections - Zuneigung, Rührung, Zuneigung

affliction - Bedrängnis; Leiden, Behinderung

strengthened - gestärkt; verstärken, stärken, bestärken, stärken, verstärken

refined - verfeinert; verfeinern

As the old gentleman said this in a low voice: more to himself than to his companion: and as he remained silent for a short time afterwards: Oliver sat quite still.

"Well, well!" said the old gentleman at length, in a more cheerful tone, "I only say this, because you have a young heart; and knowing that I have suffered great pain and sorrow, you will be more careful, perhaps, not to wound me again. You say you are an orphan, without a friend in the world; all the inquiries I have been able to make, confirm the statement. Let me hear your story; where you come from; who brought you up; and how you got into the company in which I found you. Speak the truth, and you shall not be friendless while I live.

more cheerful - fröhlichere

more careful - reiflichere

wound - anschießen, verwunden

friendless - freundlos

Oliver's sobs checked his utterance for some minutes; when he was on the point of beginning to relate how he had been brought up at the farm, and carried to the workhouse by Mr. Bumble, a peculiarly impatient little double-knock was heard at the street-door: and the servant, running upstairs, announced Mr. Grimwig.

utterance - Äußerung

impatient - ungeduldig

"Is he coming up?" inquired Mr. Brownlow.

"Yes, sir," replied the servant. "He asked if there were any muffins in the house; and, when I told him yes, he said he had come to tea."

muffins - Muffin, Muffin

Mr. Brownlow smiled; and, turning to Oliver, said that Mr. Grimwig was an old friend of his, and he must not mind his being a little rough in his manners; for he was a worthy creature at bottom, as he had reason to know.

"Shall I go downstairs, sir?" inquired Oliver.

go downstairs - Treppe hinabgehen

"No," replied Mr. Brownlow, "I would rather you remained here."

At this moment, there walked into the room: supporting himself by a thick stick: a stout old gentleman, rather lame in one leg, who was dressed in a blue coat, striped waistcoat, nankeen breeches and gaiters, and a broad-brimmed white hat, with the sides turned up with green.

lame - lähmen; lahm

gaiters - Gamaschen; Pflaster, Faltenbalg, Gamasche

brimmed - umrandet; übersprudeln; Rand

A very small-plaited shirt frill stuck out from his waistcoat; and a very long steel watch-chain, with nothing but a key at the end, dangled loosely below it. The ends of his white neckerchief were twisted into a ball about the size of an orange; the variety of shapes into which his countenance was twisted, defy description. He had a manner of screwing his head on one side when he spoke; and of looking out of the corners of his eyes at the same time: which irresistibly reminded the beholder of a parrot. In this attitude, he fixed himself, the moment he made his appearance; and, holding out a small piece of orange-peel at arm's length, exclaimed, in a growling, discontented voice.

plaited - geflochten; Falte

frill - Schnickschnack; kräuseln

stuck out - (stick out) herausragen, rausstrecken (ugs.), herausstehen

steel - verstählen; Stahl

dangled - baumelte; baumeln

neckerchief - Halstuch

defy description - jeder Beschreibung spotten

screwing - Vögelei (vulg.), Vögeln (vulg.); schraubend

irresistibly - unwiderstehlich

reminded - Erinnert; erinnern, in Erinnerung bringen

beholder - Betrachter, Beobachter

parrot - Papagei; nachplappern

holding out - ausharrend

peel - schälen; Schale

growling - knurrt; knurrend; (growl); Knurren; Magenknurren

discontented - Unzufriedenheit

"look here! do you see this! Isn't it a most wonderful and extraordinary thing that I can't call at a man's house but I find a piece of this poor surgeon's friend on the staircase? I've been lamed with orange-peel once, and I know orange-peel will be my death, or I'll be content to eat my own head, sir!"

look here - hersehen

most wonderful - wunderbarste

lamed - gelähmt; (lam) gelähmt

content - Inhalt; (to be content with) sich mit etwas begnügen

This was the handsome offer with which Mr. Grimwig backed and confirmed nearly every assertion he made; and it was the more singular in his case, because, even admitting for the sake of argument, the possibility of scientific improvements being brought to that pass which will enable a gentleman to eat his own head in the event of his being so disposed, Mr.

confirmed - bestätigt; bestätigen, bestätigen, bekräftigen

assertion - Versicherung, Zusicherung, Behauptung, Beteuerung

singular - einzeln; einzigartig; ungewöhnlich; singularisch; singulär; Einzahl

Admitting - einlassen, zulassen, zugeben, eingestehen, erlauben, einweisen

sake - (for your sake) deinetwegen, euretwegen, Ihretwegen, dir zuliebe

argument - Diskussion, Auseinandersetzung, Beweis

scientific - wissenschaftlich

enable - berechtigen, befähigen, ermöglichen, anordnen, aktivieren

Grimwig's head was such a particularly large one, that the most sanguine Man alive could hardly entertain a hope of being able to get through it at a sitting"to put entirely out of the question, a very thick coating of powder.

Man alive - Menschenskind!

A very thick - Espresso

"I'll eat my head, sir," repeated Mr. Grimwig, striking his stick upon the ground. "Hallo! what's that!" looking at Oliver, and retreating a pace or two.

retreating - den Rückzug antreten; Rückzug

"This is young Oliver Twist, whom we were speaking about," said Mr. Brownlow.

Oliver bowed.

"You don't mean to say that's the boy who had the fever, I hope?" said Mr. Grimwig, recoiling a little more. "Wait a minute! Don't speak! Stop"" continued Mr. Grimwig, abruptly, losing all dread of the fever in his triumph at the discovery; "that's the boy who had the orange! If that's not the boy, sir, who had the orange, and threw this bit of peel upon the staircase, I'll eat my head, and his too."

recoiling - Rückstoß, zurückschrecken, zurückschlagen

discovery - Entdeckung

"No, no, he has not had one," said Mr. Brownlow, laughing. "Come! Put down your hat; and speak to my young friend."

"I feel strongly on this subject, sir," said the irritable old gentleman, drawing off his gloves. "There's always more or less orange-peel on the pavement in our street; and I know it's put there by the surgeon's boy at the corner. A young woman stumbled over a bit last night, and fell against my garden-railings; directly she got up I saw her look towards his infernal red lamp with the pantomime-light. ˜Don't go to him,'I called out of the window, ˜he's an assassin!

irritable - reizbar

drawing off - abzapfend

railings - Geländer

pantomime - Pantomime; pantomimisieren

assassin - Assassine; Attentäter, Attentäterin, Mörder, Mörderin

A man-trap!'So he is. If he is not"" Here the irascible old gentleman gave a great knock on the ground with his stick; which was always understood, by his friends, to imply the customary offer, whenever it was not expressed in words. Then, still keeping his stick in his hand, he sat down; and, opening a double eye-glass, which he wore attached to a broad black riband, took a view of Oliver: who, seeing that he was the object of inspection, coloured, and bowed again.

irascible - jähzornig

imply - implizieren, zur Folge haben, bedeuten

customary - Gewöhnlich; üblich

attached - befestigt; anbringen

"That's the boy, is it?" said Mr. Grimwig, at length.

"That's the boy," replied Mr. Brownlow.

"How are you, boy?" said Mr. Grimwig.

"A great deal better, thank you, sir," replied Oliver.

Mr. Brownlow, seeming to apprehend that his singular friend was about to say something disagreeable, asked Oliver to step downstairs and tell Mrs. Bedwin they were ready for tea; which, as he did not half like the visitor's manner, he was very happy to do.

seeming - scheinbar; anscheinend, scheinend; (seem); scheinen, dünken

apprehend - begreifen, verstehen, fangen, festnehmen

disagreeable - unangenehm, unsympathisch

"He is a nice-looking boy, is he not?" inquired Mr. Brownlow.

"I don't know," replied Mr. Grimwig, pettishly.

"Don't know?"

"No. I don't know. I never see any difference in boys. I only knew two sort of boys. Mealy boys, and beef-faced boys."

mealy - mehlig

beef - Rindfleisch, Ochsenfleisch, Groll, heftige Verärgerung, Rochus

"And which is Oliver?"

"Mealy. I know a friend who has a beef-faced boy; a fine boy, they call him; with a round head, and red cheeks, and glaring eyes; a horrid boy; with a body and limbs that appear to be swelling out of the seams of his blue clothes; with the voice of a pilot, and the appetite of a wolf. I know him! The wretch!"

cheeks - Wangen; Backe, qualifierormal, Backe, Stirn, Mick, Pumpenmick

limbs - Gliedmaßen; Schenkel (geol. Falte), Glied

seams - Nähte; säumen, schrammen, zerschrammen

pilot - Pilot, Pilotin, Flugzeugführer, Flugzeugführerin, Lotse, führen

wolf - Wolf, Meister Graubein, herunterschlingen

"Come," said Mr. Brownlow, "these are not the characteristics of young Oliver Twist; so he needn't excite your wrath."

characteristics - Eigenschaften; charakteristisch, bezeichnend, kennzeichnend

excite - erregen; anregen gloss erves

"They are not," replied Mr. Grimwig. "He may have worse."

Here, Mr. Brownlow coughed impatiently; which appeared to afford Mr. Grimwig the most exquisite delight.

most exquisite - auserlesenste

"He may have worse, I say," repeated Mr. Grimwig. "Where does he come from! Who is he? What is he? He has had a fever. What of that? Fevers are not peculiar to good people; are they? Bad people have fevers sometimes; haven't they, eh? I knew a man who was hung in Jamaica for murdering his master. He had had a fever six times; he wasn't recommended to mercy on that account. Pooh! nonsense!"

fevers - Fieber

Jamaica - Jamaika

recommended - empfohlen; empfehlen, empfehlen

Now, the fact was, that in the inmost recesses of his own heart, Mr. Grimwig was strongly disposed to admit that Oliver's appearance and manner were unusually prepossessing; but he had a strong appetite for contradiction, sharpened on this occasion by the finding of the orange-peel; and, inwardly determining that no man should dictate to him whether a boy was well-looking or not, he had resolved, from the first, to oppose his friend. When Mr. Brownlow admitted that on no one point of inquiry could he yet return a satisfactory answer; and that he had postponed any investigation into Oliver's previous history until he thought the boy was strong enough to hear it; Mr.

inmost - innerst

recesses - Pausen; Vertiefung, Winkel, Aushöhlung, qualifier

admit - einlassen, zulassen, zugeben, eingestehen, erlauben, einweisen

unusually - ungewöhnlich

prepossessing - ansehnlich; erfüllen

contradiction - Widerspruch; Gegensatz

inwardly - innerlich

determining - bestimmen, eingrenzen, festlegen

dictate - Diktat, Gebot, diktieren, bestimmen, vorschreiben

oppose - ablehnen; widersprechen

postponed - verschoben; verschieben, aufschieben, zurückstellen

investigation - Untersuchung

Grimwig chuckled maliciously. And he demanded, with a sneer, whether the housekeeper was in the habit of counting the plate at night; because if she didn't find a table-spoon or two missing some sunshiny morning, why, he would be content to"and so forth.

maliciously - böswillig

counting - rechnen, abzählen, zählen

sunshiny - Sonnenschein; sonnige

All this, Mr. Brownlow, although himself somewhat of an impetuous gentleman: knowing his friend's peculiarities, bore with great good humour; as Mr. Grimwig, at tea, was graciously pleased to express his entire approval of the muffins, matters went on very smoothly; and Oliver, who made one of the party, began to feel more at his ease than he had yet done in the fierce old gentleman's presence.

peculiarities - Eigentümlichkeiten; Singularität, Einzigartigkeit, Besonderheit

humour - Humor; Laune, Stimmung, Körpersaft

entire - vollständig; ganz, gesamt

smoothly - reibungslos; ruhig, weich

"And when are you going to hear a full, true, and particular account of the life and adventures of Oliver Twist?" asked Grimwig of Mr. Brownlow, at the conclusion of the meal; looking sideways at Oliver, as he resumed his subject.

adventures - Abenteuern; Abenteuer

sideways - seitwärts; Seitenweg

"To-morrow morning," replied Mr. Brownlow. "I would rather he was alone with me at the time. Come up to me to-morrow morning at ten o'clock, my dear."

"Yes, sir," replied Oliver. He answered with some hesitation, because he was confused by Mr. Grimwig's looking so hard at him.

"I'll tell you what," whispered that gentleman to Mr. Brownlow; "he won't come up to you to-morrow morning. I saw him hesitate. He is deceiving you, my good friend."

hesitate - zögern, stammeln

deceiving - betrügen, täuschen

"I'll swear he is not," replied Mr. Brownlow, warmly.

warmly - herzlich

"If he is not," said Mr. Grimwig, "I'll"" and down went the stick.

"I'll answer for that boy's truth with my life!" said Mr. Brownlow, knocking the table.

answer for - verantworten

knocking - Nageln (Dieselmotor)

"And I for his falsehood with my head!" rejoined Mr. Grimwig, knocking the table also.

"We shall see," said Mr. Brownlow, checking his rising anger.

anger - Ärger, Zorn, Wut, Groll

"We will," replied Mr. Grimwig, with a provoking smile; "we will."

provoking - provozieren, aufreizen, aufwühlen, aufhetzen, aufpeitschen

As fate would have it, Mrs. Bedwin chanced to bring in, at this moment, a small parcel of books, which Mr. Brownlow had that morning purchased of the identical bookstall-keeper, who has already figured in this history; having laid them on the table, she prepared to leave the room.

small parcel - Päckchen

identical - identisch; eineiig

figured - gedacht; Abbildung, Figur, Gestalt, Ziffer, Form

"Stop the boy, Mrs. Bedwin!" said Mr. Brownlow; "there is something to go back."

"He has gone, sir," replied Mrs. Bedwin.

"Call after him," said Mr. Brownlow; "it's particular. He is a poor man, and they are not paid for. There are some books to be taken back, too."

taken back - zurückgenommen

The street-door was opened. Oliver ran one way; and the girl ran another; and Mrs. Bedwin stood on the step and screamed for the boy; but there was no boy in sight. Oliver and the girl returned, in a breathless state, to report that there were no tidings of him.

tidings - Nachrichten; Kunde; q

"Dear me, I am very sorry for that," exclaimed Mr. Brownlow; "I particularly wished those books to be returned to-night."

"Send Oliver with them," said Mr. Grimwig, with an ironical smile; "he will be sure to deliver them safely, you know."

deliver - erlösen, befreien, gebären, liefern, abliefern

"Yes; do let me take them, if you please, sir," said Oliver. "I'll run all the way, sir."

The old gentleman was just going to say that Oliver should not go out on any account; when a most malicious cough from Mr. Grimwig determined him that he should; and that, by his prompt discharge of the commission, he should prove to him the injustice of his suspicions: on this head at least: at once.

discharge - entladen; entlassen; Ablauf; Befreiung; Entladung; Entlassung

Prove - er/sie hat/hatte bewiesen, beweisen, erhärten

injustice - Unrecht; Ungerechtigkeit

suspicions - Verdächtigungen; Verdacht, Argwohn, Verdacht, Verdacht, Argwohn

"You shall go, my dear," said the old gentleman. "The books are on a chair by my table. Fetch them down."

Oliver, delighted to be of use, brought down the books under his arm in a great bustle; and waited, cap in hand, to hear what message he was to take.

brought down - heruntergebracht

"You are to say," said Mr. Brownlow, glancing steadily at Grimwig; "you are to say that you have brought those books back; and that you have come to pay the four pound ten I owe him. This is a five-pound note, so you will have to bring me back, ten shillings change."

owe - schulden, schuldig sein

"I won't be ten minutes, sir," said Oliver, eagerly. Having buttoned up the bank-note in his jacket pocket, and placed the books carefully under his arm, he made a respectful bow, and left the room. Mrs. Bedwin followed him to the street-door, giving him many directions about the nearest way, and the name of the bookseller, and the name of the street: all of which Oliver said he clearly understood.

buttoned up - (button up) zuknöpfen

bank-note - (bank-note) Geldschein , Banknote

bookseller - Buchhändler, Buchhändlerin, Buchverkäufer, Buchverkäuferin

Having superadded many injunctions to be sure and not take cold, the old lady at length permitted him to depart.

depart - abreisen; verlassen, aufbrechen, abweichen

"Bless his sweet face!" said the old lady, looking after him. "I can't bear, somehow, to let him go out of my sight."

At this moment, Oliver looked gaily round, and nodded before he turned the corner. The old lady smilingly returned his salutation, and, closing the door, went back to her own room.

"Let me see; he'll be back in twenty minutes, at the longest," said Mr. Brownlow, pulling out his watch, and placing it on the table. "It will be dark by that time."

"Oh! you really expect him to come back, do you?" inquired Mr. Grimwig.

"Don't you?" asked Mr. Brownlow, smiling.

The spirit of contradiction was strong in Mr. Grimwig's breast, at the moment; and it was rendered stronger by his friend's confident smile.

spirit of contradiction - Widerspruchsgeist

confident - selbstbewusst; zuversichtlich, sicher

"No," he said, smiting the table with his fist, "I do not. The boy has a new suit of clothes on his back, a set of valuable books under his arm, and a five-pound note in his pocket. He'll join his old friends the thieves, and laugh at you. If ever that boy returns to this house, sir, I'll eat my head."

valuable - wertvoll; Wertgegenstand, Wertsache

With these words he drew his chair closer to the table; and there the two friends sat, in silent expectation, with the watch between them.

expectation - Erwartung

It is worthy of remark, as illustrating the importance we attach to our own judgments, and the pride with which we put forth our most rash and hasty conclusions, that, although Mr. Grimwig was not by any means a bad-hearted man, and though he would have been unfeignedly sorry to see his respected friend duped and deceived, he really did most earnestly and strongly hope at that moment, that Oliver Twist might not come back.

illustrating - illustrieren, illustrieren

attach - befestigen; anbringen

judgments - Urteile; Urteil

rash - Hautausschlag, voreilig, Ausschlag

conclusions - Schlussfolgerungen; Schluss, Ende

unfeignedly - ungeheuchelt

respected - respektiert; Achtung, Respekt, respektieren, respektieren

duped - überlistet; düpieren, einseifen, verladen (für dumm verkaufen)

It grew so dark, that the figures on the dial-plate were scarcely discernible; but there the two old gentlemen continued to sit, in silence, with the watch between them.

figures - Zahlen; Abbildung, Figur, Gestalt, Ziffer, Form

dial - Zifferblatt; Wählscheibe; wählen

discernible - wahrnehmbar; erkennbar


In the obscure parlour of a low public-house, in the filthiest part of Little Saffron Hill; a dark and gloomy den, where a flaring gas-light burnt all day in the winter-time; and where no ray of sun ever shone in the summer: there sat, brooding over a little pewter measure and a small glass, strongly impregnated with the smell of liquor, a man in a velveteen coat, drab shorts, half-boots and stockings, whom even by that dim light no experienced agent of the police would have hesitated to recognise as Mr. William Sikes.

filthiest - schmutzigste; dreckig, verdreckt, versifft, dreckig, schmutzig

den - Höhle

flaring - Abfackeln; Fackel, Leuchtfackel, Bengalo

gas-light - (gas-light) Gasbeleuchtung

burnt - angebrannt, verbrannt, brennen, verbrennen; (burn) angebrannt

ray - Schimmer, Strahl; ausstrahlen

brooding - grüblerisch, grübelnd; (brood); Brut; brüten, grübeln

agent - Agent; Wirkstoff; Agens

recognise - anerkennen

At his feet, sat a white-coated, red-eyed dog; who occupied himself, alternately, in winking at his master with both eyes at the same time; and in licking a large, fresh cut on one side of his mouth, which appeared to be the result of some recent conflict.

conflict - Konflikt, Streit, Gegensatz, Inkompatibilität

"Keep quiet, you warmint! Keep quiet!" said Mr. Sikes, suddenly breaking silence. Whether his meditations were so intense as to be disturbed by the dog's winking, or whether his feelings were so wrought upon by his reflections that they required all the relief derivable from kicking an unoffending animal to allay them, is matter for argument and consideration.

Keep quiet - totschweigen;Sei still!, Sei ruhig!

meditations - Meditationen; Meditation, Meditation

derivable - ableitbar

unoffending - unschuldig

allay - beschwichtigen; beruhigen, dämpfen, erleichtern, lindern

Whatever was the cause, the effect was a kick and a curse, bestowed upon the dog simultaneously.

curse - verfluchen, fluchen, verdammen; Fluch

simultaneously - gleichzeitig

Dogs are not generally apt to revenge injuries inflicted upon them by their masters; but Mr. Sikes's dog, having faults of temper in common with his owner, and labouring, perhaps, at this moment, under a powerful sense of injury, made no more ado but at once fixed his teeth in one of the half-boots. Having given in a hearty shake, he retired, growling, under a form; just escaping the pewter measure which Mr. Sikes levelled at his head.

apt - passend; Hochgeschwindigkeitszug; geeignet, begabt

revenge - Rache; rächen

injuries - Verletzungen; Verletzung, Wunde, Verwundung

inflicted - auferlegt; zufügen, de

masters - Haupt.., Grund, Meister, führend, leitend; bewältigen, meistern

faults - Fehlern; Fehler, Schuld, Fehler, Charakterschwäche, Verfehlung

ado - Getue; Getöse, checkLärm, checkMühe

given in - eingelenkt

escaping - fliehen; entgehen, entgehen, ausweichen, davonkommen, Flucht

levelled - nivelliert; eben, auf gleicher Höhe

"You would, would you?" said Sikes, seizing the poker in one hand, and deliberately opening with the other a large clasp-knife, which he drew from his pocket. "Come here, you born devil! Come here! D'ye hear?"

poker - pokern; Schürhaken

clasp - Spange, Klammer, Schnalle, Griff, greifen

The dog no doubt heard; because Mr. Sikes spoke in the very harshest key of a very harsh voice; but, appearing to entertain some unaccountable objection to having his throat cut, he remained where he was, and growled more fiercely than before: at the same time grasping the end of the poker between his teeth, and biting at it like a wild beast.

harshest - am härtesten; rau, harsch, unwirsch, harsch, scharf, hart

appearing - erscheinen, auftauchen, erscheinen, auftauchen, erscheinen

biting - beißend; bissig, beißend; stechend; (bit); beißend; bissig

beast - Tier, Bestie, Unmensch, Biest

This resistance only infuriated Mr. Sikes the more; who, dropping on his knees, began to assail the animal most furiously.

resistance - Widerstand

infuriated - wütend machen, zur Weißglut bringen

dropping - Fallenlassen; Kot; (drop) Fallenlassen; Kot

assail - angreifen

The dog jumped from right to left, and from left to right; snapping, growling, and barking; the man thrust and swore, and struck and blasphemed; and the struggle was reaching a most critical point for one or other; when, the door suddenly opening, the dog darted out: leaving Bill Sikes with the poker and the clasp-knife in his hands.

barking - Bellen

blasphemed - gotteslästerlich; blasphemieren, Gott lästern, lästern

most critical - kritischste

darted - geworfen; Pfeil, Satz

There must always be two parties to a quarrel, says the old adage. Mr. Sikes, being disappointed of the dog's participation, at once transferred his share in the quarrel to the new comer.

quarrel - sich streiten, zanken

adage - Sprichwort, geflügeltes Wort

participation - Partizipation, Beteiligung, Teilnahme

transferred - übertragen, versetzen, bringen, Übertragung, Versetzung

share in - teilhaben an, teilen;Anteil an

"What the devil do you come in between me and my dog for?" said Sikes, with a fierce gesture.

"I didn't know, my dear, I didn't know," replied Fagin, humbly; for the Jew was the new comer.

"Didn't know, you white-livered thief!" growled Sikes. "Couldn't you hear the noise?"

"Not a sound of it, as I'm a living man, Bill," replied the Jew.

"Oh no! You hear nothing, you don't," retorted Sikes with a fierce sneer. "Sneaking in and out, so as nobody hears how you come or go! I wish you had been the dog, Fagin, half a minute ago."

"Why?" inquired the Jew with a forced smile.

"Cause the government, as cares for the lives of such men as you, as haven't half the pluck of curs, lets a man kill a dog how he likes," replied Sikes, shutting up the knife with a very expressive look; "that's why."

government - staatlich;Regierung , Regierung , Landesregierung

pluck - pflücken, abrupfen, zupfen, schlagen, ausrupfen

curs - Flüche; (cur) Hundesohn, Köter; (cur); Köter

shutting - (to shut) schließen, zumachen

that's why - darum, deshalb, deswegen

The Jew rubbed his hands; and, sitting down at the table, affected to laugh at the pleasantry of his friend. He was obviously very ill at ease, however.

sitting down - hinsetzend

Obviously - Offensichtlich; augenscheinlich

at ease - ungezwungen

"Grin away," said Sikes, replacing the poker, and surveying him with savage contempt; "grin away. You'll never have the laugh at me, though, unless it's behind a nightcap. I've got the upper hand over you, Fagin; and, d"me, I'll keep it. There! If I go, you go; so take care of me."

replacing - zurückstellen, ersetzen

upper hand - Oberhand

"Well, well, my dear," said the Jew, "I know all that; we"we"have a mutual interest, Bill,"a mutual interest."

mutual - wechselseitig, gegenseitig, beiderseitig, gemeinsam

"Humph," said Sikes, as if he thought the interest lay rather more on the Jew's side than on his. "Well, what have you got to say to me?"

Humph - hm

"It's all passed safe through the melting-pot," replied Fagin, "and this is your share. It's rather more than it ought to be, my dear; but as I know you'll do me a good turn another time, and""

melting - Schmelzen; (melt); Schmelze; Schmelzwasser; schmelzen

another time - ein anderes Mal

"Stow that gammon," interposed the robber, impatiently. "Where is it? Hand over!"

Stow - packen (verstauen)

robber - Räuber, Räuberin

"Yes, yes, Bill; give me time, give me time," replied the Jew, soothingly. "Here it is! All safe!" As he spoke, he drew forth an old cotton handkerchief from his breast; and untying a large knot in one corner, produced a small brown-paper packet. Sikes, snatching it from him, hastily opened it; and proceeded to count the sovereigns it contained.

soothingly - Beruhigend; lindernde

untying - aufbinden; losbinden, losmachen, aufklären, auflösen

packet - Päckchen; paketieren; Datenpaket, Paket

snatching - Schnappen; klauen, stehlen, Reißen

count - rechnen, abzählen, zählen

sovereigns - Souveräne; souverän, Souverän

"This is all, is it?" inquired Sikes.

"All," replied the Jew.

"You haven't opened the parcel and swallowed one or two as you come along, have you?" inquired Sikes, suspiciously. "Don't put on an injured look at the question; you've done it many a time. Jerk the tinkler."

injured - verletzt; verletzen, verletzen

many a - manch ein, manches, manche

tinkler - Klopfer

These words, in plain English, conveyed an injunction to ring the bell. It was answered by another Jew: younger than Fagin, but nearly as vile and repulsive in appearance.

injunction - Unterlassungsanordnung; Verfügung, Verfügen, Anordnen

vile - abscheulich, gemein, schnöde

Bill Sikes merely pointed to the empty measure. The Jew, perfectly understanding the hint, retired to fill it: previously exchanging a remarkable look with Fagin, who raised his eyes for an instant, as if in expectation of it, and shook his head in reply; so slightly that the action would have been almost imperceptible to an observant third person.

previously - zuvor, vorher, früher, ehemals

imperceptible - nicht wahrnehmbar

observant - aufmerksam

It was lost upon Sikes, who was stooping at the moment to tie the boot-lace which the dog had torn. Possibly, if he had observed the brief interchange of signals, he might have thought that it boded no good to him.

stooping - Bücken; Buckel, sich beugen

tie - Unentschieden; zusammenbinden

lace - schnüren, Spitze (Gewebe)

interchange - Umsteigen; Autobahnkreuz

signals - Signale; Signal

boded - prophezeien

"Is anybody here, Barney?" inquired Fagin; speaking, now that Sikes was looking on, without raising his eyes from the ground.

"Dot a shoul," replied Barney; whose words: whether they came from the heart or not: made their way through the nose.

dot - stricheln; Punkt

shoul - soll

"Nobody?" inquired Fagin, in a tone of surprise: which perhaps might mean that Barney was at liberty to tell the truth.

"Dobody but Biss Dadsy," replied Barney.

"Nancy!" exclaimed Sikes. "Where? Strike me blind, if I don't honour that 'ere girl, for her native talents."

native - gebürtig; einheimisch; nativ; Ureinwohner, Ureinwohnerin

talents - Talente; Talent

"She's bid havid a plate of boiled beef id the bar," replied Barney.

Id - US-Bundesstaat, Identität; Es

boiled - gekocht; kochen, sieden, ich/er/sie/es siedete, sott; Furunkel

"Send her here," said Sikes, pouring out a glass of liquor. "Send her here."

pouring out - ausgießend

Barney looked timidly at Fagin, as if for permission; the Jew remaining silent, and not lifting his eyes from the ground, he retired; and presently returned, ushering in Nancy; who was decorated with the bonnet, apron, basket, and street-door key, complete.

lifting - Lüften (Bremse), Lift, Aufzug; fördern, Auftrieb geben, heben

Presently - Gegenwärtig; sogleich

ushering - Platzanweiser, Gerichtsdiener, zuweisen, anweisen, führen

decorated - dekoriert; ausschmücken, dekorieren, renovieren, qualifier

"You are on the scent, are you, Nancy?" inquired Sikes, proffering the glass.

scent - Geruch, Duft, Parfüm, Parfum, Fährte, Geruch (1, 3)

proffering - anbieten

"Yes, I am, Bill," replied the young lady, disposing of its contents; "and tired enough of it I am, too. The young brat's been ill and confined to the crib; and""

disposing - Entsorgen; anordnend, verfügend; (dispose); beseitigen

crib - Gitterbett; Krippe; Spickzettel, Schummelzettel

"Ah, Nancy, dear!" said Fagin, looking up.

Now, whether a peculiar contraction of the Jew's red eye-brows, and a half closing of his deeply-set eyes, warned Miss Nancy that she was disposed to be too communicative, is not a matter of much importance. The fact is all we need care for here; and the fact is, that she suddenly checked herself, and with several gracious smiles upon Mr. Sikes, turned the conversation to other matters. In about ten minutes'time, Mr.

contraction - Verkleinerung, Kontraktion, Schrumpfung, Schrumpfen

brows - Augenbrauen; Brauen; (brow) Augenbrauen; Brauen

warned - gewarnt; warnen, mahnen, warnen

communicative - kommunikativ

smiles - lächelt; Lächeln

Fagin was seized with a fit of coughing; upon which Nancy pulled her shawl over her shoulders, and declared it was time to go. Mr. Sikes, finding that he was walking a short part of her way himself, expressed his intention of accompanying her; they went away together, followed, at a little distant, by the dog, who slunk out of a back-yard as soon as his master was out of sight.

seized with - befallen

fit of coughing - Hustenanfall

shawl - Umschlagtuch; Schal

The Jew thrust his head out of the room door when Sikes had left it; looked after him as he walked up the dark passage; shook his clenched fist; muttered a deep curse; and then, with a horrible grin, reseated himself at the table; where he was soon deeply absorbed in the interesting pages of the Hue-and-Cry.

looked after - betreute

clenched - geballt; ballen

absorbed in - vertieft in

Meanwhile, Oliver Twist, little dreaming that he was within so very short a distance of the merry old gentleman, was on his way to the book-stall.

dreaming - phantasierend, träumend; (dream); Traum, Wunsch, träumen

When he got into Clerkenwell, he accidently turned down a by-street which was not exactly in his way; but not discovering his mistake until he had got half-way down it, and knowing it must lead in the right direction, he did not think it worth while to turn back; and so marched on, as quickly as he could, with the books under his arm.

turned down - umgeklappt

discovering - Entdeckung; entdecken, erleben, erfahren, dabei sein

lead - führen, anführen, leiten; aus Blei; Aufmacher; Anschlussdraht

He was walking along, thinking how happy and contented he ought to feel; and how much he would give for only one look at poor little Dick, who, starved and beaten, might be weeping bitterly at that very moment; when he was startled by a young woman screaming out very loud. "Oh, my dear brother!" And he had hardly looked up, to see what the matter was, when he was stopped by having a pair of arms thrown tight round his neck.

"Don't," cried Oliver, struggling. "Let go of me. Who is it? What are you stopping me for?"

The only reply to this, was a great number of loud lamentations from the young woman who had embraced him; and who had a little basket and a street-door key in her hand.

embraced - umarmt; umarmen, annehmen, umarmen, Umarmung

"Oh my gracious!" said the young woman, "I have found him! Oh! Oliver! Oliver! Oh you naughty boy, to make me suffer such distress on your account! Come home, dear, come. Oh, I've found him. Thank gracious goodness heavins, I've found him!" With these incoherent exclamations, the young woman burst into another fit of crying, and got so dreadfully hysterical, that a couple of women who came up at the moment asked a butcher's boy with a shiny head of hair anointed with suet, who was also looking on, whether he didn't think he had better run for the doctor.

heavins - Schwerins

incoherent - inkohärent

dreadfully - furchtbar

shiny - glänzend; leuchtend, funkelnd, wunderbar

anointed - gesalbt; ölen, schmieren, einreiben, ölen, salben

suet - Talg; Flomenschmalz

To which, the butcher's boy: who appeared of a lounging, not to say indolent disposition: replied, that he thought not.

"Oh, no, no, never mind," said the young woman, grasping Oliver's hand; "I'm better now. Come home directly, you cruel boy! Come!"

"Oh, ma'am," replied the young woman, "he ran away, near a month ago, from his parents, who are hard-working and respectable people; and went and joined a set of thieves and bad characters; and almost broke his mother's heart."

mother's heart - Mutterherz

"Young wretch!" said one woman.

"Go home, do, you little brute," said the other.

"I am not," replied Oliver, greatly alarmed. "I don't know her. I haven't any sister, or father and mother either. I'm an orphan; I live at Pentonville."

"Only hear him, how he braves it out!" cried the young woman.

braves - Tapferkeit; tapfer, mutig, Krieger

"Why, it's Nancy!" exclaimed Oliver; who now saw her face for the first time; and started back, in irrepressible astonishment.

"You see he knows me!" cried Nancy, appealing to the bystanders. "He can't help himself. Make him come home, there's good people, or he'll kill his dear mother and father, and break my heart!"

appealing to - appellierend

"What the devil's this?" said a man, bursting out of a beer-shop, with a white dog at his heels; "young Oliver! Come home to your poor mother, you young dog! Come home directly."

"I don't belong to them. I don't know them. Help! help!" cried Oliver, struggling in the man's powerful grasp.

belong - zugehören; gehören (zu)

"Help!" repeated the man. "Yes; I'll help you, you young rascal! What books are these? You've been a stealing 'em, have you? Give 'em here." With these words, the man tore the volumes from his grasp, and struck him on the head.

stealing - stehlend, entwendend; (steal); stehlen, entwenden, klauen

volumes - Volumen

"that's right!" cried a looker-on, from a garret-window. "That's the only way of bringing him to his senses!"

that's right - Das stimmt. Ganz recht.

looker - Gucker; (look) Blick, siehe

garret - Dachboden; Mansarde, Dachwohnung

"To be sure!" cried a sleepy-faced carpenter, casting an approving look at the garret-window.

Carpenter - Schreiner; Zimmermann, Zimmerfrau

casting - Gießerei, Abguss, Rollenbesetzung; (cast); werfen; wegwerfen

approving - billigen, genehmigen, zusagen

"It'll do him good!" said the two women.

"And he shall have it, too!" rejoined the man, administering another blow, and seizing Oliver by the collar. "Come on, you young villain! Here, Bull's-eye, mind him, boy! Mind him!"

Weak with recent illness; stupified by the blows and the suddenness of the attack; terrified by the fierce growling of the dog, and the brutality of the man; overpowered by the conviction of the bystanders that he really was the hardened little wretch he was described to be; what could one poor child do! Darkness had set in; it was a low neighborhood; no help was near; resistance was useless. In another moment he was dragged into a labyrinth of dark narrow courts, and was forced along them at a pace which rendered the few cries he dared to give utterance to, unintelligible.

blows - Schläge; (to blow) blasen, wehen

suddenness - Plötzlichkeit

brutality - Brutalität

overpowered - übermächtig; überwältigen, übermannen

conviction - Überzeugung; Verurteilung

useless - nutzlos, unnützlich, wertlos

labyrinth - Labyrinth

It was of little moment, indeed, whether they were intelligible or no; for there was nobody to care for them, had they been ever so plain.

intelligible - Verständlich

The gas-lamps were lighted; Mrs. Bedwin was waiting anxiously at the open door; the servant had run up the street twenty times to see if there were any traces of Oliver; and still the two old gentlemen sat, perseveringly, in the dark parlour, with the watch between them.

run up - hochfahren, hissen

traces - Spuren; Zeichen, Spur

perseveringly - ausdauernd


claimed - behauptet; Anspruch, Rechtstitel, Anspruch, Behauptung

The narrow streets and courts, at length, terminated in a large open space; scattered about which, were pens for beasts, and other indications of a cattle-market. Sikes slackened his pace when they reached this spot: the girl being quite unable to support any longer, the rapid rate at which they had hitherto walked. Turning to Oliver, he roughly commanded him to take hold of Nancy's hand.

beasts - Biester; Tier

indications - Hinweise; Anzeichen, Anzeige, Hinweis, Indiz

cattle-market - (cattle-market) Viehmarkt

commanded - befohlen; Befehl, Kommando

take hold - zugreifen

"Do you hear?" growled Sikes, as Oliver hesitated, and looked round.

They were in a dark corner, quite out of the track of passengers.

Oliver saw, but too plainly, that resistance would be of no avail. He held out his hand, which Nancy clasped tight in hers.

plainly - klar und deutlich; klar

avail - zur Verfügung; ausnutzen; helfen, nützen, Erfolg

clasped - umklammert; Spange, Klammer, Schnalle, Griff, greifen

"Give me the other," said Sikes, seizing Oliver's unoccupied hand. "Here, Bull's-Eye!"

The dog looked up, and growled.

"See here, boy!" said Sikes, putting his other hand to Oliver's throat; "if he speaks ever so soft a word, hold him! D'ye mind!"

The dog growled again; and licking his lips, eyed Oliver as if he were anxious to attach himself to his windpipe without delay.

windpipe - Trachea, Luftröhre

"He's as willing as a Christian, strike me blind if he isn't!" said Sikes, regarding the animal with a kind of grim and ferocious approval. "Now, you know what you've got to expect, master, so call away as quick as you like; the dog will soon stop that game. Get on, young'un!"

ferocious - wild, brutal, grausam

Bull's-eye wagged his tail in acknowledgment of this unusually endearing form of speech; and, giving vent to another admonitory growl for the benefit of Oliver, led the way onward.

wagged - gewackelt; wedeln, schwänzen, Wedeln

tail - Schwanz; Zipfel

acknowledgment - Anerkennung, Bestätigung, Anerkenntnis, Danksagung, Quittung

endearing - liebenswert; teuer machen

growl - Knurren; Magenknurren

It was Smithfield that they were crossing, although it might have been Grosvenor Square, for anything Oliver knew to the contrary. The night was dark and foggy. The lights in the shops could scarecely struggle through the heavy mist, which thickened every moment and shrouded the streets and houses in gloom; rendering the strange place still stranger in Oliver's eyes; and making his uncertainty the more dismal and depressing.

contrary - entgegengesetzt, gegenläufig, entgegenstehend, ungünstig

foggy - neblig, diesig

scarecely - ängstlich

mist - Nebel

thickened - verdickt; verdicken

shrouded - verhüllt; Leichentuch, Totenhemd

rendering - wiedergebend, huldigend, Aufführung; (render) wiedergebend

depressing - deprimierend; deprimieren

They had hurried on a few paces, when a deep church-bell struck the hour. With its first stroke, his two conductors stopped, and turned their heads in the direction whence the sound proceeded.

church-bell - (church-bell) Kirchenglocke

stroke - Schlaganfall; streicheln; Stoß, Schlag, Streich, Hub

conductors - Dirigenten; Dirigent, Dirigentin, Schaffner, Leiter

whence - woher; von daher

"Eight o'clock, Bill," said Nancy, when the bell ceased.

"What's the good of telling me that; I can hear it, can't I!" replied Sikes.

"I wonder whether they can hear it," said Nancy.

"Of course they can," replied Sikes. "It was Bartlemy time when I was shopped; and there warn't a penny trumpet in the fair, as I couldn't hear the squeaking on. Arter I was locked up for the night, the row and din outside made the thundering old jail so silent, that I could almost have beat my brains out against the iron plates of the door."

warn - warnen, mahnen

squeaking - quietschend, quiekend; (squeak); Gequieke, Gequietsche, Knarren

din - Lärm, Getöse; dröhnen

"Poor fellow!" said Nancy, who still had her face turned towards the quarter in which the bell had sounded. "Oh, Bill, such fine young chaps as them!"

chaps - Bursche, Riss (in der Haut)

"Yes; that's all you women think of," answered Sikes. "Fine young chaps! Well, they're as good as dead, so it don't much matter."

With this consolation, Mr. Sikes appeared to repress a rising tendency to jealousy, and, clasping Oliver's wrist more firmly, told him to step out again.

repress - unterdrücken, verdrängen

tendency - Tendenz (''not often used in this sense; one would rather use a verb such as " zu (...) neigen" or tendieren'')

wrist - Handgelenk

step out - ich/er/sie trat heraus, heraustreten;ausschreiten

"Wait a minute!" said the girl: "I wouldn't hurry by, if it was you that was coming out to be hung, the next time eight o'clock struck, Bill. I'd walk round and round the place till I dropped, if the snow was on the ground, and I hadn't a shawl to cover me."

hurry - Eile; beeilen

walk round - umrunden

"And what good would that do?" inquired the unsentimental Mr. Sikes. "Unless you could pitch over a file and twenty yards of good stout rope, you might as well be walking fifty mile off, or not walking at all, for all the good it would do me. Come on, and don't stand preaching there."

pitch - werfen, festsetzen, errichten; Tonhöhe, Tonlage, Pech

file - Datei; Kartei, File, Aktenmappe, Reihe; ablegen (Briefe usw.)

rope - Tau, Seil, Strang

preaching - predigend; (preach); predigen, verkündigen

The girl burst into a laugh; drew her shawl more closely round her; and they walked away. But Oliver felt her hand tremble, and, looking up in her face as they passed a gas-lamp, saw that it had turned a deadly white.

They walked on, by little-frequented and dirty ways, for a full half-hour: meeting very few people, and those appearing from their looks to hold much the same position in society as Mr. Sikes himself.

frequented - frequentiert; häufig; aufsuchen

At length they turned into a very filthy narrow street, nearly full of old-clothes shops; the dog running forward, as if conscious that there was no further occasion for his keeping on guard, stopped before the door of a shop that was closed and apparently untenanted; the house was in a ruinous condition, and on the door was nailed a board, intimating that it was to let: which looked as if it had hung there for many years.

conscious - bei Bewusstsein, wach, aufmerksam

keeping on - anbehaltend

ruinous - ruinös; verderblich

nailed - festgenagelt; nageln (derb. koitieren); annageln, Nagel, nageln

intimating - angedeutet; vertraut, innig, intim, vorsichtig andeuten

"All right," cried Sikes, glancing cautiously about.

Nancy stooped below the shutters, and Oliver heard the sound of a bell. They crossed to the opposite side of the street, and stood for a few moments under a lamp. A noise, as if a sash window were gently raised, was heard; and soon afterwards the door softly opened. Mr. Sikes then seized the terrified boy by the collar with very little ceremony; and all three were quickly inside the house.

stood for - (stand for) bedeuten

sash window - Schiebefenster , Aufziehfenster

The passage was perfectly dark. They waited, while the person who had let them in, chained and barred the door.

chained - angekettet; Kette, Kette, Kette, Kette, anketten, ketten

barred - verwehrt; Takt; Schankstube; Latte (Sport); Balken, Leiste

"Anybody here?" inquired Sikes.

"No," replied a voice, which Oliver thought he had heard before.

"Is the old 'un here?" asked the robber.

"Yes," replied the voice, "and precious down in the mouth he has been. Won't he be glad to see you? Oh, no!"

precious - kostbar, wertvoll, süßlich, kitschig

be glad - sich freuen

The style of this reply, as well as the voice which delivered it, seemed familiar to Oliver's ears: but it was impossible to distinguish even the form of the speaker in the darkness.

distinguish - unterscheiden; erkennen; auszeichnen

"Let's have a glim," said Sikes, "or we shall go breaking our necks, or treading on the dog. Look after your legs if you do!"

necks - Hälse; knutschen; Genick, Zapfen (Wellenhals), Nacken

treading - Trittbrettfahren; (tread on) treten; (tread) Trittbrettfahren; (tread on) treten

"stand still a moment, and I'll get you one," replied the voice. The receding footsteps of the speaker were heard; and, in another minute, the form of Mr. John Dawkins, otherwise the Artful Dodger, appeared. He bore in his right hand a tallow candle stuck in the end of a cleft stick.

stand still - Stillstandszeit

receding - zurückgehen; zurücktreten

otherwise - sonst

tallow candle - Talglicht

cleft - gespalten; zerklüftet, Kluft, Riss, kleben

The young gentleman did not stop to bestow any other mark of recognition upon Oliver than a humourous grin; but, turning away, beckoned the visitors to follow him down a flight of stairs. They crossed an empty kitchen; and, opening the door of a low earthy-smelling room, which seemed to have been built in a small back-yard, were received with a shout of laughter.

bestow - verstauen, einlagern, unterbringen, schenken, verleihen

humourous - humorvoll

turning away - Abkehr

beckoned - winkte; heranwinken, herbeiwinken, winken, zuwinken, einladen

earthy - erdig

smelling - riechend; (smell); Geruch; Geruchssinn, Riechen, stinken

"Oh, my wig, my wig!" cried Master Charles Bates, from whose lungs the laughter had proceeded: "here he is! oh, cry, here he is! Oh, Fagin, look at him! Fagin, do look at him! I can't bear it; it is such a jolly game, I can't bear it. Hold me, somebody, while I laugh it out."

wig - Perücke

With this irrepressible ebullition of mirth, Master Bates laid himself flat on the floor: and kicked convulsively for five minutes, in an ectasy of facetious joy. Then jumping to his feet, he snatched the cleft stick from the Dodger; and, advancing to Oliver, viewed him round and round; while the Jew, taking off his nightcap, made a great number of low bows to the bewildered boy.

ebullition - Aufwallung; Ăśberschäumen

convulsively - krampfhafte

ectasy - Ektase

snatched - geschnappt; klauen, stehlen, Reißen

viewed - angesehen; Aussicht, Aussicht, Anblick, Sicht, Ansicht, Aufruf

bows - Bücklinge, Bögen; (bow) Bücklinge, Bögen

bewildered - verwirrt; verwirren, durcheinanderbringen

The Artful, meantime, who was of a rather saturnine disposition, and seldom gave way to merriment when it interfered with business, rifled Oliver's pockets with steady assiduity.

meantime - Inzwischen; unterdessen

saturnine - saturninisch

seldom - selten

interfered - eingemischt; eingreifen, einmischen

rifled - gezogen; Gewehr

assiduity - Beflissenheit; Fleiß

"Look at his togs, Fagin!" said Charley, putting the light so close to his new jacket as nearly to set him on fire. "Look at his togs! Superfine cloth, and the heavy swell cut! Oh, my eye, what a game! And his books, too! Nothing but a gentleman, Fagin!"

togs - Klamotten; anziehen

heavy swell - hoher Seegang

"Delighted to see you looking so well, my dear," said the Jew, bowing with mock humility. "The Artful shall give you another suit, my dear, for fear you should spoil that Sunday one. Why didn't you write, my dear, and say you were coming? We'd have got something warm for supper."

bowing - Verbeugung; (bow) sich vorbeugen; (bow) Verbeugung; (bow) sich vorbeugen

spoil - plündern; ruinieren, verderben, kaputtmachen, verwöhnen

At his, Master Bates roared again: so loud, that Fagin himself relaxed, and even the Dodger smiled; but as the Artful drew forth the five-pound note at that instant, it is doubtful whether the sally of the discovery awakened his merriment.

doubtful - zweifelhaft; zweifelnd

sally - aufbrechen

"Hallo, what's that?" inquired Sikes, stepping forward as the Jew seized the note. "That's mine, Fagin."

stepping - treten, treten (du trittst

"No, no, my dear," said the Jew. "Mine, Bill, mine. You shall have the books."

"If that ain't mine!" said Bill Sikes, putting on his hat with a determined air; "mine and Nancy's that is; I'll take the boy back again."

The Jew started. Oliver started too, though from a very different cause; for he hoped that the dispute might really end in his being taken back.

"Come! Hand over, will you?" said Sikes.

"This is hardly fair, Bill; hardly fair, is it, Nancy?" inquired the Jew.

"Fair, or not fair," retorted Sikes, "hand over, I tell you! Do you think Nancy and me has got nothing else to do with our precious time but to spend it in scouting arter, and kidnapping, every young boy as gets grabbed through you? Give it here, you avaricious old skeleton, give it here!"

scouting - Pfadfinderbewegung; (scout); Pfadfinderbewegung

kidnapping - Entführung, Menschenraub, Kinderraub

skeleton - Skelett; Not-, Gerippe, provisorisch, Knochengerüst

With this gentle remonstrance, Mr. Sikes plucked the note from between the Jew's finger and thumb; and looking the old man coolly in the face, folded it up small, and tied it in his neckerchief.

plucked - gerupft; pflücken, abrupfen, zupfen, schlagen, rupfen, ausrupfen

"That's for our share of the trouble," said Sikes; "and not half enough, neither. You may keep the books, if you're fond of reading. If you ain't, sell 'em."

"They're very pretty," said Charley Bates: who, with sundry grimaces, had been affecting to read one of the volumes in question; "beautiful writing, isn't is, Oliver?" at sight of the dismayed look with which Oliver regarded his tormentors, Master Bates, who was blessed with a lively sense of the ludicrous, fell into another ectasy, more boisterous than the first.

grimaces - Grimasse, Grimassen schneiden

at sight - bei Vorlage

dismayed - konsterniert; Furcht, Ohnmacht

tormentors - Peiniger, Peinigerin

"They belong to the old gentleman," said Oliver, wringing his hands; "to the good, kind, old gentleman who took me into his house, and had me nursed, when I was near dying of the fever. Oh, pray send them back; send him back the books and money.

Keep me here all my life long; but pray, pray send them back. He'll think I stole them; the old lady: all of them who were so kind to me: will think I stole them. Oh, do have mercy upon me, and send them back!"

Stole - Gestohlen; (to steal) stehlen, klauen, rauben; (steal); stehlen

With these words, which were uttered with all the energy of passionate grief, Oliver fell upon his knees at the Jew's feet; and beat his hands together, in perfect desperation.

passionate - leidenschaftlich

"The boy's right," remarked Fagin, looking covertly round, and knitting his shaggy eyebrows into a hard knot. "You're right, Oliver, you're right; they will think you have stolen 'em. Ha! ha!" chuckled the Jew, rubbing his hands, "it couldn't have happened better, if we had chosen our time!"

covertly - im Verborgenen; heimliche

knitting - Stricken; (knit); stricken

You're right - Sie haben recht.

stolen - gestohlen; stehlen, entwenden, klauen, stehlen, stehlen, rauben

"Of course it couldn't," replied Sikes; "I know'd that, directly I see him coming through Clerkenwell, with the books under his arm. It's all right enough. They're soft-hearted psalm-singers, or they wouldn't have taken him in at all; and they'll ask no questions after him, fear they should be obliged to prosecute, and so get him lagged. He's safe enough."

psalm - Psalm

be obliged - müssen

lagged - verzögert; zurückbleiben, zurückfallen

Oliver had looked from one to the other, while these words were being spoken, as if he were bewildered, and could scarecely understand what passed; but when Bill Sikes concluded, he jumped suddenly to his feet, and tore wildly from the room: uttering shrieks for help, which made the bare old house echo to the roof.

shrieks - Schreie; Kreischen

"Keep back the dog, Bill!" cried Nancy, springing before the door, and closing it, as the Jew and his two pupils darted out in pursuit. "Keep back the dog; he'll tear the boy to pieces."

"Serve him right!" cried Sikes, struggling to disengage himself from the girl's grasp. "Stand off from me, or I'll split your head against the wall."

serve - Angabe; dienen; servieren; aufschlagen, den Aufschlag haben

disengage - auskuppeln; ausklinken, aushaken, entkuppeln

"I don't care for that, Bill, I don't care for that," screamed the girl, struggling violently with the man, "the child shan't be torn down by the dog, unless you kill me first."

torn down - (tear down) abbrechen

"Shan't he!" said Sikes, setting his teeth. "I'll soon do that, if you don't Keep off."

Keep off - Betreten verboten!;abhalten

The housebreaker flung the girl from him to the further end of the room, just as the Jew and the two boys returned, dragging Oliver among them.

housebreaker - Hauseinbrecher; Einbrecher

"What's the matter here!" said Fagin, looking round.

"The girl's gone mad, I think," replied Sikes, savagely.

savagely - brutal

"No, she hasn't," said Nancy, pale and breathless from the scuffle; "no, she hasn't, Fagin; don't think it."

scuffle - ein Handgemenge; raufen; Handgemenge, Gewühl

"Then keep quiet, will you?" said the Jew, with a threatening look.

"No, I won't do that, neither," replied Nancy, speaking very loud. "Come! What do you think of that?"

Mr. Fagin was sufficiently well acquainted with the manners and customs of that particular species of humanity to which Nancy belonged, to feel tolerably certain that it would be rather unsafe to prolong any conversation with her, at present. With the view of diverting the attention of the company, he turned to Oliver.

customs - Brauch, Gewohnheit, Gewohnheit, Brauch, Sitte, Usus, Gewohnheit

humanity - die Menschheit; Menschheit; Humanität, Menschlichkeit

tolerably - erträglich

unsafe - unsicher

prolong - ausdehnen; verlängern; hinauszögern

diverting - ablenkend; umlenken, umleiten, ablenken, unterhalten

"So you wanted to get away, my dear, did you?" said the Jew, taking up a jagged and knotted club which lay in a corner of the fireplace; "eh?"

jagged - zerklüftet; zackig; (jag) zerklüftet; zackig

knotted - verknotet; Knoten, Knäuel

fireplace - Kamin, Feuerstelle, Herd

Oliver made no reply. But he watched the Jew's motions, and breathed quickly.

"Wanted to get assistance; called for the police; did you?" sneered the Jew, catching the boy by the arm. "We'll cure you of that, my young master."

assistance - Unterstützung; Hilfe

sneered - spöttisch; Spott; grinsen, spötteln

cure - räuchern (Fleisch), heilen, abbinden (Leim); Kur, Heilung

The Jew inflicted a smart blow on Oliver's shoulders with the club; and was raising it for a second, when the girl, rushing forward, wrested it from his hand. She flung it into the fire, with a force that brought some of the glowing coals whirling out into the room.

rushing forward - vorstürmend

wrested - gerungen; erzwingen

glowing - glühen, abstrahlen, leuchten, Glühen

coals - Kohlen; Kohle, Steinkohle, Kohle, Kohle, Kohle

whirling - wirbelnd; (whirl) strudeln, wirbeln; (whirl); wirbeln, lschnell

"I won't stand by and see it done, Fagin," cried the girl. "You've got the boy, and what more would you have?"Let him be"let him be"or I shall put that mark on some of you, that will bring me to the gallows before my time."

The girl stamped her foot violently on the floor as she vented this threat; and with her lips compressed, and her hands clenched, looked alternately at the Jew and the other robber: her face quite colourless from the passion of rage into which she had gradually worked herself.

vented - entlüftet; entlüften

threat - drohen; Bedrohung, Drohung

colourless - farblos

"Why, Nancy!" said the Jew, in a soothing tone; after a pause, during which he and Mr. Sikes had stared at one another in a disconcerted manner; "you,"you're more clever than ever to-night. Ha! ha! my dear, you are acting beautifully."

disconcerted - beunruhigt; verwirren, stören, vereiteln, beunruhigen, de

more clever - anstelligere

acting - Schauspielerei; amtierend, stellvertretend, geschäftsführend

beautifully - schön

"Am I!" said the girl. "Take care I don't overdo it. You will be the worse for it, Fagin, if I do; and so I tell you in good time to keep clear of me."

overdo - übertreiben; zu lange kochen

in good time - rechtzeitig, beizeiten, frühzeitig

There is something about a roused woman: especially if she add to all her other strong passions, the fierce impulses of recklessness and despair; which few men like to provoke.

impulses - Impulsen; Impuls, Triebkraft, Drang, innerer Antrieb, Kraftstoß

recklessness - Leichtsinnigkeit, Fahrlässigkeit, Gewagtheit

despair - verzweifeln; Verzweiflung

provoke - provozieren, aufreizen, aufwühlen, aufhetzen

The Jew saw that it would be hopeless to affect any further mistake regarding the reality of Miss Nancy's rage; and, shrinking involuntarily back a few paces, cast a glance, half imploring and half cowardly, at Sikes: as if to hint that he was the fittest person to pursue the dialogue.

hopeless - hoffnungslos

affect - beeinflussen; beeinträchtigen, eine Vorliebe haben für, bewohnen

reality - Wirklichkeit, Realität, checkRealität

shrinking - schrumpfen, schrumpfen, abnehmen, drücken

fittest - am fittesten; (to be fit) in Form sein

pursue - verfolgen, beschreiten, nachjagen, nachgehen

Mr. Sikes, thus mutely appealed to; and possibly feeling his personal pride and influence interested in the immediate reduction of Miss Nancy to reason; gave utterance to about a couple of score of curses and threats, the rapid production of which reflected great credit on the fertility of his invention. As they produced no visible effect on the object against whom they were discharged, however, he resorted to more tangible arguments.

mutely - stumm

appealed - appelliert; Revision, Wirkung, Anziehungskraft; reizen, zusagen

reduction - Reduktion, Reduzierung

curses - Verfluchungen; (cur) Hundesohn, Köter

production - Produktion, Herstellung, Inszenierung

reflected - reflektiert; reflektieren, zurückspiegeln, spiegeln

fertility - Fruchtbarkeit

invention - Erfindung; Erfinden; Einfallsreichtum; Invention

visible - sichtbar

resorted - gegriffen; umsortieren; Badeort (Seebad)

tangible - greifbar, erfühlbar, konkret, erfassbar, begreifbar

arguments - Argumente; Diskussion, Auseinandersetzung, Beweis

"What do you mean by this?" said Sikes; backing the inquiry with a very common imprecation concerning the most beautiful of human features: which, if it were heard above, only once out of every fifty thousand times that it is uttered below, would render blindness as common a disorder as measles: "what do you mean by it? Burn my body! Do you know who you are, and what you are?"

What do you mean by this? - Was wollen Sie damit sagen?

blindness - Blindheit

burn - verbrennen; brennen, feuern, leuchten

"Oh, yes, I know all about it," replied the girl, laughing hysterically; and shaking her head from side to side, with a poor assumption of indifference.

hysterically - hysterisch

assumption - Vermutung; Übernahme; Annahme; Himmelfahrt

indifference - Gleichgültigkeit

"Well, then, keep quiet," rejoined Sikes, with a growl like that he was accustomed to use when addressing his dog, "or I'll quiet you for a good long time to come."

accustomed - Gewöhnt; gewöhnen, gewöhnen

The girl laughed again: even less composedly than before; and, darting a hasty look at Sikes, turned her face aside, and bit her lip till the blood came.

composedly - Gelassenheit

"You're a nice one," added Sikes, as he surveyed her with a contemptuous air, "to take up the humane and gen"teel side! A pretty subject for the child, as you call him, to make a friend of!"

contemptuous - verächtlich; respektlos

"God Almighty help me, I am!" cried the girl passionately; "and I wish I had been struck dead in the street, or had changed places with them we passed so near to-night, before I had lent a hand in bringing him here. He's a thief, a liar, a devil, all that's bad, from this night forth. Isn't that enough for the old wretch, without blows?"

Almighty - allmächtig

places with - vergibt

lent - verliehen; lieh

liar - Lügner, Lügnerin

"Come, come, Sikes," said the Jew appealing to him in a remonstratory tone, and motioning towards the boys, who were eagerly attentive to all that passed; "we must have civil words; civil words, Bill."

appealing - ansprechend; Revision, Wirkung, Anziehungskraft; reizen

remonstratory - remonstrativ

motioning - Bewegen; Bewegung

attentive - Aufmerksam

civil - zivil, bürgerlich, zivilisiert

"Civil words!" cried the girl, whose passion was frightful to see. "Civil words, you villain! Yes, you deserve 'em from me. I thieved for you when I was a child not half as old as this!" pointing to Oliver. "I have been in the same trade, and in the same service, for twelve years since. Don't you know it? Speak out! Don't you know it?"

thieved - gestohlen; stehlen

"Well, well," replied the Jew, with an attempt at pacification; "and, if you have, it's your living!"

pacification - Befriedung

"Aye, it is!" returned the girl; not speaking, but pouring out the words in one continuous and vehement scream. "It is my living; and the cold, wet, dirty streets are my home; and you're the wretch that drove me to them long ago, and that'll keep me there, day and night, day and night, till I die!"

Aye - gewiss, Ja-Stimme

pouring - gießend, einschenkend; (pour) gießend, einschenkend

wet - nass, feucht, befeuchten, durchnässen, nass machen

"I shall do you a mischief!" interposed the Jew, goaded by these reproaches; "a mischief worse than that, if you say much more!"

reproaches - Vorwürfe; Vorwurf, Schande, vorwerfen

The girl said nothing more; but, tearing her hair and dress in a transport of passion, made such a rush at the Jew as would probably have left signal marks of her revenge upon him, had not her wrists been seized by Sikes at the right moment; upon which, she made a few ineffectual struggles, and fainted.

rush - stürzen, drängen, hetzen, rasen; Eile, Andrang

"She's all right now," said Sikes, laying her down in a corner. "She's uncommon strong in the arms, when she's up in this way."

The Jew wiped his forehead: and smiled, as if it were a relief to have the disturbance over; but neither he, nor Sikes, nor the dog, nor the boys, seemed to consider it in any other light than a common occurance incidental to business.

incidental - zufällig; zugehörig, beiläufig, anfallend, folgend

"It's the worst of having to do with women," said the Jew, replacing his club; "but they're clever, and we can't get on, in our line, without 'em. Charley, show Oliver to bed."

"I suppose he'd better not wear his best clothes tomorrow, Fagin, had he?" inquired Charley Bates.

"Certainly not," replied the Jew, reciprocating the grin with which Charley put the question.

reciprocating - wechselseitig; etwas austauschen

"put off the smart ones," said Charley, "and I'll give 'em to Fagin to take care of. What fun it is!"

put off - aufschieben;abgespiesen

Poor Oliver unwillingly complied. Master Bates rolling up the new clothes under his arm, departed from the room, leaving Oliver in the dark, and locking the door behind him.

unwillingly - unfreiwillig

rolling up - aufkrempelnd

The noise of Charley's laughter, and the voice of Miss Betsy, who opportunely arrived to throw water over her friend, and perform other feminine offices for the promotion of her recovery, might have kept many people awake under more happy circumstances than those in which Oliver was placed. But he was sick and weary; and he soon fell sound asleep.

opportunely - opportun

feminine - feminin, weiblich

promotion - Beförderung, Aufstieg, Höherversetzung, Werbung


destiny - das Schicksal; Los, Geschick, Schicksal

continuing - fortsetzen, weiterhin

brings a - beschert

reputation - Ansehen, Ruf, Klang, Bekanntheit

It is the custom on the stage, in all good murderous melodramas, to present the tragic and the comic scenes, in as regular alternation, as the layers of red and white in a side of streaky bacon. The hero sinks upon his straw bed, weighed down by fetters and misfortunes; in the next scene, his faithful but unconscious squire regales the audience with a comic song.

murderous - mörderisch

melodramas - Melodramen; Melodrama

tragic - tragisch

comic - komisch; Komiker; Bildergeschichte, Comic, Strip

scenes - Szenen; Szene

alternation - Abwechslung; Wechsel, Halbwelle, Wechselbetrieb

layers - durch Ableger vermehren, überlagern, schichten; Auflage

streaky - streifig

hero - Held, Heldin, Kriegsheld, Hauptfigur

sinks - Spülen; sinken, senken, senken, versenken, Spüle, Spülbecken

weighed - gewogen; wiegen, wägen, abwiegen, auswiegen, abwägen, erwägen

misfortunes - Unglücke; Pech

faithful - treu

unconscious - bewusstlos; spontan, unbewusst, unterbewusst, Unbewusstes

squire - Gutsherr; Landjunker, Junker; Knappe; begleiten

regales - königlich

We behold, with throbbing bosoms, the heroine in the grasp of a proud and ruthless baron: her virtue and her life alike in danger, drawing forth her dagger to preserve the one at the cost of the other; and just as our expectations are wrought up to the highest pitch, a whistle is heard, and we are straightway transported to the great hall of the castle; where a grey-headed seneschal sings a funny chorus with a funnier body of vassals, who are free of all sorts of places, from church vaults to palaces, and roam about in company, carolling perpetually.

throbbing - Pochen; klopfend; (throb); klopfen, schlagen, pochen, pulsieren

heroine - Heldin, Heroine

ruthless - rücksichtslos; unbarmherzig, ruchlos

Baron - Baron, Freiherr

virtue - Tugend; Keuschheit

dagger - Dolch

preserve - Konserve, Eingemachtes, Naturschutzgebiet, Naturreservat

castle - Burg, Festung, Schloss, rochieren

seneschal - Seneschall

chorus - Chor; Refrain, Kehrreim, Chorus

vassals - Vasallen; Vasall, Lehnsmann, Gefolgsmann, Gefolgsleute, Höriger

vaults - Tresorräume; sich wölben, überwölben

roam - durchstreifen; wandern, umherziehen

carolling - Weihnachtslieder singen; (carol) Weihnachtslied; (carol) Weihnachtslieder singen; (carol) Weihnachtslied

perpetually - auf Dauer

Such changes appear absurd; but they are not so unnatural as they would seem at first sight.

absurd - absurd

The transitions in real life from well-spread boards to death-beds, and from mourning-weeds to holiday garments, are not a whit less startling; only, there, we are busy actors, instead of passive lookers-on, which makes a vast difference. The actors in the mimic life of the theatre, are blind to violent transitions and abrupt impulses of passion or feeling, which, presented before the eyes of mere spectators, are at once condemned as outrageous and preposterous.

transitions - Übergänge; Übergang

mourning - trauern; Trauer; Trauerkleidung

garments - Kleidungsstücke; Kleidungsstück

passive - passiv; leidend, leidentlich, passivisch, unterwürfig, Passiv

lookers - Gucker; (look) Blick, siehe

mimic - nachahmen, nachäffen

spectators - Zuschauer, Zuschauerin, Schaulustiger

condemned - Verurteilt; verurteilen, verurteilen, verdammen, verurteilen

preposterous - lächerlich

As sudden shiftings of the scene, and rapid changes of time and place, are not only sanctioned in books by long usage, but are by many considered as the great art of authorship: an author's skill in his craft being, by such critics, chiefly estimated with relation to the dilemmas in which he leaves his characters at the end of every chapter: this brief introduction to the present one may perhaps be deemed unnecessary.

shiftings - Verschiebungen; wechseln

sanctioned - sanktioniert; Billigung, Sanktionierung, Sanktion

authorship - Urheberschaft; Autorschaft

craft - Handwerk; Schlauheit, Durchtriebenheit, Gerissenheit, Gilde

critics - Kritiker, Kritiker, Kritikerin, Kritiker, Kritiker, Kritikerin

chiefly - hauptsächlich

estimated - geschätzt; Schätzung, Abschätzung, Kostenvoranschlag

relation - Beziehung; Relation; Verwandter, Verwandte, Verwandtschaft

dilemmas - Dilemma

introduction - Einführung; Vorstellung

If so, let it be considered a delicate intimation on the part of the historian that he is going back to the town in which Oliver Twist was born; the reader taking it for granted that there are good and substantial reasons for making the journey, or he would not be invited to proceed upon such an expedition.

historian - Historiker, Historikerin, Geschichtsschreiber

granted - gewährt; gewähren, erteilen, bewilligen

substantial - wesentlich, essenziell, substanziell

invited - eingeladen; auffordern, einladen

proceed - fortfahren; vorgehen

Mr. Bumble emerged at early morning from the workhouse-gate, and walked with portly carriage and commanding steps, up the High Street.

portly - korpulent, vollschlank, beleibt, stattlich

carriage - Kutsche; Gang, Haltung, Wagen, Frachtgeld, Fracht, Fuhrlohn

commanding - Befehl, Kommando

steps - Schritte; treten, treten (du trittst

He was in the full bloom and pride of beadlehood; his cocked hat and coat were dazzling in the morning sun; he clutched his cane with the vigorous tenacity of health and power. Mr. Bumble always carried his head high; but this morning it was higher than usual. There was an abstraction in his eye, an elevation in his air, which might have warned an observant stranger that thoughts were passing in the beadle's mind, too great for utterance.

bloom - blühen; Blüte, Blütenpracht, Duft

beadlehood - Büttelschaft

dazzling - schillernd; blendend, grell, umwerfend, betörend

morning sun - Morgensonne

clutched - umklammert; Vogelgelege; Kupplung (Auto), Gelege

tenacity - Hartnäckigkeit; Zähigkeit, Beharrlichkeit

elevation - Höhenlage; Hebung, Erheben, Anhebung, Anheben

Mr. Bumble stopped not to converse with the small shopkeepers and others who spoke to him, deferentially, as he passed along. He merely returned their salutations with a wave of his hand, and relaxed not in his dignified pace, until he reached the farm where Mrs. Mann tended the infant paupers with parochial care.

shopkeepers - Ladenbesitzer, Ladenbesitzerin, Ladeninhaber, Ladeninhaberin

salutations - Begrüßungen; Begrüßung, Titel

wave - wehen, winken mit, flattern

"Drat that beadle!" said Mrs. Mann, hearing the well-known shaking at the garden-gate. "If it isn't him at this time in the morning! Lauk, Mr. Bumble, only think of its being you! Well, dear me, it is a pleasure, this is! Come into the parlour, sir, please."

Drat - Verdammt; menno

The first sentence was addressed to Susan; and the exclamations of delight were uttered to Mr. Bumble: as the good lady unlocked the garden-gate: and showed him, with great attention and respect, into the house.

"Mrs. Mann," said Mr. Bumble; not sitting upon, or dropping himself into a seat, as any common jackanapes would: but letting himself gradually and slowly down into a chair; "Mrs. Mann, ma'am, good morning."

"Well, and good morning to you, sir," replied Mrs. Mann, with many smiles; "and hoping you find yourself well, sir!"

"So-so, Mrs. Mann," replied the beadle. "A porochial life is not a bed of roses, Mrs. Mann."

roses - Rosen; Rosa

"Ah, that it isn't indeed, Mr. Bumble," rejoined the lady. And all the infant paupers might have chorussed the rejoinder with great propriety, if they had heard it.

chorussed - Chor, Chor, Chor, Refrain, Kehrreim, Chorus

rejoinder - Gegenerwiderung, Duplik, schlagfertige Erwiderung

propriety - Angemessenheit, Richtigkeit, Korrektheit, Ordnungsmäßigkeit

"A porochial life, ma'am," continued Mr. Bumble, striking the table with his cane, "is a life of worrit, and vexation, and hardihood; but all public characters, as I may say, must suffer prosecution."

vexation - Verärgerung; Ärger, Störung, Irritation, Ärgernis

hardihood - Hartnäckigkeit; Kühnheit

prosecution - Verfolgung; verfolgende Behörde, Strafverfolgungsbehörde

Mrs. Mann, not very well knowing what the beadle meant, raised her hands with a look of sympathy, and sighed.

sighed - geseufzt; Seufzen, Seufzer, Säuseln (Wind); säuseln (Wind)

"Ah! You may well sigh, Mrs. Mann!" said the beadle.

Finding she had done right, Mrs. Mann sighed again: evidently to the satisfaction of the public character: who, repressing a complacent smile by looking sternly at his cocked hat, said,

repressing - unterdrücken, verdrängen

complacent - selbstgefällig

"Mrs. Mann, I am going to London."

"Lauk, Mr. Bumble!" cried Mrs. Mann, starting back.

"To London, ma'am," resumed the inflexible beadle, "by coach. I and two paupers, Mrs. Mann! A legal action is a coming on, about a settlement; and the board has appointed me"me, Mrs. Mann"to dispose to the matter before the quarter-sessions at Clerkinwell.

inflexible - unflexibel

legal - juristisch, rechtlich, legal

appointed - ernannt; bestimmen, festlegen, ausstatten, ausrüsten, festlegen

Sessions - Sitzung, Session, Sitzung, Session, Tagung

And I very much question," added Mr. Bumble, drawing himself up, "whether the Clerkinwell Sessions will not find themselves in the wrong box before they have done with me."

"Oh! you mustn't be too hard upon them, sir," said Mrs. Mann, coaxingly.

mustn - darf nicht

"The Clerkinwell Sessions have brought it upon themselves, ma'am," replied Mr. Bumble; "and if the Clerkinwell Sessions find that they come off rather worse than they expected, the Clerkinwell Sessions have only themselves to thank."

come off - glücken, gelingen, klappen

There was so much determination and depth of purpose about the menacing manner in which Mr. Bumble delivered himself of these words, that Mrs. Mann appeared quite awed by them. At length she said,

awed - ehrfürchtig; Ehrfurcht, Staunen

"You're going by coach, sir? I thought it was always usual to send them paupers in carts."

going by - (go by) vorübergehen, vergehen

carts - Pferdewagen, Wagen, Karren

"That's when they're ill, Mrs. Mann," said the beadle. "We put the sick paupers into open carts in the rainy weather, to prevent their taking cold."

rainy - regnerisch

"Oh!" said Mrs. Mann.

"The opposition coach contracts for these two; and takes them cheap," said Mr. Bumble. "They are both in a very low state, and we find it would come two pound cheaper to move 'em than to bury 'em"that is, if we can throw 'em upon another parish, which I think we shall be able to do, if they don't die upon the road to spite us. Ha! ha! ha!"

opposition - Opposition

contracts - Verträge; Vertrag, Kontrakt; ich/er/sie zog zusammen

spite - Bosheit; trotz

When Mr. Bumble had laughed a little while, his eyes again encountered the cocked hat; and he became grave.

"We are forgetting business, ma'am," said the beadle; "here is your porochial stipend for the month."

Mr. Bumble produced some silver money rolled up in paper, from his pocket-book; and requested a receipt: which Mrs. Mann wrote.

silver - versilbern; silbern, Silber; Silberbesteck

rolled up - eingerollt, aufgekrempelt

requested - angefordert; anfordern, erwünschen, verlangen nach, begehren

"It's very much blotted, sir," said the farmer of infants; "but it's formal enough, I dare say. Thank you, Mr. Bumble, sir, I am very much obliged to you, I'm sure."

blotted - befleckt; Fleck, Klecks, Schandfleck, beflecken, kleckern

formal - formale, formell, formal

Mr. Bumble nodded, blandly, in acknowledgment of Mrs. Mann's curtsey; and inquired how the children were.

blandly - freundlich; höflich, sanft

"Bless their dear little hearts!" said Mrs. Mann with emotion, "they're as well as can be, the dears! Of course, except the two that died last week. And little Dick."

hearts - Herzen; Herz, Herzstück

"Isn't that boy no better?" inquired Mr. Bumble.

Mrs. Mann shook her head.

"He's a ill-conditioned, wicious, bad-disposed porochial child that," said Mr. Bumble angrily. "Where is he?"

"I'll bring him to you in one minute, sir," replied Mrs. Mann. "Here, you Dick!"

After some calling, Dick was discovered. Having had his face put under the pump, and dried upon Mrs. Mann's gown, he was led into the awful presence of Mr. Bumble, the beadle.

put under - unterlegen

dried - getrocknet; trocken, trocken, trocknen, trocknen, t+abtrocknen

The child was pale and thin; his cheeks were sunken; and his eyes large and bright. The scanty parish dress, the livery of his misery, hung loosely on his feeble body; and his young limbs had wasted away, like those of an old man.

sunken - versenkt; gesunken, versunken

scanty - spärlich; dürftig, kärglich, knapp

livery - Tracht, Kleid

wasted - verschwendet; (be) sich befinden, er/sie ist/war gewesen, lauten

Such was the little being who stood trembling beneath Mr. Bumble's glance; not daring to lift his eyes from the floor; and dreading even to hear the beadle's voice.

daring - gewagt; mutig; Wagemut, Kühnheit; (dare) gewagt; mutig; Wagemut

lift - Lüften (Bremse), Lift, Aufzug; fördern, Auftrieb geben, heben

dreading - schaudern, grauen, gruseln, grausen

"Can't you look at the gentleman, you obstinate boy?" said Mrs. Mann.

The child meekly raised his eyes, and encountered those of Mr. Bumble.

"What's the matter with you, porochial Dick?" inquired Mr. Bumble, with well-timed jocularity.

jocularity - Heiterkeit

"Nothing, sir," replied the child faintly.

faintly - kaum, schwach, entfernt, leicht

"I should think not," said Mrs. Mann, who had of course laughed very much at Mr. Bumble's humour.

"You want for nothing, I'm sure."

"I should like"" faltered the child.

faltered - Wanken

"Hey-day!" interposed Mrs. Mann, "I suppose you're going to say that you do want for something, now? Why, you little wretch""

"Stop, Mrs. Mann, stop!" said the beadle, raising his hand with a show of authority. "Like what, sir, eh?"

"I should like," faltered the child, "if somebody that can write, would put a few words down for me on a piece of paper, and fold it up and seal it, and keep it for me, after I am laid in the ground."

fold - falten, zusammenlegen, verschränken (Arme); Falte, gefaltete

seal - versiegeln; Siegel, Stempel, Seehund

laid in - eingekellert

"Why, what does the boy mean?" exclaimed Mr. Bumble, on whom the earnest manner and wan aspect of the child had made some impression: accustomed as he was to such things. "What do you mean, sir?"

wan - Großraumnetzwerk

"I should like," said the child, "to leave my dear love to poor Oliver Twist; and to let him know how often I have sat by myself and cried to think of his wandering about in the dark nights with nobody to help him. And I should like to tell him," said the child pressing his small hands together, and speaking with great fervour, "that I was glad to die when I was very young; for, perhaps, if I had lived to be a man, and had grown old, my little sister who is in Heaven, might forget me, or be unlike me; and it would be so much happier if we were both children there together.

fervour - Inbrunst; Glut; Eifer

grown old - gealtert

Mr. Bumble surveyed the little speaker, from head to foot, with indescribable astonishment; and, turning to his companion, said, "They're all in one story, Mrs. Mann. That out-dacious Oliver had demogalized them all!"

dacious - wissbegierig

demogalized - demogalisiert

"I couldn't have believed it, sir" said Mrs Mann, holding up her hands, and looking malignantly at Dick. "I never see such a hardened little wretch!"

holding up - überfallend

malignantly - bösartig

"Take him away, ma'am!" said Mr. Bumble imperiously. "This must be stated to the board, Mrs. Mann."

imperiously - gebieterisch

stated - erklärt; Statistik

"I hope the gentleman will understand that it isn't my fault, sir?" said Mrs. Mann, whimpering pathetically.

whimpering - (whimper) winseln, wimmern; (whimper); Wimmern, Gewimmer

pathetically - erbärmlich

"They shall understand that, ma'am; they shall be acquainted with the true state of the case," said Mr. Bumble. "There; take him away, I can't bear the sight on him."

be acquainted with - bekannt sein mit

Dick was immediately taken away, and locked up in the coal-cellar. Mr. Bumble shortly afterwards took himself off, to prepare for his journey.

At six o'clock next morning, Mr. Bumble: having exchanged his cocked hat for a round one, and encased his person in a blue great-coat with a cape to it: took his place on the outside of the coach, accompanied by the criminals whose settlement was disputed; with whom, in due course of time, he arrived in London.

exchanged - ausgetauscht; austauschen, umtauschen, tauschen

encased - eingeschlossen; eingehüllen

Cape - Umhang, Kap

He experienced no other crosses on the way, than those which originated in the perverse behaviour of the two paupers, who persisted in shivering, and complaining of the cold, in a manner which, Mr. Bumble declared, caused his teeth to chatter in his head, and made him feel quite uncomfortable; although he had a great-coat on.

crosses - Kreuz

originated - entstanden ist; entwickeln, erzeugen, entstehen, entspringen

perverse - pervers, abartig, widernatürlich

persisted - fortbestehen; beharren

chatter - klappern, schnattern, schwatzen

Having disposed of these evil-minded persons for the night, Mr. Bumble sat himself down in the house at which the coach stopped; and took a temperate dinner of steaks, oyster sauce, and porter. Putting a glass of hot gin-and-water on the chimney-piece, he drew his chair to the fire; and, with sundry moral reflections on the too-prevalent sin of discontent and complaining, composed himself to read the paper.

temperate - gemäßigt; zurückhaltend

steaks - Steak

oyster - Auster; Pfaffenschnittchen, Pfaffenstückchen

sauce - Soße, Sauce, Beize (Tabakbeize)

porter - Gepäckträger, Pförtner, Portier; (port) Gepäckträger, Pförtner

sin - Sünde, sündigen; eine Sünde begehen

discontent - Unzufriedenheit

The very first paragraph upon which Mr. Bumble's eye rested, was the following advertisement.

advertisement - Anzeige, Werbung, Annonce, Reklameanzeige


guineas - Guinea

"Whereas a young boy, named Oliver Twist, absconded, or was enticed, on Thursday evening last, from his home, at Pentonville; and has not since been heard of. The above reward will be paid to any person who will give such information as will lead to the discovery of the said Oliver Twist, or tend to throw any light upon his previous history, in which the advertiser is, for many reasons, warmly interested."

whereas - wohingegen, wogegen, während, wobei

absconded - untergetaucht; sich, sich, sich

enticed - angelockt; locken, verführen

advertiser - Werbender /Werbende, Werbetreibender /Werbetreibende

And then followed a full description of Oliver's dress, person, appearance, and disappearance: with the name and address of Mr. Brownlow at full length.

disappearance - Verschwinden

full length - in Lebensgröße

Mr. Bumble opened his eyes; read the advertisement, slowly and carefully, three several times; and in something more than five minutes was on his way to Pentonville: having actually, in his excitement, left the glass of hot gin-and-water, untasted.

untasted - nicht gekostet

"Is Mr. Brownlow at home?" inquired Mr. Bumble of the girl who opened the door.

To this inquiry the girl returned the not uncommon, but rather evasive reply of "I don't know; where do you come from?"

evasive - ausweichend

Mr. Bumble no sooner uttered Oliver's name, in explanation of his errand, than Mrs. Bedwin, who had been listening at the parlour door, hastened into the passage in a breathless state.

hastened - beeilt; hasten, beeilen

"Come in, come in," said the old lady: "I knew we should hear of him. Poor dear! I knew we should! I was certain of it. Bless his heart! I said so all along."

hear of - hören von

Having heard this, the worthy old lady hurried back into the parlour again; and seating herself on a sofa, burst into tears. The girl, who was not quite so susceptible, had run upstairs meanwhile; and now returned with a request that Mr. Bumble would follow her immediately: which he did.

sofa - Sofa, Couch

quite so - ganz recht

susceptible - anfällig, beeindruckbar, empfänglich, empfindlich

He was shown into the little back study, where sat Mr. Brownlow and his friend Mr. Grimwig, with decanters and glasses before them. The latter gentleman at once burst into the exclamation:

decanters - Dekanter

"A beadle. A parish beadle, or I'll eat my head."

"Pray don't interrupt just now," said Mr. Brownlow. "Take a seat, will you?"

interrupt - unterbrechen

Mr. Bumble sat himself down; quite confounded by the oddity of Mr. Grimwig's manner. Mr. Brownlow moved the lamp, so as to obtain an uninterrupted view of the beadle's countenance; and said, with a little impatience,

confounded - verwirrt; verwirren, verschlimmern, verschlechtern, besiegen

oddity - Kuriosität; Seltsamkeit

uninterrupted - ohne Unterbrechung; ununterbrochen

Impatience - Ungeduld

"Now, sir, you come in consequence of having seen the advertisement?"

"Yes, sir," said Mr. Bumble.

"And you ARE a beadle, are you not?" inquired Mr. Grimwig.

"I am a porochial beadle, gentlemen," rejoined Mr. Bumble proudly.

"Of course," observed Mr. Grimwig aside to his friend, "I knew he was. A beadle all over!"

Mr. Brownlow gently shook his head to impose silence on his friend, and resumed:

impose - aufdrängen; auferlegen, aufzwingen

"Do you know where this poor boy is now?"

"No more than nobody," replied Mr. Bumble.

"Well, what do you know of him?" inquired the old gentleman. "Speak out, my friend, if you have anything to say. What do you know of him?"

"You don't happen to know any good of him, do you?" said Mr. Grimwig, caustically; after an attentive perusal of Mr. Bumble's features.

caustically - ätzend

perusal - Durchsicht

Mr. Bumble, catching at the inquiry very quickly, shook his head with portentous solemnity.

portentous - bezeichnend

"You see?" said Mr. Grimwig, looking triumphantly at Mr. Brownlow.

triumphantly - triumphierend

Mr. Brownlow looked apprehensively at Mr. Bumble's pursed-up countenance; and requested him to communicate what he knew regarding Oliver, in as few words as possible.

apprehensively - Besorgniserregend

pursed - geschnürt; Geldbörse, Geldbeutel, Börse, Beutel, Portemonnaie

Mr. Bumble put down his hat; unbuttoned his coat; folded his arms; inclined his head in a retrospective manner; and, after a few moments'reflection, commenced his story.

inclined - geneigt; neigen, neigen, neigen, Neigung, Anstieg, Gefälle

retrospective - rückblickend, rückschauend, zurückblickend, rückwirkend

commenced - begonnen; anfangen, beginnen

It would be tedious if given in the beadle's words: occupying, as it did, some twenty minutes in the telling; but the sum and substance of it was, that Oliver was a foundling, born of low and vicious parents. That he had, from his birth, displayed no better qualities than treachery, ingratitude, and malice. That he had terminated his brief career in the place of his birth, by making a sanguinary and cowardly attack on an unoffending lad, and running away in the night-time from his master's house.

tedious - ermüdend, langweilig, langwierig, lästig

occupying - in Anspruch nehmen, belegen, bewohnen, besetzen, okkupieren

substance - Substanz, Stoff

Foundling - Findelkind

ingratitude - Undankbarkeit; Undank

malice - Boshaftigkeit, Böse, Bosheit, Bösartigkeit

In proof of his really being the person he represented himself, Mr. Bumble laid upon the table the papers he had brought to town. Folding his arms again, he then awaited Mr. Brownlow's observations.

represented - vorstellen, darstellen, vertreten

awaited - erwartet; erwarten, harren, warten

"I fear it is all too true," said the old gentleman sorrowfully, after looking over the papers. "This is not much for your intelligence; but I would gladly have given you treble the money, if it had been favourable to the boy."

sorrowfully - bedauernd

gladly - gerne; gern

treble - verdreifachen; Stäbchen (beim Häkeln), dreifach

It is not improbable that if Mr. Bumble had been possessed of this information at an earlier period of the interview, he might have imparted a very different colouring to his little history. It was too late to do it now, however; so he shook his head gravely, and, pocketing the five guineas, withdrew.

pocketing - einstecken; Tasche

Mr. Brownlow paced the room to and fro for some minutes; evidently so much disturbed by the beadle's tale, that even Mr. Grimwig forbore to vex him further.

paced - schrittweise; Tempo, Stufe, Schritt

Tale - Geschichte, Erzählung, Fabel

forbore - verbieten; Vorfahr

vex - ärgern, verärgern, reizen, irritieren, beunruhigen

At length he stopped, and rang the bell violently.

"Mrs. Bedwin," said Mr. Brownlow, when the housekeeper appeared; "that boy, Oliver, is an imposter."

imposter - Hochstapler; Gaukler

"It can't be, sir. It cannot be," said the old lady energetically.

energetically - energetisch

"I tell you he is," retorted the old gentleman. "What do you mean by can't be? We have just heard a full account of him from his birth; and he has been a thorough-paced little villain, all his life."

thorough - gründlich

"I never will believe it, sir," replied the old lady, firmly. "Never!"

"You old women never believe anything but quack-doctors, and lying story-books," growled Mr. Grimwig. "I knew it all along. Why didn't you take my advise in the beginning; you would if he hadn't had a fever, I suppose, eh? He was interesting, wasn't he? Interesting! Bah!" And Mr. Grimwig poked the fire with a flourish.

quack - Quacksalber, Kurpfuscher, quaken; plappern

advise - raten, beraten, empfehlen, mitteilen, informieren

poked - gestoßen; stoßen, stecken, stöbern

flourish - gedeihen, blühen, spriessen, grünen

"He was a dear, grateful, gentle child, sir," retorted Mrs. Bedwin, indignantly. "I know what children are, sir; and have done these forty years; and people who can't say the same, shouldn't say anything about them. That's my opinion!"

indignantly - entrüstet

This was a hard hit at Mr. Grimwig, who was a bachelor. As it extorted nothing from that gentleman but a smile, the old lady tossed her head, and smoothed down her apron preparatory to another speech, when she was stopped by Mr. Brownlow.

extorted - erpresst; erpressen, erzwingen

tossed - geworfen; Wurf, Münzwurf, werfen, werfen, verwerfen, wegwerfen

smoothed - geglättet; glatt, reibungslos, problemlos, glatt, glatt, glatt

preparatory - vorbereitend

"Silence!" said the old gentleman, feigning an anger he was far from feeling. "Never let me hear the boy's name again. I rang to tell you that. Never. Never, on any pretence, mind! You may leave the room, Mrs. Bedwin. Remember! I am in earnest."

feigning - vortäuschen; heuchelnd, fingierend

boy's name - Jungenname , männlicher Vorname

pretence - Vortäuschung; Vorwand

There were sad hearts at Mr. Brownlow's that night.

Oliver's heart sank within him, when he thought of his good friends; it was well for him that he could not know what they had heard, or it might have broken outright.

outright - auf der Stelle; gänzlich, ganz und gar, vollständig, komplett


reputable - seriös

About noon next day, when the Dodger and Master Bates had gone out to pursue their customary avocations, Mr. Fagin took the opportunity of reading Oliver a long lecture on the crying sin of ingratitude; of which he clearly demonstrated he had been guilty, to no ordinary extent, in wilfully absenting himself from the society of his anxious friends; and, still more, in endeavouring to escape from them after so much trouble and expense had been incurred in his recovery. Mr. Fagin laid great stress on the fact of his having taken Oliver in, and cherished him, when, without his timely aid, he might have perished with hunger; and he related the dismal and affecting history of a young lad whom, in his philanthropy, he had succoured under parallel circumstances, but who, proving unworthy of his confidence and evincing a desire to communicate with the police, had unfortunately come to be hanged at the Old Bailey one morning. Mr. Fagin did not seek to conceal his share in the catastrophe, but lamented with tears in his eyes that the wrong-headed and treacherous behaviour of the young person in question, had rendered it necessary that he should become the victim of certain evidence for the crown: which, if it were not precisely true, was indispensably necessary for the safety of him (Mr. Fagin) and a few select friends.

avocations - Nebenbeschäftigungen; Nebenbeschäftigung

lecture on - Vorlesungen halten über

extent - Umfang, Ausdehnung, Ausmaß, Größe

wilfully - absichtlich

absenting - (absent-minded) abwesend, geistesabwesend, unaufmerksam

endeavouring - anstreben; sich nach Kräften bemühen; Bestrebung

escape - entgehen, ausweichen, davonkommen, Flucht

incurred - entstanden; zufügen, zurechnen, haftbar machen

stress - Spannung; Stress; Betonung; beanspruchen; stressen; betonen

cherished - wertgeschätzt; hegen, wertschätzen

timely - pünktlich; zeitgerecht, fristgerecht, zur rechten Zeit

perished - umgekommen; verderben, schlecht werden, umkommen

philanthropy - Philanthropie; Philantropie, Menschenliebe, Nächstenliebe

succoured - Erleichtert; Beistand, Hilfe, Unterstützung, beistehen

parallel - parallel; parallel zu; Parallele; Breitengrad, Breitenkreis

unworthy - unwürdig

evincing - beweisen; bekunden, zeigen, zum Vorschein bringen

Bailey - Außenhof

conceal - verbergen, verheimlichen, verschleiern, verschweigen

catastrophe - eine Katastrophe; Katastrophe, Unglück

lamented - beklagt; Klage, Wehklage, Klagen

treacherous - verräterisch

indispensably - unverzichtbar

Mr. Fagin concluded by drawing a rather disagreeable picture of the discomforts of hanging; and, with great friendliness and politeness of manner, expressed his anxious hopes that he might never be obliged to submit Oliver Twist to that unpleasant operation.

discomforts - Unannehmlichkeiten; Unbehagen

friendliness - Freundlichkeit

politeness - Höflichkeit

submit - sich fügen; vorlegen, einreichen, unterwerfen

unpleasant - unangenehm

Little Oliver's blood ran cold, as he listened to the Jew's words, and imperfectly comprehended the dark threats conveyed in them. That it was possible even for justice itself to confound the innocent with the guilty when they were in accidental companionship, he knew already; and that deeply-laid plans for the destruction of inconveniently knowing or over-communicative persons, had been really devised and carried out by the Jew on more occasions than one, he thought by no means unlikely, when he recollected the general nature of the altercations between that gentleman and Mr. Sikes: which seemed to bear reference to some foregone conspiracy of the kind.

comprehended - begriffen; umfassen, verstehen, begreifen, erfassen, einsehen

Confound - verwirren; verschlimmern, verschlechtern, besiegen, verfluchen

accidental - versehentlich, zufällig, Zufall, Versehen

companionship - Kameradschaft

destruction - Zerstörung, Vernichtung

inconveniently - ungünstig

devised - erdacht; ausdenken, entwerfen, erdenken, planen

unlikely - unwahrscheinlich

altercations - Streitigkeiten; heftig

foregone - Verzichtet; vorhergehen

conspiracy - Verschwörung, Konspiration

As he glanced timidly up, and met the Jew's searching look, he felt that his pale face and trembling limbs were neither unnoticed nor unrelished by that wary old gentleman.

searching - Suche, suchen, absuchen, durchsuchen, suchen

unnoticed - unbemerkt

unrelished - unveröffentlicht

wary - misstrauisch; achtsam, umsichtig, vorsichtig, wachsam

The Jew, smiling hideously, patted Oliver on the head, and said, that if he kept himself quiet, and applied himself to business, he saw they would be very good friends yet. Then, taking his hat, and covering himself with an old patched great-coat, he went out, and locked the room-door behind him.

hideously - scheußlich, abscheuliche

patted - getätschelt; Pat

patched - gepatcht; notdürftig reparieren, reparieren, einsetzen; Flicken

And so Oliver remained all that day, and for the greater part of many subsequent days, seeing nobody, between early morning and midnight, and left during the long hours to commune with his own thoughts. Which, never failing to revert to his kind friends, and the opinion they must long ago have formed of him, were sad indeed.

long hours - Ăśberstunden

commune - Kommune; kommunizieren

failing - scheitern; Schwäche, Mangel, Fehler

revert to - wieder annehmen, zurückkommen auf

After the lapse of a week or so, the Jew left the room-door unlocked; and he was at liberty to wander about the house.

wander about - herumwandern, herumziehen, umherirren

It was a very dirty place. The rooms upstairs had great high wooden chimney-pieces and large doors, with panelled walls and cornices to the ceiling; which, although they were black with neglect and dust, were ornamented in various ways.

panelled - getäfelt; Verkleidung, Platte, Tafel, Paneel

cornices - Gesimse; Gesims

From all of these tokens Oliver concluded that a long time ago, before the old Jew was born, it had belonged to better people, and had perhaps been quite gay and handsome: dismal and dreary as it looked now.

gay - vergnügt, schwul, homosexuell, lustig, heiter

dreary - öde, trostlos, trüb, freudlos

Spiders had built their webs in the angles of the walls and ceilings; and sometimes, when Oliver walked softly into a room, the mice would scamper across the floor, and run back terrified to their holes.

spiders - Spinnen; Spinne

webs - Netze; Netz

angles - Winkeln; Angel

ceilings - Decken; Zimmerdecke; Zimmerdecke

scamper - flüchten; hetzen, herumhüpfen

holes - Löcher; Bohrung, Markierung, Höhle, Loch

With these exceptions, there was neither sight nor sound of any living thing; and often, when it grew dark, and he was tired of wandering from room to room, he would crouch in the corner of the passage by the street-door, to be as near living people as he could; and would remain there, listening and counting the hours, until the Jew or the boys returned.

exceptions - Ausnahmen; Ausnahme, Ausnahme, Ausnahme, Ausnahmebedingung

crouch - sich ducken (vor), kriechen; kauern, hocken

In all the rooms, the mouldering shutters were fast closed: the bars which held them were screwed tight into the wood; the only light which was admitted, stealing its way through round holes at the top: which made the rooms more gloomy, and filled them with strange shadows. There was a back-garret window with rusty bars outside, which had no shutter; and out of this, Oliver often gazed with a melancholy face for hours together; but nothing was to be descried from it but a confused and crowded mass of housetops, blackened chimneys, and gable-ends.

bars - Takt; Schankstube; Latte (Sport); Balken, Leiste, Stange, Strich

screwed - verarscht; Schraube, Schraube, Schraube, Schiffsschraube

more gloomy - düsterere

rusty - rostig, verrostet

shutter - Auslöser; Verschließender, Verschließer, Fensterladen; q

for hours together - stundenlang

descried - entziffert; wahrnehmen, erkennen, entdecken, herauslesen

mass - Masse; Messe (kirchlich), Gottesdienst, Menge

housetops - Hausdächer; Dach

blackened - geschwärzt; schwärzen

gable - Giebel, Gabel

Sometimes, indeed, a grizzly head might be seen, peering over the parapet-wall of a distant house; but it was quickly withdrawn again; and as the window of Oliver's observatory was nailed down, and dimmed with the rain and smoke of years, it was as much as he could do to make out the forms of the different objects beyond, without making any attempt to be seen or heard,"which he had as much chance of being, as if he had lived inside the ball of St. Paul's Cathedral.

parapet - Brüstung; Wehrmauer

withdrawn - zurückgezogen; annullieren, entziehen, abziehen, ausscheiden

Observatory - Observatorium, Sternwarte

dimmed - abgeblendet; trüb; dämmerig, dunkel

Paul - Paulus, Paul

cathedral - Kirche, Münster, Kathedrale, Dom

One afternoon, the Dodger and Master Bates being engaged out that evening, the first-named young gentleman took it into his head to evince some anxiety regarding the decoration of his person (to do him justice, this was by no means an habitual weakness with him); and, with this end and aim, he condescendingly commanded Oliver to assist him in his toilet, straightway.

evince - bekunden, zeigen, zum Vorschein bringen, an den Tag legen

decoration - Dekorieren, Verschönern, Dekoration, Verschönerung, Auszeichnung

habitual - gewohnheitsmäßig; gewohnt; gewöhnlich, habituell

aim - zielen (auf); Ziel, Zweck; beabsichtigen

condescendingly - herablassend

assist - assistieren, helfen, beistehen, unterstützen, vorlegen, Vorlage

Oliver was but too glad to make himself useful; too happy to have some faces, however bad, to look upon; too desirous to conciliate those about him when he could honestly do so; to throw any objection in the way of this proposal. So he at once expressed his readiness; and, kneeling on the floor, while the Dodger sat upon the table so that he could take his foot in his laps, he applied himself to a process which Mr.

desirous - begehrt

conciliate - beschwichtigen

honestly - ehrlich

proposal - Vorschlag; Heiratsantrag

kneeling - kniend, hinkniend; (kneel); knien

laps - Runden; (lap) Runden

Dawkins designated as "japanning his trotter-cases." The phrase, rendered into plain English, signifieth, cleaning his boots.

japanning - Japan

trotter - Traber

signifieth - bedeutet

"What a pity it is he isn't a prig!"

What a pity - Wie schade! So ein Pech!

prig - Schwachkopf; Tugendbold, Musterknabe

"Ah!" said Master Charles Bates; "he don't know what's good for him."

The Dodger sighed again, and resumed his pipe: as did Charley Bates. They both smoked, for some seconds, in silence.

pipe - Flöte; Orgelpfeife; Rohr; senkrechter Strich

smoked - geraucht; Rauch

"I suppose you don't even know what a prig is?" said the Dodger mournfully.

"I think I know that," replied Oliver, looking up. "It's a the"; you're one, are you not?" inquired Oliver, checking himself.

"I am," replied the Dodger. "I'd scorn to be anything else." Mr. Dawkins gave his hat a ferocious cock, after delivering this sentiment, and looked at Master Bates, as if to denote that he would feel obliged by his saying anything to the contrary.

cock - Vogelmännchen; Gockel, Hahn; erigierter Penis (vulg.), Pimmel

sentiment - Gefühlen; Gefühl

denote - markieren, kennzeichnen, bezeichnen, anzeigen

"I am," repeated the Dodger. "So's Charley. So's Fagin. So's Sikes. So's Nancy. So's Bet. So we all are, down to the dog. And he's the downiest one of the lot!"

downiest - am schlechtesten; flaumig

"And the least given to peaching," added Charley Bates.

peaching - Pfirsich; denunzieren

"He wouldn't so much as bark in a witness-box, for fear of committing himself; no, not if you tied him up in one, and left him there without wittles for a fortnight," said the Dodger.

bark - Bellen

witness - Zeugnis; Zeuge, Zeugin, bezeugen, erman: Zeuge sein

committing - sich zu engagieren; einweisen, einliefern, begehen, verbrechen

fortnight - vierzehn Tage; vierzehn Tag age, zwei Wochen

"Not a bit of it," observed Charley.

"He's a rum dog. Don't he look fierce at any strange cove that laughs or sings when he's in company!" pursued the Dodger. "Won't he growl at all, when he hears a fiddle playing! And don't he hate other dogs as ain't of his breed! Oh, no!"

fiddle - fiedeln; Schiffsgeländer; fummeln

breed - Rasse; aufziehen, erzeugen, züchten, sich paaren, brüten

"He's an out-and-out Christian," said Charley.

This was merely intended as a tribute to the animal's abilities, but it was an appropriate remark in another sense, if Master Bates had only known it; for there are a good many ladies and gentlemen, claiming to be out-and-out Christians, between whom, and Mr. Sikes'dog, there exist strong and singular points of resemblance.

tribute - Tribut

abilities - Fähigkeiten; Fähigkeit

claiming - behauptet; Anspruch, Rechtstitel, Anspruch, Behauptung

Christians - Christen; Christ, Christin, Christian, christlich

"Well, well," said the Dodger, recurring to the point from which they had strayed: with that mindfulness of his profession which influenced all his proceedings. "This hasn't got anything to do with young Green here."

recurring - wiederkehrend; wiederkehren

strayed - verirrt; Streuverlust; abirren, vagabundieren, streunen, irren

mindfulness - Achtsamkeit

profession - Bekenntnis; Beruf, Profession, Profess, Gelübde

influenced - beeinflusst; Einfluss, Beeinflussung, Einfluss, Beeinflusser

"No more it has," said Charley. "Why don't you put yourself under Fagin, Oliver?"

"And make your fortun'out of hand?" added the Dodger, with a grin.

fortun - Glücklich

"And so be able to retire on your property, and do the gen-teel: as I mean to, in the very next leap-year but four that ever comes, and the forty-second Tuesday in Trinity-week," said Charley Bates.

leap-year - (leap-year) Schaltjahr

Trinity - Dreifaltigkeit

"I don't like it," rejoined Oliver, timidly; "I wish they would let me go. I"I"would rather go."

"And Fagin would rather not!" rejoined Charley.

Oliver knew this too well; but thinking it might be dangerous to express his feelings more openly, he only sighed, and went on with his boot-cleaning.

openly - offen, öffentlich

"Go!" exclaimed the Dodger. "Why, where's your spirit? Don't you take any pride out of yourself? Would you go and be dependent on your friends?"

dependent - abhängig, angewiesen, Unterhaltsempfänger

"Oh, blow that!" said Master Bates: drawing two or three silk handkerchiefs from his pocket, and tossing them into a cupboard, "that's too mean; that is."

"I couldn't do it," said the Dodger, with an air of haughty disgust.

haughty - hochmütig, stolz, überheblich, arrogant

disgust - Abscheu; ekeln; Ekel

"You can leave your friends, though," said Oliver with a half smile; "and let them be punished for what you did."

punished - bestraft; bestrafen, strafen

"That," rejoined the Dodger, with a wave of his pipe, "That was all out of consideration for Fagin, 'cause the traps know that we work together, and he might have got into trouble if we hadn't made our lucky; that was the move, wasn't it, Charley?"

lucky - glücklich

Master Bates nodded assent, and would have spoken, but the recollection of Oliver's flight came so suddenly upon him, that the smoke he was inhaling got entangled with a laugh, and went up into his head, and down into his throat: and brought on a fit of coughing and stamping, about five minutes long.

inhaling - einatmen, inhalieren

entangled - verwickelt; verwickeln

coughing - hustend; (cough); husten; Husten

"Look here!" said the Dodger, drawing forth a handful of shillings and halfpence. "Here's a jolly life! What's the odds where it comes from? Here, catch hold; there's plenty more where they were took from. You won't, won't you? Oh, you precious flat!"

handful - Handvoll; Handbreite

"It's naughty, ain't it, Oliver?" inquired Charley Bates. "He'll come to be scragged, won't he?"

scragged - abgewrackt; Gerippe

"I don't know what that means," replied Oliver.

"Something in this way, old feller," said Charly. As he said it, Master Bates caught up an end of his neckerchief; and, holding it erect in the air, dropped his head on his shoulder, and jerked a curious sound through his teeth; thereby indicating, by a lively pantomimic representation, that scragging and hanging were one and the same thing.

feller - (fell) fiel, gefallen; (fell) (fell) fiel, gefallen

holding - haltend; (hold) haltend

jerked - gerissen; Zuckung, Satz, Reflex

indicating - anzeigend; anzeigen, anweisen, andeuten, anzeigen, andeuten

pantomimic - pantomimisch

scragging - Abwracken; Gerippe

"That's what it means," said Charley. "Look how he stares, Jack! I never did see such prime company as that 'ere boy; he'll be the death of me, I know he will." Master Charley Bates, having laughed heartily again, resumed his pipe with tears in his eyes.

"You've been brought up bad," said the Dodger, surveying his boots with much satisfaction when Oliver had polished them. "Fagin will make something of you, though, or you'll be the first he ever had that turned out unprofitable. You'd better begin at once; for You'll come to the trade long before you think of it; and you're only losing time, Oliver."

unprofitable - unrentabel

You'll come - Sie kommen doch, oder?

Master Bates backed this advice with sundry moral admonitions of his own: which, being exhausted, he and his friend Mr. Dawkins launched into a glowing description of the numerous pleasures incidental to the life they led, interspersed with a variety of hints to Oliver that the best thing he could do, would be to secure Fagin's favour without more delay, by the means which they themselves had employed to gain it.

admonitions - Ermahnungen; Ermahnung

launched - gestartet; Markteinführung; anstoßen, starten (Rakete)

pleasures - Vergnügungen; Vergnügen

interspersed - eingestreut; einstreuen

hints - Hinweise; Hinweis, Tipp, Wink, Fingerzeig, Anleitung, Andeutung

secure - sicher, geschützt, beschützt, zuverlässig

employed - beschäftigt; einstellen, anstellen, anwerben, einsetzen

"And always put this in your pipe, Nolly," said the Dodger, as the Jew was heard unlocking the door above, "if you don't take fogels and tickers""

tickers - Fernschreiber, Uhr, Ticker

"What's the good of talking in that way?" interposed Master Bates; "he don't know what you mean."

"If you don't take pocket-handkechers and watches," said the Dodger, reducing his conversation to the level of Oliver's capacity, "some other cove will; so that the coves that lose 'em will be all the worse, and you'll be all the worse, too, and nobody half a ha'p'orth the better, except the chaps wot gets them"and you've just as good a right to them as they have."

handkechers - Handkekse

capacity - Kapazität; Befugnis

coves - Buchten; Bucht, Hohlkehle (Profil), Wölbung

"To be sure, to be sure!" said the Jew, who had entered unseen by Oliver. "It all lies in a nutshell my dear; in a nutshell, take the Dodger's word for it. Ha! ha! ha! He understands the catechism of his trade."

unseen - ungesehen; unbesehen, unsichtbar

lies - Lügen; (lie down) sich hinlegen

nutshell - Nussschale

catechism - Katechismus

The old man rubbed his hands gleefully together, as he corroborated the Dodger's reasoning in these terms; and chuckled with delight at his pupil's proficiency.

gleefully - fröhlich, vergnügt, händereibend

corroborated - bekräftigt; bestätigen, untermauern, stützen, bekräftigen

pupil - Schülerin; Schulkind, Pupille, Schüler

proficiency - Kompetenz, Können, Begabung, Befähigung

The conversation proceeded no farther at this time, for the Jew had returned home accompanied by Miss Betsy, and a gentleman whom Oliver had never seen before, but who was accosted by the Dodger as Tom Chitling; and who, having lingered on the stairs to exchange a few gallantries with the lady, now made his appearance.

returned home - heimgegangen

gallantries - Galanterien; Tapferkeit

Mr. Chitling was older in years than the Dodger: having perhaps numbered eighteen winters; but there was a degree of deference in his deportment towards that young gentleman which seemed to indicate that he felt himself conscious of a slight inferiority in point of genius and professional aquirements. He had small twinkling eyes, and a pock-marked face; wore a fur cap, a dark corduroy jacket, greasy fustian trousers, and an apron. His wardrobe was, in truth, rather out of repair; but he excused himself to the company by stating that his "time" was only out an hour before; and that, in consequence of having worn the regimentals for six weeks past, he had not been able to bestow any attention on his private clothes.

deference - Ehrerbietung, Respekt, Achtung

deportment - Aufführung, Benehmen, Haltung

indicate - anzeigen, anweisen, andeuten, auf etwas deuten, blinken

inferiority - Unterlegenheit; Minderwertigkeit

genius - Genie; Genialität

aquirements - Anforderungen

pock - Pocke

fur - Fell, Pelz, Fell (gegerbt)

corduroy - Kordsamt; Cord

fustian - Barchent

wardrobe - Garderobe, Kleiderschrank

in truth - ungelogen

excused - entschuldigt; entschuldigen, verzeihen, sich entschuldigen

stating - zu erklären; Staat, Staat, Land

regimentals - Regimenter; Regiments..

Mr. Chitling added, with strong marks of irritation, that the new way of fumigating clothes up yonder was infernal unconstitutional, for it burnt holes in them, and there was no remedy against the County. The same remark he considered to apply to the regulation mode of cutting the hair: which he held to be decidedly unlawful. Mr. Chitling wound up his observations by stating that he had not touched a drop of anything for forty-two moral long hard-working days; and that he "wished he might be busted if he warn't as dry as a lime-basket."

irritation - Ärger, Irritation, Verärgerung

fumigating - ausräuchern, desinfizieren, räuchern

yonder - dort drüben

unconstitutional - verfassungswidrig

remedy - Abhilfe; Gegenmittel; Heilmittel; beheben

apply - gelten; zutreffen, auflegen, anwenden, anlegen

unlawful - rechtswidrig

stating - zu erklären; Statistik

touched - berührt; anfassen, berühren, rühren, Berührung, Berührung

busted - verhaftet; Pleite gehen, kaputt gehen; Busen, Büste

lime - Limette, Kalk, Linde, Lindenholz

"Where do you think the gentleman has come from, Oliver?" inquired the Jew, with a grin, as the other boys put a bottle of spirits on the table.

"I"I"don't know, sir," replied Oliver.

"Who's that?" inquired Tom Chitling, casting a contemptuous look at Oliver.

"A young friend of mine, my dear," replied the Jew.

"He's in luck, then," said the young man, with a meaning look at Fagin. "Never mind where I came from, young 'un; you'll find your way there, soon enough, I'll bet a crown!"

luck - Glück

At this sally, the boys laughed. After some more jokes on the same subject, they exchanged a few short whispers with Fagin; and withdrew.

whispers - Geflüster

After some words apart between the last comer and Fagin, they drew their chairs towards the fire; and the Jew, telling Oliver to come and sit by him, led the conversation to the topics most calculated to interest his hearers. These were, the great advantages of the trade, the proficiency of the Dodger, the amiability of Charley Bates, and the liberality of the Jew himself.

apart - auseinander; getrennt; beiseite; entzwei, in Stücke

amiability - Liebenswürdigkeit

At length these subjects displayed signs of being thoroughly exhausted; and Mr. Chitling did the same: for the house of correction becomes fatiguing after a week or two. Miss Betsy accordingly withdrew; and left the party to their repose.

signs - Wert, Zeichen, Hinweistafel, Indiz; unterschreiben, signieren

thoroughly - gründlich, vollkommen, total, durch und durch

fatiguing - Ermüdend; Müdigkeit, Ermüdung, Schlappheit, Überdruss

repose - ruhen

From this day, Oliver was seldom left alone; but was placed in almost constant communication with the two boys, who played the old game with the Jew every day: whether for their own improvement or Oliver's, Mr.

constant - beständig, konstant, regelmäßig, stetig

communication - Kommunikation, Informationsaustausch, Mitteilung

improvement - Verbesserung

Fagin best knew. At other times the old man would tell them stories of robberies he had committed in his younger days: mixed up with so much that was droll and curious, that Oliver could not help laughing heartily, and showing that he was amused in spite of all his better feelings.

robberies - Raubüberfälle; Raub, Raub

droll - komisch; drollig

In short, the wily old Jew had the boy in his toils. Having prepared his mind, by solitude and gloom, to prefer any society to the companionship of his own sad thoughts in such a dreary place, he was now slowly instilling into his soul the poison which he hoped would blacken it, and change its hue for ever.

wily - schlau, listig, gerissen

toils - Mühen; Mühe, schuften, sich plagen, sich quälen, roboten

solitude - Einsamkeit, Alleinsein

instilling into - anerziehend

blacken - schwärzen


notable - bemerkenswert

It was a chill, damp, windy night, when the Jew: buttoning his great-coat tight round his shrivelled body, and pulling the collar up over his ears so as completely to obscure the lower part of his face: emerged from his den.

chill - chillen; Mutlosigkeit, Frostgefühl

buttoning - Knöpfen; Schaltfläche, Taster, Knopf, Taste

lower part - Unterteil

He paused on the step as the door was locked and chained behind him; and having listened while the boys made all secure, and until their retreating footsteps were no longer audible, slunk down the street as quickly as he could.

The house to which Oliver had been conveyed, was in the neighborhood of Whitechapel. The Jew stopped for an instant at the corner of the street; and, glancing suspiciously round, crossed the road, and struck off in the direction of the Spitalfields.

The mud lay thick upon the stones, and a black mist hung over the streets; the rain fell sluggishly down, and everything felt cold and clammy to the touch. It seemed just the night when it befitted such a being as the Jew to be abroad.

stones - Steine; Stein, Stein, Edelstein, t+Schmuckstein, Stein, Kern

hung over - überhängte

sluggishly - schleppend; faul

clammy - klamm

befitted - geeignet; anstehen, entsprechen, zukommen

As he glided stealthily along, creeping beneath the shelter of the walls and doorways, the hideous old man seemed like some loathsome reptile, engendered in the slime and darkness through which he moved: crawling forth, by night, in search of some rich offal for a meal.

glided - geglitten; gleiten, gleiten, gleiten lassen

doorways - Türöffnungen; Türöffnung

loathsome - verabscheuungswürdig; ekelhaft, abscheulich, scheußlich

reptile - Kriechtier, Reptil, Wurm

slime - Schleim

by night - nachts

offal - Innereien

He kept on his course, through many winding and narrow ways, until he reached Bethnal Green; then, turning suddenly off to the left, he soon became involved in a maze of the mean and dirty streets which abound in that close and densely-populated quarter.

winding - (wind) aufspulen, rollen, blasen, aufwickeln

abound - in

populated - bevölkert; besiedeln, besiedeln, bevölkern, füllen, bestücken

The Jew was evidently too familiar with the ground he traversed to be at all bewildered, either by the darkness of the night, or the intricacies of the way. He hurried through several alleys and streets, and at length turned into one, lighted only by a single lamp at the farther end. At the door of a house in this street, he knocked; having exchanged a few muttered words with the person who opened it, he walked upstairs.

intricacies - Verwicklungen; Gewundenheit, Komplexität, Schwierigkeit

alleys - Gassen; Allee, Bahn, Weg, Gasse, Pfad

single - einzeln, einzig, allein, einheitlich

A dog growled as he touched the handle of a room-door; and a man's voice demanded who was there.

"Only me, Bill; only me, my dear," said the Jew looking in.

"Bring in your body then," said Sikes. "Lie down, you stupid brute! Don't you know the devil when he's got a great-coat on?"

Apparently, the dog had been somewhat deceived by Mr. Fagin's outer garment; for as the Jew unbuttoned it, and threw it over the back of a chair, he retired to the corner from which he had risen: wagging his tail as he went, to show that he was as well satisfied as it was in his nature to be.

garment - Kleidungsstück

risen - aufgestiegen; Kursanstieg; Aufgang, Gehaltszulage, Aufschwung

wagging - schwänzelnd; wedeln, schwänzen, Wedeln

"Well!" said Sikes.

"Well, my dear," replied the Jew.""Ah! Nancy."

The latter recognition was uttered with just enough of embarrassment to imply a doubt of its reception; for Mr. Fagin and his young friend had not met, since she had interfered in behalf of Oliver. All doubts upon the subject, if he had any, were speedily removed by the young lady's behaviour.

embarrassment - Verlegenheit, Peinlichkeit, Betretenheit

reception - Aufnahme, Empfang, Rezeption, checkAufnahme

She took her feet off the fender, pushed back her chair, and bade Fagin draw up his, without saying more about it: for it was a cold night, and no mistake.

Fender - Kotflügel; Schutzblech; Fender

pushed back - zurückgedrängt

draw up - verfassen, entwerfen

"It is cold, Nancy dear," said the Jew, as he warmed his skinny hands over the fire. "It seems to go right through one," added the old man, touching his side.

skinny - dünn; mager

"It must be a piercer, if it finds its way through your heart," said Mr. Sikes. "Give him something to drink, Nancy. Burn my body, make haste! It's enough to turn a man ill, to see his lean old carcase shivering in that way, like a ugly ghost just rose from the grave."

piercer - Luftspieß (Gießerei), Lochdorn

carcase - Schlachtkörper

ghost - Gespenst, Geist, Phantom, Spuk

Nancy quickly brought a bottle from a cupboard, in which there were many: which, to judge from the diversity of their appearance, were filled with several kinds of liquids. Sikes pouring out a glass of brandy, bade the Jew drink it off.

judge - urteilen (nach), richten; Richter, Jurist

diversity - Vielfältigkeit, Mannigfaltigkeit, Vielfalt, Diversität

liquids - Flüssigkeiten; Flüssigkeit, Fließlaut, Liquida, Liquid, flüssig

brandy - Kognak, Brandy, Weinbrand, Branntwein, Kurzer

"Quite enough, quite, thankye, Bill," replied the Jew, putting down the glass after just setting his lips to it.

thankye - Dankeschön

"What! You're afraid of our getting the better of you, are you?" inquired Sikes, fixing his eyes on the Jew. "Ugh!"

With a hoarse grunt of contempt, Mr. Sikes seized the glass, and threw the remainder of its contents into the ashes: as a preparatory ceremony to filling it again for himself: which he did at once.

grunt - Grunzer, Stöhnen, Grunzen, Hucker, Handlanger, Hilfsarbeiter

ashes - Esche, Asche

The Jew glanced round the room, as his companion tossed down the second glassful; not in curiousity, for he had seen it often before; but in a restless and suspicious manner habitual to him.

glassful - glasreich; glasvoll

restless - unruhig; ruhelos, rastlos, checkunruhig

It was a meanly furnished apartment, with nothing but the contents of the closet to induce the belief that its occupier was anything but a working man; and with no more suspicious articles displayed to view than two or three heavy bludgeons which stood in a corner, and a "life-preserver" that hung over the chimney-piece.

meanly - geizig; gemein

closet - Kleiderschrank; Schrank, Wandschrank, Kammer, Abstellkammer

occupier - Besetzer; Besatzer, Besatzerin, Okkupant, Okkupantin

more suspicious - argwöhnischere

bludgeons - Knüppel, niederknüppeln, knüppeln, aufzwingen

preserver - Bewahrer

"There," said Sikes, smacking his lips. "Now I'm ready."

smacking - Schlagen; schmeckend, schmatzend; (smack) Schlagen; schmeckend

I'm ready - IHF ich habe fertig (coll.)

"For business?" inquired the Jew.

"For business," replied Sikes; "so say what you've got to say."

"About the crib at Chertsey, Bill?" said the Jew, drawing his chair forward, and speaking in a very low voice.

"Yes. Wot about it?" inquired Sikes.

"Ah! you know what I mean, my dear," said the Jew. "He knows what I mean, Nancy; don't he?"

"No, he don't," sneered Mr. Sikes. "Or he won't, and that's the same thing. Speak out, and call things by their right names; don't sit there, winking and blinking, and talking to me in hints, as if you warn't the very first that thought about the robbery. Wot d'ye mean?"

blinking - blinzeln, lichthupen, aufblenden, blinken, morsen, blinken

"Hush, Bill, hush!" said the Jew, who had in vain attempted to stop this burst of indignation; "somebody will hear us, my dear. Somebody will hear us."

in vain - vergebens

"Let 'em hear!" said Sikes; "I don't care." But as Mr. Sikes did care, on reflection, he dropped his voice as he said the words, and grew calmer.

"There, there," said the Jew, coaxingly. "It was only my caution, nothing more. Now, my dear, about that crib at Chertsey; when is it to be done, Bill, eh? When is it to be done? Such plate, my dear, such plate!" said the Jew: rubbing his hands, and elevating his eyebrows in a rapture of anticipation.

elevating - erhöhen, anheben, erhöhen

rapture - Entrückung; Ekstase, Taumel, Verzückung, Entzücken

anticipation - Erwartung, Vorausahnung, Vorahnung, Vorfreude

"Not at all," replied Sikes coldly.

coldly - kalt

"Not to be done at all!" echoed the Jew, leaning back in his chair.

echoed - widerhallt; Echo

"No, not at all," rejoined Sikes. "At least it can't be a put-up job, as we expected."

"Then it hasn't been properly gone about," said the Jew, turning pale with anger. "Don't tell me!"

turning pale - erblassend

"But I will tell you," retorted Sikes. "Who are you that's not to be told? I tell you that Toby Crackit has been hanging about the place for a fortnight, and he can't get one of the servants in line."

hanging about - herumdrückend

servants - Diener, Dienerin, Lakai, Kammerdiener, Zofe, Bediensteter

"Do you mean to tell me, Bill," said the Jew: softening as the other grew heated: "that neither of the two men in the house can be got over?"

softening - Erweichung; weich werdend, aufweichend; (soften); aufweichen

heated - erhitzt; Hitze, Wärme

got over - hinweggekommen

"Yes, I do mean to tell you so," replied Sikes. "The old lady has had 'em these twenty years; and if you were to give 'em five hundred pound, they wouldn't be in it."

five hundred - fünfhundert

"But do you mean to say, my dear," remonstrated the Jew, "that the women can't be got over?"

"Not a bit of it," replied Sikes.

"Not by flash Toby Crackit?" said the Jew incredulously. "Think what women are, Bill,"

incredulously - ungläubig

"No; not even by flash Toby Crackit," replied Sikes. "He says he's worn sham whiskers, and a canary waistcoat, the whole blessed time he's been loitering down there, and it's all of no use."

sham - Schwindel; Schein., Fälschung

Canary - Kanarienvogel; Kanariengelb

"He should have tried mustachios and a pair of military trousers, my dear," said the Jew.

military - Militär

"So he did," rejoined Sikes, "and they warn't of no more use than the other plant."

The Jew looked blank at this information. After ruminating for some minutes with his chin sunk on his breast, he raised his head and said, with a deep sigh, that if flash Toby Crackit reported aright, he feared the game was up.

blank - ausdruckslos; unbeschrieben, unausgefüllt, Lücke, Leerzeichen

ruminating - wiederkäuen, grübeln

feared - gefürchtet; fürchten, befürchten, Angst haben; Furcht, Schreck

"And yet," said the old man, dropping his hands on his knees, "it's a sad thing, my dear, to lose so much when we had set our hearts upon it."

"So it is," said Mr. Sikes. "Worse luck!"

Worse luck - Leider!

A long silence ensued; during which the Jew was plunged in deep thought, with his face wrinkled into an expression of villainy perfectly demoniacal. Sikes eyed him furtively from time to time. Nancy, apparently fearful of irritating the housebreaker, sat with her eyes fixed upon the fire, as if she had been deaf to all that passed.

villainy - Schurkerei

demoniacal - dämonisch

furtively - heimlich

irritating - irritierend; reizen, irritieren, ärgern

"Fagin," said Sikes, abruptly breaking the stillness that prevailed; "is it worth fifty shiners extra, if it's safely done from the outside?"

shiners - Veilchen (ugs.); Leuchte

"Yes," said the Jew, as suddenly rousing himself.

"Is it a bargain?" inquired Sikes.

"Yes, my dear, yes," rejoined the Jew; his eyes glistening, and every muscle in his face working, with the excitement that the inquiry had awakened.

glistening - glitzern, glänzen, gleißen

muscle - Muskeln; Muskel

"Then," said Sikes, thrusting aside the Jew's hand, with some disdain, "let it come off as soon as you like. Toby and me were over the garden-wall the night afore last, sounding the panels of the door and shutters. The crib's barred up at night like a jail; but there's one part we can crack, safe and softly."

disdain - Verachtung, Geringschätzung (disrespect)

panels - Tafeln; Verkleidung, Platte, Tafel, Paneel

crack - Riss, Knall, Aufbruch, Bresche; aufbrechen, knallen, platzen

"Which is that, Bill?" asked the Jew eagerly.

"Why," whispered Sikes, "as you cross the lawn""

lawn - Liegewiese, Rasenplatz, Rasen

"Yes?" said the Jew, bending his head forward, with his eyes almost starting out of it.

"Umph!" cried Sikes, stopping short, as the girl, scarcely moving her head, looked suddenly round, and pointed for an instant to the Jew's face. "Never mind which part it is. You can't do it without me, I know; but it's best to be on the safe side when one deals with you."

Umph - Hm; Umph

deals - Angebote; Menge, Handel, Teil, Abkommen

"As you like, my dear, as you like" replied the Jew. "Is there no help wanted, but yours and Toby's?"

"None," said Sikes. "Cept a centre-bit and a boy. The first we've both got; the second you must find us."

cept - ausgenommen

"A boy!" exclaimed the Jew. "Oh! then it's a panel, eh?"

panel - Verkleidung, Platte, Tafel, Paneel

"Never mind wot it is!" replied Sikes. "I want a boy, and he musn't be a big 'un. Lord!" said Mr. Sikes, reflectively, "if I'd only got that young boy of Ned, the chimbley-sweeper's! He kept him small on purpose, and let him out by the job. But the father gets lagged; and then the Juvenile Delinquent Society comes, and takes the boy away from a trade where he was earning money, teaches him to read and write, and in time makes a 'prentice of him. And so they go on," said Mr.

reflectively - nachdenklich

sweeper - Kehrmaschine; Raumpfleger, Putzfrau, Putzmann, Kaminkehrer

on purpose - gewollt

delinquent - straffällig geworden; säumig; Delinquent, Krimineller

earning - verdienend; (earn) verdienend

Sikes, his wrath rising with the recollection of his wrongs, "so they go on; and, if they'd got money enough (which it's a Providence they haven't,) we shouldn't have half a dozen boys left in the whole trade, in a year or two."

Providence - Vorsehung, Providence

"No more we should," acquiesced the Jew, who had been considering during this speech, and had only caught the last sentence. "Bill!"

"What now?" inquired Sikes.

The Jew nodded his head towards Nancy, who was still gazing at the fire; and intimated, by a sign, that he would have her told to leave the room. Sikes shrugged his shoulders impatiently, as if he thought the precaution unnecessary; but complied, nevertheless, by requesting Miss Nancy to fetch him a jug of beer.

gazing at - anstarrend

intimated - angedeutet; vertraut, innig, intim, vorsichtig andeuten

sign - Wert, Zeichen, Hinweistafel, Indiz; unterschreiben, signieren

precaution - Vorsorge; Vorsichtsmaßnahme

requesting - anfordern, erwünschen, verlangen nach, begehren, erbitten

"You don't want any beer," said Nancy, folding her arms, and retaining her seat very composedly.

retaining - zurückhaltend; behalten, festhalten

"I tell you I do!" replied Sikes.

"Nonsense," rejoined the girl coolly, "Go on, Fagin. I know what he's going to say, Bill; he needn't mind me."

The Jew still hesitated. Sikes looked from one to the other in some surprise.

"Why, you don't mind the old girl, do you, Fagin?" he asked at length. "You've known her long enough to trust her, or the Devil's in it. She ain't one to blab. Are you Nancy?"

"I should think not!" replied the young lady: drawing her chair up to the table, and putting her elbows upon it.

elbows - Ellbogen, Rohrbogen, Ellbogenstoß, ellbögeln

"No, no, my dear, I know you're not," said the Jew; "but"" and again the old man paused.

"But wot?" inquired Sikes.

"I didn't know whether she mightn't p'r'aps be out of sorts, you know, my dear, as she was the other night," replied the Jew.

mightn - nicht

At this confession, Miss Nancy burst into a loud laugh; and, swallowing a glass of brandy, shook her head with an air of defiance, and burst into sundry exclamations of "Keep the game a-going!" "Never say die!" and the like. These seemed to have the effect of re-assuring both gentlemen; for the Jew nodded his head with a satisfied air, and resumed his seat: as did Mr. Sikes likewise.

confession - Bekenntnis, Eingeständnis, Beichte

Never say die - Nur nicht verzweifeln!

assuring - sichern, versichern

"Now, Fagin," said Nancy with a laugh. "Tell Bill at once, about Oliver!"

"Ha! you're a clever one, my dear: the sharpest girl I ever saw!" said the Jew, patting her on the neck. "It was about Oliver I was going to speak, sure enough. Ha! ha! ha!"

sharpest - am schärfsten; scharf, scharfsinning, spitz, scharf, -is, hoch

sure enough - gewiss, freilich, ganz gewiss, wirklich

"What about him?" demanded Sikes.

"He's the boy for you, my dear," replied the Jew in a hoarse whisper; laying his finger on the side of his nose, and grinning frightfully.

grinning - (to grin) grinsen, strahlen

frightfully - furchtbar; schrecklich, schreckliche

"He!" exclaimed Sikes.

"Have him, Bill!" said Nancy. "I would, if I was in your place. He mayn't be so much up, as any of the others; but that's not what you want, if he's only to open a door for you. Depend upon it he's a safe one, Bill."

"I know he is," rejoined Fagin. "He's been in good training these last few weeks, and it's time he began to work for his bread. Besides, the others are all too big."

"Well, he is just the size I want," said Mr. Sikes, ruminating.

"And will do everything you want, Bill, my dear," interposed the Jew; "he can't help himself. That is, if you frighten him enough."

"Frighten him!" echoed Sikes. "It'll be no sham frightening, mind you. If there's anything queer about him when we once get into the work; in for a penny, in for a pound. You won't see him alive again, Fagin. Think of that, before you send him. Mark my words!" said the robber, poising a crowbar, which he had drawn from under the bedstead.

frightening - beängstigend; Angst machen, erschrecken, schrecken, beängstigen

poising - ausrichten; Gleichgewicht

crowbar - Brechstange, Brecheisen, Hebeeisen, Nageleisen

"I've thought of it all," said the Jew with energy. "I've"I've had my eye upon him, my dears, close"close. Once let him feel that he is one of us; once fill his mind with the idea that he has been a thief; and he's ours! Ours for his life. Oho! It couldn't have come about better!" The old man crossed his arms upon his breast; and, drawing his head and shoulders into a heap, literally hugged himself for joy.

come about - zustandegekommen [alt], zu Stande gekommen;sich ergeben

literally - buchstäblich

hugged - umarmt; Umarmung, umarmen

"Ours!" said Sikes. "Yours, you mean."

"Perhaps I do, my dear," said the Jew, with a shrill chuckle. "Mine, if you like, Bill."

"And wot," said Sikes, scowling fiercely on his agreeable friend, "wot makes you take so much pains about one chalk-faced kid, when you know there are fifty boys snoozing about Common Garden every night, as you might pick and choose from?"

pains - Schmerzen; Qual, Stich (Schmerz), Schmerz

chalk - Kreide; Magnesiapulver

kid - Gör, Kind

snoozing - Schläfst du; dösen, nicken, ein Nickerchen machen, Schläfchen

"Because they're of no use to me, my dear," replied the Jew, with some confusion, "not worth the taking. Their looks convict 'em when they get into trouble, and I lose 'em all. With this boy, properly managed, my dears, I could do what I couldn't with twenty of them. Besides," said the Jew, recovering his self-possession, "he has us now if he could only give us leg-bail again; and he must be in the same boat with us.

confusion - Verwirrung, Durcheinander, Konfusion, Verwechslung

convict - verurteilen; Sträfling

managed - verwaltet; verwalten, leiten, hinbekommen, schaffen, schaffen

recovering - wiederfinden, sich erholen, beikommen

bail - Kaution; verschwinden, bürgen; Bürgschaft (Strafrecht)

Never mind how he came there; it's quite enough for my power over him that he was in a robbery; that's all I want. Now, how much better this is, than being obliged to put the poor leetle boy out of the way"which would be dangerous, and we should lose by it besides."

"When is it to be done?" asked Nancy, stopping some turbulent exclamation on the part of Mr. Sikes, expressive of the disgust with which he received Fagin's affectation of humanity.

affectation - Affektiertheit; Geschraubtheit

"Ah, to be sure," said the Jew; "when is it to be done, Bill?"

"I planned with Toby, the night arter to-morrow," rejoined Sikes in a surly voice, "if he heerd nothing from me to the contrairy."

"Good," said the Jew; "there's no moon."

moon - Mond, Erdtrabant, Erdsatellit

"No," rejoined Sikes.

"It's all arranged about bringing off the swag, is it?" asked the Jew.

swag - Beute

Sikes nodded.

"And about""

"Oh, ah, it's all planned," rejoined Sikes, interrupting him. "Never mind particulars. You'd better bring the boy here to-morrow night. I shall get off the stone an hour arter daybreak. Then you hold your tongue, and keep the melting-pot ready, and that's all you'll have to do."

interrupting - unterbrechen

daybreak - Tagesanbruch

After some discussion, in which all three took an active part, it was decided that Nancy should repair to the Jew's next evening when the night had set in, and bring Oliver away with her; Fagin craftily observing, that, if he evinced any disinclination to the task, he would be more willing to accompany the girl who had so recently interfered in his behalf, than anybody else. It was also solemnly arranged that poor Oliver should, for the purposes of the contemplated expedition, be unreservedly consigned to the care and custody of Mr.

craftily - schlau; listige

disinclination - Abneigung

more willing - bereitwilligere

purposes - Zwecke; absicht, Absicht, Einsatzzweck, Zweck

contemplated - in Erwägung gezogen; nachsinnen

unreservedly - vorbehaltlos

custody - Gewahrsam; Sorgerecht, Obhut, Verwahrung, Aufbewahrung, Haft

William Sikes; and further, that the said Sikes should deal with him as he thought fit; and should not be held responsible by the Jew for any mischance or evil that might be necessary to visit him: it being understood that, to render the compact in this respect binding, any representations made by Mr. Sikes on his return should be required to be confirmed and corroborated, in all important particulars, by the testimony of flash Toby Crackit.

responsible - verantwortlich; vernünftig; verantwortungsvoll; zuverlässig

mischance - ein Missgeschick; Unfall

compact - zusammengedrängt

Representations - DARSTELLUNGEN; Repräsentation, Abzeichen, Darstellung

These preliminaries adjusted, Mr. Sikes proceeded to drink brandy at a furious rate, and to flourish the crowbar in an alarming manner; yelling forth, at the same time, most unmusical snatches of song, mingled with wild execrations.

preliminaries - Präliminarien; vorläufig, vorbereitend

alarming - beunruhigend; Alarm, Alarm, Alarmsignal

unmusical - unmusikalisch

snatches - Fetzen; klauen, stehlen, Reißen

execrations - Exekutionen; Abscheu, Fluch, Verwünschung

At length, in a fit of professional enthusiasm, he insisted upon producing his box of housebreaking tools: which he had no sooner stumbled in with, and opened for the purpose of explaining the nature and properties of the various implements it contained, and the peculiar beauties of their construction, than he fell over the box upon the floor, and went to sleep where he fell.

enthusiasm - Begeisterung, Enthusiasmus, Schwärmerei

insisted - darauf bestanden; auf , bestehen

housebreaking - Hausfriedensbruch; Einbruch; (housebreak) Hausfriedensbruch; Einbruch

tools - Werkzeuge; Gerät

properties - Eigenschaften; Eigentum

implements - Geräte; Werkzeug

beauties - Schönheiten; Schönheit, Schöner, Schönheit, Schöne, Prachtstück

construction - Bau, Bauarbeit, Bauwerk, Bauwesen, Aufbau, Satzbau, Auslegung

"Good-night, Nancy," said the Jew, muffling himself up as before.

muffling - Schalldämpfer; umhüllend


Their eyes met, and the Jew scrutinised her, narrowly. There was no flinching about the girl. She was as true and earnest in the matter as Toby Crackit himself could be.

narrowly - eng

flinching - zusammenzucken; zurückweichen

The Jew again bade her good-night, and, bestowing a sly kick upon the prostrate form of Mr. Sikes while her back was turned, groped downstairs.

prostrate - niedergeschlagen; niedergestreckt; niederwerfen, erniedrigen

groped - befummelt; tasten, tappen, herumtasten, begrapschen, grapschen

"Always the way!" muttered the Jew to himself as he turned homeward. "The worst of these women is, that a very little thing serves to call up some long-forgotten feeling; and, the best of them is, that it never lasts. Ha! ha! The man against the child, for a bag of gold!"

homeward - nach Hause; (homeward journey) Heimfahrt, heimwärts

serves - dient; Angabe, dienen, servieren, aufschlagen

call up - aufbieten

lasts - dauert; letzte, zuletzt, letzter, vorig; dauern, andauern

Beguiling the time with these pleasant reflections, Mr. Fagin wended his way, through mud and mire, to his gloomy abode: where the Dodger was sitting up, impatiently awaiting his return.

beguiling - betörend; irreleiten, irreführen, in die Irre führen, betören

wended - wendete; folgen, verfolgen

mire - Moor; Sumpf; beschmutzen

sitting up - aufbleibend

awaiting - erwarten, harren, warten

"Is Oliver a-bed? I want to speak to him," was his first remark as they descended the stairs.

"Hours ago," replied the Dodger, throwing open a door. "Here he is!"

The boy was lying, fast asleep, on a rude bed upon the floor; so pale with anxiety, and sadness, and the closeness of his prison, that he looked like death; not death as it shows in shroud and coffin, but in the guise it wears when life has just departed; when a young and gentle spirit has, but an instant, fled to Heaven, and the gross air of the world has not had time to breathe upon the changing dust it hallowed.

rude - grob, unhöflich, frech, unverschämt

sadness - Traurigkeit; Schicksalsschlag, Pech

closeness - Nähe

guise - Aufmachung; Gewand (fig.), Erscheinung, Gestalt

fled - geflohen; fliehen, flüchten, fliehen, entfliehen, flüchten

Gross - grob; brutto; brutto

breathe - atmen; einatmen; hauchen

hallowed - geheiligt; anbeten, heiligen

"Not now," said the Jew, turning softly away. "To-morrow. To-morrow."


When Oliver awoke in the morning, he was a good deal surprised to find that a new pair of shoes, with strong thick soles, had been placed at his bedside; and that his old shoes had been removed.

surprised - überrascht; Überraschung, Überraschung

soles - Sohlen; Seezunge, Sohle, einzig

At first, he was pleased with the discovery: hoping that it might be the forerunner of his release; but such thoughts were quickly dispelled, on his sitting down to breakfast along with the Jew, who told him, in a tone and manner which increased his alarm, that he was to be taken to the residence of Bill Sikes that night.

forerunner - Vornewegläufer, Frontläufer, Vorbote, Vorzeichen, Vorläufer

release - Freigabe, Freisetzung, Befreiung, Erlösung

dispelled - zerstreut; zerstreuen

residence - Wohnsitz, Wohnort, Wohnhaus, Firmensitz

"To"to"stop there, sir?" asked Oliver, anxiously.

"No, no, my dear. Not to stop there," replied the Jew. "We shouldn't like to lose you. Don't be afraid, Oliver, you shall come back to us again. Ha! ha! ha! We won't be so cruel as to send you away, my dear. Oh no, no!"

The old man, who was stooping over the fire toasting a piece of bread, looked round as he bantered Oliver thus; and chuckled as if to show that he knew he would still be very glad to get away if he could.

bantered - Geplänkel; Gelabere

"I suppose," said the Jew, fixing his eyes on Oliver, "you want to know what you're going to Bill's for"-eh, my dear?"

Oliver coloured, involuntarily, to find that the old thief had been reading his thoughts; but boldly said, Yes, he did want to know.

"Why, do you think?" inquired Fagin, parrying the question.

parrying - parieren, abwehren

"Indeed I don't know, sir," replied Oliver.

"Bah!" said the Jew, turning away with a disappointed countenance from a close perusal of the boy's face. "Wait till Bill tells you, then."

The Jew seemed much vexed by Oliver's not expressing any greater curiosity on the subject; but the truth is, that, although Oliver felt very anxious, he was too much confused by the earnest cunning of Fagin's looks, and his own speculations, to make any further inquiries just then. He had no other opportunity: for the Jew remained very surly and silent till night: when he prepared to go abroad.

vexed - verärgert; ärgern, verärgern, reizen, irritieren, beunruhigen

cunning - gerissen; schlau, clever, süß, niedlich

speculations - Spekulationen; Spekulation, Betrachtung, Spekulation

go abroad - ins Ausland gehen

"You may burn a candle," said the Jew, putting one upon the table. "And here's a book for you to read, till they come to fetch you. Good-night!"

"Good-night!" replied Oliver, softly.

The Jew walked to the door: looking over his shoulder at the boy as he went. Suddenly stopping, he called him by his name.

Oliver looked up; the Jew, pointing to the candle, motioned him to light it. He did so; and, as he placed the candlestick upon the table, saw that the Jew was gazing fixedly at him, with lowering and contracted brows, from the dark end of the room.

motioned - einen Antrag gestellt; Bewegung

candlestick - Kerzenleuchter; Kerzenhalter

fixedly - fixiert; bestimmt

lowering - Senken; Abbau (von Kosten)

"Take heed, Oliver! take heed!" said the old man, shaking his right hand before him in a warning manner. "He's a rough man, and thinks nothing of blood when his own is up. Whatever falls out, say nothing; and do what he bids you. Mind!" Placing a strong emphasis on the last word, he suffered his features gradually to resolve themselves into a ghastly grin, and, nodding his head, left the room.

falls out - (fall out) ausfallen

bids - Gebote; Angebot, reizen, Gebot, Bieten, bieten

resolve - auflösen, beschließen

Oliver leaned his head upon his hand when the old man disappeared, and pondered, with a trembling heart, on the words he had just heard. The more he thought of the Jew's admonition, the more he was at a loss to divine its real purpose and meaning.

pondered - nachgedacht; grübeln, überlegen, nachdenken

divine - göttlich

He could think of no bad object to be attained by sending him to Sikes, which would not be equally well answered by his remaining with Fagin; and after meditating for a long time, concluded that he had been selected to perform some ordinary menial offices for the housebreaker, until another boy, better suited for his purpose could be engaged.

object to - Einspruch erheben gegen, beanstanden

attained - erlangt; erreichen, erlangen

menial - unbedeutend; untergeordnet; nieder, niedrig

suited - geeignet; Anzug, Anzugträger, Farbe, passen, passen

be engaged - verlobt sein (mit), beschäftigt sein

He was too well accustomed to suffering, and had suffered too much where he was, to bewail the prospect of change very severely. He remained lost in thought for some minutes; and then, with a heavy sigh, snuffed the candle, and, taking up the book which the Jew had left with him, began to read.

bewail - beklagen

prospect - Anwärter; Sicht, Perspektive, Aussicht, Erwartung, Chance

snuffed - verschnupft; schnüffeln, schnuppern; Butzen, schnupfen

He turned over the leaves. Carelessly at first; but, lighting on a passage which attracted his attention, he soon became intent upon the volume. It was a history of the lives and trials of great criminals; and the pages were soiled and thumbed with use. Here, he read of dreadful crimes that made the blood run cold; of secret murders that had been committed by the lonely wayside; of bodies hidden from the eye of man in deep pits and wells: which would not keep them down, deep as they were, but had yielded them up at last, after many years, and so maddened the murderers with the sight, that in their horror they had confessed their guilt, and yelled for the gibbet to end their agony.

turned over - umgeblättert

intent - Absicht

volume - Volumen; Lautstärke; Jahrgang; Band; Volume

thumbed - gedumpt; Daumen, durchblättern

crimes - Straftat, Verbrechen

secret - Geheimnis

murders - Mord, Mord, Mord, mörderisch, ermorden, massakrieren, umbringen

wayside - Wegesrand; Wegrand

hidden - versteckt; verbergen, verheimlichen, verstecken, verdecken

pits - Gruben; Fallgrube, Schachtgrube, Box (Sport)

yielded - nachgegeben; hervorbringen, er/sie hat/hatte ergeben, weichen

maddened - verärgert; rasend machen

confessed - gestanden; gestehen, bekennen, verraten, beichten

guilt - Schuld

yelled - geschrien; kreischen, schreien

gibbet - Galgen

Here, too, he read of men who, lying in their beds at dead of night, had been tempted (so they said) and led on, by their own bad thoughts, to such dreadful bloodshed as it made the flesh creep, and the limbs quail, to think of. The terrible descriptions were so real and vivid, that the sallow pages seemed to turn red with gore; and the words upon them, to be sounded in his ears, as if they were whispered, in hollow murmurs, by the spirits of the dead.

tempted - in Versuchung; in Versuchung führen, versuchen, locken

bloodshed - Blutvergießen, Blutbad

flesh - Fleisch; Haut, Leib, Fruchtfleisch, Fleischfarbe, zunehmen

creep - Fiesling; kriechen; schleichen; Knilch, Widerling

quail - Wachtel

sallow - blass; farblos, blässlich, fahl, Salweide, bleich

turn red - sich rot färben, rot werden

gore - Keil, Blut

hollow - hohl, dumpf

murmurs - murmelt; Rauschen

In a paroxysm of fear, the boy closed the book, and thrust it from him. Then, falling upon his knees, he prayed Heaven to spare him from such deeds; and rather to will that he should die at once, than be reserved for crimes, so fearful and appalling.

paroxysm - Paroxysmus

be reserved - zurückhaltend sein

appalling - entsetzlich, erschreckend; (appal); entsetzlich, erschreckend

By degrees, he grew more calm, and besought, in a low and broken voice, that he might be rescued from his present dangers; and that if any aid were to be raised up for a poor outcast boy who had never known the love of friends or kindred, it might come to him now, when, desolate and deserted, he stood alone in the midst of wickedness and guilt.

degrees - Abschlüsse; Diplom, akademischer Diplom, Grad, Winkelgrad

besought - angefleht; anflehen, ersuchen, bitten

rescued - gerettet; retten, Rettung

dangers - Gefahren; Gefahr, Risiko

outcast - verstoßen; ausgestoßen

kindred - Stammesbrüder, Stammesgeschwister, Artgenossen, verwandt

deserted - Wüste, wüst, Ă–de; verlassen, desertieren, im Stich lassen

He had concluded his prayer, but still remained with his head buried in his hands, when a rustling noise aroused him.

rustling - (rustle) rascheln; (rustle); Rascheln, Rauschen, Knistern

aroused - erregt; reizen, aufreizen, anregen, erregen, entfachen

"What's that!" he cried, starting up, and catching sight of a figure standing by the door. "Who's there?"

figure - Abbildung; Figur; Gestalt; Ziffer; Form

"Me. Only me," replied a tremulous voice.

Oliver raised the candle above his head: and looked towards the door. It was Nancy.

"Put down the light," said the girl, turning away her head. "It hurts my eyes."

hurts - schmerzt; weh tun, schmerzen, verletzen, quälen, verletzt

Oliver saw that she was very pale, and gently inquired if she were ill. The girl threw herself into a chair, with her back towards him: and wrung her hands; but made no reply.

wrung - gewrungen; abbringen, erzwingen

"God forgive me!" she cried after a while, "I never thought of this."

forgive - vergeben, verzeihen, entschuldigen

"Has anything happened?" asked Oliver. "Can I help you? I will if I can. I will, indeed."

She rocked herself to and fro; caught her throat; and, uttering a gurgling sound, gasped for breath.

rocked - gerockt; schaukeln, schütteln, rocken

gurgling - gurgelnd; (gurgle); gurgeln; Gurgeln

gasped - keuchte; keuchen, japsen, prusten, keuchen, Atemzug, Luftholen

"Nancy!" cried Oliver, "What is it?"

The girl beat her hands upon her knees, and her feet upon the ground; and, suddenly stopping, drew her shawl close round her: and shivered with cold.

shivered - gezittert; Schauder, Schauer, zittern, frösteln

Oliver stirred the fire. Drawing her chair close to it, she sat there, for a little time, without speaking; but at length she raised her head, and looked round.

"I don't know what comes over me sometimes," said she, affecting to busy herself in arranging her dress; "it's this damp dirty room, I think. Now, Nolly, dear, are you ready?"

arranging - arrangieren, systematisieren, aufstellen, ordnen, ordnen

"Am I to go with you?" asked Oliver.

"Yes. I have come from Bill," replied the girl. "You are to go with me."

"What for?" asked Oliver, recoiling.

"What for?" echoed the girl, raising her eyes, and averting them again, the moment they encountered the boy's face. "Oh! For no harm."

averting - abwenden, abwenden, verhindern

"I don't believe it," said Oliver: who had watched her closely.

"Have it your own way," rejoined the girl, affecting to laugh. "For no good, then."

Oliver could see that he had some power over the girl's better feelings, and, for an instant, thought of appealing to her compassion for his helpless state. But, then, the thought darted across his mind that it was barely eleven o'clock; and that many people were still in the streets: of whom surely some might be found to give credence to his tale.

barely - kaum; gerade noch

credence - Glaubwürdigkeit; Glauben, Vertrauen, Beglaubigung, Empfehlung

As the reflection occured to him, he stepped forward: and said, somewhat hastily, that he was ready.

occured - stattgefunden

Neither his brief consideration, nor its purport, was lost on his companion. She eyed him narrowly, while he spoke; and cast upon him a look of intelligence which sufficiently showed that she guessed what had been passing in his thoughts.

purport - vorgeben, unterstellen, beabsichtigen

"Hush!" said the girl, stooping over him, and pointing to the door as she looked cautiously round. "You can't help yourself. I have tried hard for you, but all to no purpose. You are hedged round and round. If ever you are to get loose from here, this is not the time."

no purpose - umsonst

hedged - abgesichert; Hecke

Struck by the energy of her manner, Oliver looked up in her face with great surprise. She seemed to speak the truth; her countenance was white and agitated; and she trembled with very earnestness.

earnestness - Ernsthaftigkeit; Ernst

"I have saved you from being ill-used once, and I will again, and I do now," continued the girl aloud; "for those who would have fetched you, if I had not, would have been far more rough than me. I have promised for your being quiet and silent; if you are not, you will only do harm to yourself and me too, and perhaps be my death. See here! I have borne all this for you already, as true as God sees me show it."

fetched - geholt; holen, einfangen, abrufen, apportieren

do harm - Schaden anrichten

She pointed, hastily, to some livid bruises on her neck and arms; and continued, with great rapidity:

livid - blau; blass vor Wut, wütend, fuchsteufelswild

bruises - blaue Flecken; Prellung, Bluterguss, blauer Fleck, Druckstelle

"Remember this! And don't let me suffer more for you, just now. If I could help you, I would; but I have not the power. They don't mean to harm you; whatever they make you do, is no fault of yours. Hush! Every word from you is a blow for me. Give me your hand. Make haste! Your hand!"

She caught the hand which Oliver instinctively placed in hers, and, blowing out the light, drew him after her up the stairs.

blowing out - ausblasend

The door was opened, quickly, by some one shrouded in the darkness, and was as quickly closed, when they had passed out. A hackney-cabriolet was in waiting; with the same vehemence which she had exhibited in addressing Oliver, the girl pulled him in with her, and drew the curtains close. The driver wanted no directions, but lashed his horse into full speed, without the delay of an instant.

hackney - Lohnarbeiter

cabriolet - Cabrio, Cabriolet, Kabriolett, Kalesche

vehemence - Heftigkeit, Vehemenz

curtains - Vorhänge; Vorhang, Vorhang

lashed - festgezurrt; Peitsche, Wimper; anbinden

The girl still held Oliver fast by the hand, and continued to pour into his ear, the warnings and assurances she had already imparted. All was so quick and hurried, that he had scarcely time to recollect where he was, or how he came there, when the carriage stopped at the house to which the Jew's steps had been directed on the previous evening.

pour - schütten, einschenken, gießen

warnings - Warnungen; Warnung, Mahnung, Warnung, Mahnung, Achtung, Warnung

assurances - Zusicherungen; Zusicherung, Versicherung, Zusage, Beteuerung

For one brief moment, Oliver cast a hurried glance along the empty street, and a cry for help hung upon his lips. But the girl's voice was in his ear, beseeching him in such tones of agony to remember her, that he had not the heart to utter it. While he hesitated, the opportunity was gone; he was already in the house, and the door was shut.

beseeching - anflehend; (to beseech) ersuchen, anflehen

utter - Äußerlich; äußerst

"This way," said the girl, releasing her hold for the first time. "Bill!"

releasing - Freigabe, Freisetzung, Befreiung, Erlösung

"Hallo!" replied Sikes: appearing at the head of the stairs, with a candle. "Oh! That's the time of day. Come on!"

This was a very strong expression of approbation, an uncommonly hearty welcome, from a person of Mr. Sikes'temperament. Nancy, appearing much gratified thereby, saluted him cordially.

approbation - Zustimmung, Genehmigung, Billigung

uncommonly - Ungewöhnlich

temperament - Temperament, Charakter, Veranlagung, Stimmung

saluted - gegrüßt; Salut, salutieren

"Bull's-eye's gone home with Tom," observed Sikes, as he lighted them up. "He'd have been in the way."

"That's right," rejoined Nancy.

"So you've got the kid," said Sikes when they had all reached the room: closing the door as he spoke.

"Yes, here he is," replied Nancy.

"Did he come quiet?" inquired Sikes.

"Like a lamb," rejoined Nancy.

"I'm glad to hear it," said Sikes, looking grimly at Oliver; "for the sake of his young carcase: as would otherways have suffered for it. Come here, young 'un; and let me read you a lectur', which is as well got over at once."

grimly - grimmig

otherways - auf andere Weise

lectur - lektorieren

Thus addressing his new pupil, Mr. Sikes pulled off Oliver's cap and threw it into a corner; and then, taking him by the shoulder, sat himself down by the table, and stood the boy in front of him.

"Now, first: do you know wot this is?" inquired Sikes, taking up a pocket-pistol which lay on the table.

pistol - Pistole, Faustfeuerwaffe, Zündpistole

Oliver replied in the affirmative.

"Well, then, look here," continued Sikes. "This is powder; that 'ere's a bullet; and this is a little bit of a old hat for waddin'."

bullet - Patrone; Geschoss (Kugel), Kugel

Oliver murmured his comprehension of the different bodies referred to; and Mr. Sikes proceeded to load the pistol, with great nicety and deliberation.

comprehension - Verständnis, Verstehen

load - Last, Beschickung (Ladung), Belastung; beladen, ich lüde

nicety - Nettigkeit; Feinheit

"Now it's loaded," said Mr. Sikes, when he had finished.

loaded - geladen; Last, Beschickung (Ladung), Belastung; beladen

"Yes, I see it is, sir," replied Oliver.

"Well," said the robber, grasping Oliver's wrist, and putting the barrel so close to his temple that they touched; at which moment the boy could not repress a start; "if you speak a word when you're out o'doors with me, except when I speak to you, that loading will be in your head without notice. So, if you do make up your mind to speak without leave, say your prayers first."

barrel - Fass, Tonne, Gebinde, Barrel, Trommel, Hohlzylinder

Temple - Tempel, Schläfe, Bethaus, Synagoge

loading - Ladung, Laden; (load); Ladung, Laden

Having bestowed a scowl upon the object of this warning, to increase its effect, Mr. Sikes continued.

"As near as I know, there isn't anybody as would be asking very partickler arter you, if you was disposed of; so I needn't take this devil-and-all of trouble to explain matters to you, if it warn't for your own good. D'ye hear me?"

"The short and the long of what you mean," said Nancy: speaking very emphatically, and slightly frowning at Oliver as if to bespeak his serious attention to her words: "is, that if you're crossed by him in this job you have on hand, you'll prevent his ever telling tales afterwards, by shooting him through the head, and will take your chance of swinging for it, as you do for a great many other things in the way of business, every month of your life.

emphatically - mit Nachdruck

frowning - Stirnrunzeln; die Stirn runzeln

bespeak - beschwören; besprechen, diskutieren, mitteilen, vorbestellen

tales - Märchen; Geschichte, Erzählung, Fabel

shooting - Schießen, Schießerei; (shoot); Schießen, Schießerei

"That's it!" observed Mr. Sikes, approvingly; "women can always put things in fewest words."Except when it's blowing up; and then they lengthens it out. And now that he's thoroughly up to it, let's have some supper, and get a snooze before starting."

blowing up - aufblasend

lengthens - verlängern

snooze - Schlummern; dösen, nicken, ein Nickerchen machen, Schläfchen

In pursuance of this request, Nancy quickly laid the cloth; disappearing for a few minutes, she presently returned with a pot of porter and a dish of sheep's heads: which gave occasion to several pleasant witticisms on the part of Mr. Sikes, founded upon the singular coincidence of "jemmies" being a can name, common to them, and also to an ingenious implement much used in his profession.

disappearing - verschwinden, entschwinden, zum Verschwinden bringen

A dish of - eine Portion ...

witticisms - Witzeleien; (guter) Spruch, geflügeltes Wort

founded - gegründet; gefunden, aufgefunden; begründen, gründen

coincidence - zufälliges Zusammentreffen, Koinzidenz, Zufall

jemmies - JEMMY

implement - umsetzen; Werkzeug, Gerät, Arbeitsgerät, vollziehen, durchführen

Indeed, the worthy gentleman, stimulated perhaps by the immediate prospect of being on active service, was in great spirits and good humour; in proof whereof, it may be here remarked, that he humourously drank all the beer at a draught, and did not utter, on a rough calculation, more than four-score oaths during the whole progress of the meal.

stimulated - stimuliert; stimulieren, stimulieren

whereof - wovon

humourously - auf humorvolle Weise

rough calculation - Grobkalkulation

oaths - Eide; Eid, Schwur, Eid, Fluch, erman:

Supper being ended"it may be easily conceived that Oliver had no great appetite for it"Mr. Sikes disposed of a couple of glasses of spirits and water, and threw himself on the bed; ordering Nancy, with many imprecations in case of failure, to call him at five precisely.

failure - Versagen; Misserfolg, Ausfall, Verschlechterung, Misslingen

Oliver stretched himself in his clothes, by command of the same authority, on a mattress upon the floor; and the girl, mending the fire, sat before it, in readiness to rouse them at the appointed time.

mending - Ausbessern; instandsetzend, reparierend

appointed time - Termin

For a long time Oliver lay awake, thinking it not impossible that Nancy might seek that opportunity of whispering some further advice; but the girl sat brooding over the fire, without moving, save now and then to trim the light. Weary with watching and anxiety, he at length fell asleep.

trim - trimmen; kürzen, nachschneiden, stutzen

When he awoke, the table was covered with tea-things, and Sikes was thrusting various articles into the pockets of his great-coat, which hung over the back of a chair. Nancy was busily engaged in preparing breakfast. It was not yet daylight; for the candle was still burning, and it was quite dark outside. A sharp rain, too, was beating against the window-panes; and the sky looked black and cloudy.

busily - fleißig; eifrig, geschäftig, beschäftigt

daylight - Tageslicht; Tag

panes - Scheiben; Scheibe, Fensterscheibe

cloudy - bewölkt, wolkig, trüb

"Now, then!" growled Sikes, as Oliver started up; "half-past five! Look sharp, or you'll get no breakfast; for it's late as it is."

Look sharp - Los!, Dalli, dalli!, Beeil dich!

Oliver was not long in making his toilet; having taken some breakfast, he replied to a surly inquiry from Sikes, by saying that he was quite ready.

Nancy, scarcely looking at the boy, threw him a handkerchief to tie round his throat; Sikes gave him a large rough cape to button over his shoulders. Thus attired, he gave his hand to the robber, who, merely pausing to show him with a menacing gesture that he had that same pistol in a side-pocket of his great-coat, clasped it firmly in his, and, exchanging a farewell with Nancy, led him away.

side-pocket - (side-pocket) Seitentasche

Farewell - Abschied nehmen; Lebewohl, Adieu, Abschied, Lebewohl sagen

Oliver turned, for an instant, when they reached the door, in the hope of meeting a look from the girl. But she had resumed her old seat in front of the fire, and sat, perfectly motionless before it.


It was a cheerless morning when they got into the street; blowing and raining hard; and the clouds looking dull and stormy. The night had been very wet: large pools of water had collected in the road: and the kennels were overflowing.

cheerless - freudlos, trostlos

blowing - (to blow) blasen, wehen, pusten

clouds - Wolken; verschleiern

dull - stumpf; fad, langweilig, matt, blöd, blöde

stormy - stürmisch

collected - gesammelt; eintreiben (Schulden), sammeln, einsammeln

kennels - Gosse, Zwinger, Hundezwinger

overflowing - überschwemmt; überlaufend

There was a faint glimmering of the coming day in the sky; but it rather aggravated than relieved the gloom of the scene: the sombre light only serving to pale that which the street lamps afforded, without shedding any warmer or brighter tints upon the wet house-tops, and dreary streets. There appeared to be nobody stirring in that quarter of the town; the windows of the houses were all closely shut; and the streets through which they passed, were noiseless and empty.

glimmering - schimmernd, flimmernd; (glimmer); Schimmer; glimmern

aggravated - verschlimmert; verschlimmern, erschweren, ärgern, verbittern

serving - dienen; Portion

shedding - abwerfen; vergießen; (shed) abwerfen; vergießen

brighter - heller; fröhlich, aufgeweckt, leuchtend, klar, hell

tints - färben, tönen; Farbe, Farbton

tops - Oberteil, Spitze, Gipfel, Deckel, Kappe, Oberteil

noiseless - geräuschlos

By the time they had turned into the Bethnal Green Road, the day had fairly begun to break. Many of the lamps were already extinguished; a few country waggons were slowly toiling on, towards London; now and then, a stage-coach, covered with mud, rattled briskly by: the driver bestowing, as he passed, an admonitory lash upon the heavy waggoner who, by keeping on the wrong side of the road, had endangered his arriving at the office, a quarter of a minute after his time. The public-houses, with gas-lights burning inside, were already open. By degrees, other shops began to be unclosed, and a few scattered people were met with. Then, came straggling groups of labourers going to their work; then, men and women with fish-baskets on their heads; donkey-carts laden with vegetables; chaise-carts filled with live-stock or whole carcasses of meat; milk-women with pails; an unbroken concourse of people, trudging out with various supplies to the eastern suburbs of the town.

fairly - gerecht

extinguished - ausgelöscht; löschen, auslöschen, auslöschen, abschalten

endangered - bedroht; gefährden

unclosed - unverschlossen; eröffnen, öffnen

straggling - Nachzügler; umherstreifend; (straggle); abweichen, abschweifen

baskets - Körbe; Korb

live-stock - (live-stock) Viehbestand

carcasses - Kadaver; Aas, Aase

pails - Eimer

unbroken - ungebrochen

concourse - Bahnhofshalle; Wartehalle, Querbahnsteig, Flughafenhalle

trudging - stapfen; sich schleppend; (trudge); stapfen; schleppen

supplies - Vorräte; Stellvertretung, Versorgung, Vorrat; liefern

eastern - Osten; östlich, Ost

suburbs - Vorstädte; Vorstadt, Vorort, Stadtteil, Bezirk, Stadtbezirk

As they approached the City, the noise and traffic gradually increased; when they threaded the streets between Shoreditch and Smithfield, it had swelled into a roar of sound and bustle. It was as light as it was likely to be, till night came on again, and the busy morning of half the London population had begun.

threaded - mit Gewinde; Faden, Garn

swelled - angeschwollen; Schwellen

population - Bevölkerung; Population; Bevölkerungszahl, Einwohnerzahl

turning down Sun Street and Crown Street, and crossing Finsbury square, Mr. Sikes struck, by way of Chiswell Street, into Barbican: thence into Long Lane, and so into Smithfield; from which latter place arose a tumult of discordant sounds that filled Oliver Twist with amazement.

turning down - umklappend

Barbican - Barbakane

tumult - Aufruhr; Tumult, Krach, Lärm, lautes Stimmengewirr

discordant - unharmonisch; uneinig

It was market-morning. The ground was covered, nearly ankle-deep, with filth and mire; a thick steam, perpetually rising from the reeking bodies of the cattle, and mingling with the fog, which seemed to rest upon the chimney-tops, hung heavily above. All the pens in the centre of the large area, and as many temporary pens as could be crowded into the vacant space, were filled with sheep; tied up to posts by the gutter side were long lines of beasts and oxen, three or four deep.

ankle - Knöchel, Fußknöchel

steam - etwas dünsten;Dampf

reeking - stinken; Gestank, Rauch

cattle - Kühe, Rinder, Rindvieh

mingling - mischend, vermischend; (mingle); vermischen, vermengen

Fog - umnebeln, verschleiern; (dicker) Nebel, Nebel

rest upon - basieren

vacant - unbesetzt; frei, vakant, leer, nichtssagend, ausdruckslos

gutter - Regenrinne, Rinnstein, Gosse

oxen - Ochsen

Countrymen, butchers, drovers, hawkers, boys, thieves, idlers, and vagabonds of every low grade, were mingled together in a mass; the whistling of drovers, the barking dogs, the bellowing and plunging of the oxen, the bleating of sheep, the grunting and squeaking of pigs, the cries of hawkers, the shouts, oaths, and quarrelling on all sides; the ringing of bells and roar of voices, that issued from every public-house; the crowding, pushing, driving, beating, whooping and yelling; the hideous and discordant dim that resounded from every corner of the market; and the unwashed, unshaven, squalid, and dirty figures constantly running to and fro, and bursting in and out of the throng; rendered it a stunning and bewildering scene, which quite confounded the senses.

countrymen - Landsmänner; Landsmann, Landsmännin, Landsmann, Landsmännin

butchers - niedermetzeln, niedermachen; Metzger, Schlächter, Fleischer

drovers - Viehtreiber, Viehtreiberin

hawkers - Hausierer

idlers - Müßiggänger; untätiger Mitarbeiter, untätige Mitarbeiterin

vagabonds - Vagabunden; Vagabund, Landstreicher, Landstreicherin, Vagabund

grade - Note, Zensur, Grad, Sorte, Klasse

bellowing - Gebrüll; brüllen, röhren, brüllen, grölen

plunging - eintauchen; tauchend; (plunge) eintauchen; tauchend

bleating - blöken; meckernd; (bleat); Blöken

grunting - grunzend; (grunt); Grunzer, Stöhnen, Grunzen, Hucker

quarrelling - (quarell) sich streiten

all sides - allseitig

ringing - klingeln; kraftvoll, klar; (ring) klingeln; kraftvoll, klar

bells - Glocken; Klingel, Schelle, Glocke

crowding - Überfüllung; Menschenmenge, Masse

pushing - schieben, drängen, stoßen

whooping - (whoop) schreien; (whoop) (whoop) schreien

resounded - ertönte; widerhallen

unwashed - ungewaschen

unshaven - unrasiert

bursting in - hereinplatzend

stunning - umwerfend; betäuben, verblüffen

bewildering - verwirrend; verwirren, durcheinanderbringen

Mr. Sikes, dragging Oliver after him, elbowed his way through the thickest of the crowd, and bestowed very little attention on the numerous sights and sounds, which so astonished the boy. He nodded, twice or thrice, to a passing friend; and, resisting as many invitations to take a morning dram, pressed steadily onward, until they were clear of the turmoil, and had made their way through Hosier Lane into Holborn.

elbowed - mit dem Ellbogen gestoßen; Ellbogen, Rohrbogen, Ellbogenstoß

sights - Sehenswürdigkeiten; Sehenswürdigkeit, Gesicht

resisting - Widerstand leisten; widerstreben, widerstehen, widerstreiten

invitations - Einladungen; Einladung, Einladen

dram - Quäntchen, Quentchen

pressed - gedrückt; (pre) vor..

turmoil - Aufruhr, Tumult, Unruhe, Unordnung

hosier - Strumpfhosen

"Now, young 'un!" said Sikes, looking up at the clock of St. Andrew's Church, "hard upon seven! you must step out. Come, don't lag behind already, Lazy-legs!"

Andrew - Andreas, Andreas

lag behind - zurückbleiben hinter

Mr. Sikes accompanied this speech with a jerk at his little companion's wrist; Oliver, quickening his pace into a kind of trot between a fast walk and a run, kept up with the rapid strides of the house-breaker as well as he could.

quickening - Belebung; beschleunigend; (quicken) Belebung; beschleunigend

trot - trotten, laufen, traben

kept up - durchgehalten

breaker - Unterbrecher; Zwischenbau (Diagonal); Ă–ffnerkontakt am Relais

They held their course at this rate, until they had passed Hyde Park corner, and were on their way to Kensington: when Sikes relaxed his pace, until an empty cart which was at some little distance behind, came up. Seeing "Hounslow" written on it, he asked the driver with as much civility as he could assume, if he would give them a lift as far as Isleworth.

civility - Anstand, Höflichkeit, Verbindlichkeit

"jump up," said the man. "Is that your boy?"

jump up - aufspringen

"Yes; he's my boy," replied Sikes, looking hard at Oliver, and putting his hand abstractedly into the pocket where the pistol was.

abstractedly - abstrakt

"Your father walks rather too quick for you, don't he, my man?" inquired the driver: seeing that Oliver was out of breath.

"Not a bit of it," replied Sikes, interposing. "He's used to it. Here, take hold of my hand, Ned. In with you!"

interposing - Zwischenrufe; zwischenschalten, dazwischenstellen

Thus addressing Oliver, he helped him into the cart; and the driver, pointing to a heap of sacks, told him to lie down there, and rest himself.

As they passed the different mile-stones, Oliver wondered, more and more, where his companion meant to take him. Kensington, Hammersmith, Chiswick, Kew Bridge, Brentford, were all passed; and yet they went on as steadily as if they had only just begun their journey. At length, they came to a public-house called the Coach and Horses; a little way beyond which, another road appeared to run off. And here, the cart stopped.

Sikes dismounted with great precipitation, holding Oliver by the hand all the while; and lifting him down directly, bestowed a furious look upon him, and rapped the side-pocket with his fist, in a significant manner.

dismounted - Abgesessen; abnehmen, absteigen

precipitation - Niederschlag; Präzipitation

significant - bedeutsam; signifikant, bedeutend

"Good-bye, boy," said the man.

Good-bye - (Good-bye) Auf Wiedersehen!;adieu, leb wohl, ade, lebewohl, ciao

"He's sulky," replied Sikes, giving him a shake; "he's sulky. A young dog! Don't mind him."

sulky - mürrisch; schmollend, verdrossen, Sulky

"Not I!" rejoined the other, getting into his cart. "It's a fine day, after all." And he drove away.

drove away - (drive away) wegjagen, vertreiben

Sikes waited until he had fairly gone; and then, telling Oliver he might look about him if he wanted, once again led him onward on his journey.

They turned round to the left, a short way past the public-house; and then, taking a right-hand road, walked on for a long time: passing many large gardens and gentlemen's houses on both sides of the way, and stopping for nothing but a little beer, until they reached a town. Here against the wall of a house, Oliver saw written up in pretty large letters, "Hampton.

They lingered about, in the fields, for some hours. At length they came back into the town; and, turning into an old public-house with a defaced sign-board, ordered some dinner by the kitchen fire.

turning into - einbiegend

defaced - verunstaltet; verunstalten, entstellen

The kitchen was an old, low-roofed room; with a great beam across the middle of the ceiling, and benches, with high backs to them, by the fire; on which were seated several rough men in smock-frocks, drinking and smoking. They took no notice of Oliver; and very little of Sikes; and, as Sikes took very little notice of them, he and his young comrade sat in a corner by themselves, without being much troubled by their company.

roofed - überdacht; überdachen; Autodach, Dach

beam - Balken; Breite; Pflugbaum, Grindel, Strahl, strahlen, beamen

benches - Bänke; Bank, Sitzbank, Richter

smock - Kittel

frocks - Kutten; Kleid, Kutte

comrade - Kamerad; Genosse, Genossin

They had some cold meat for dinner, and sat so long after it, while Mr. Sikes indulged himself with three or four pipes, that Oliver began to feel quite certain they were not going any further. Being much tired with the walk, and getting up so early, he dozed a little at first; then, quite overpowered by fatigue and the fumes of the tobacco, fell asleep.

cold meat - Aufschnitt

indulged - verwöhnt; nachgeben, erliegen, frönen, hätscheln, verwöhnen

getting up - aufstehend

fumes - Abgase; Rauch, Qualm, rauchen, qualmen, schäumen

tobacco - Tabak, Tabakpflanze

It was quite dark when he was awakened by a push from Sikes. Rousing himself sufficiently to sit up and look about him, he found that worthy in close fellowship and communication with a labouring man, over a pint of ale.

push - schieben, drängen, stoßen

fellowship - Gemeinschaft, Kameradschaft

labouring man - Arbeitsmann

pint - Pint

ale - Ale

"So, you're going on to Lower Halliford, are you?" inquired Sikes.

"Yes, I am," replied the man, who seemed a little the worse"or better, as the case might be"for drinking; "and not slow about it neither. My horse hasn't got a load behind him going back, as he had coming up in the mornin'; and he won't be long a-doing of it. Here's luck to him. Ecod! he's a good 'un!"

mornin - Morgens

"Could you give my boy and me a lift as far as there?" demanded Sikes, pushing the ale towards his new friend.

"If you're going directly, I can," replied the man, looking out of the pot. "Are you going to Halliford?"

"Going on to Shepperton," replied Sikes.

"I'm your man, as far as I go," replied the other. "Is all paid, Becky?"

"Yes, the other gentleman's paid," replied the girl.

"I say!" said the man, with tipsy gravity; "that won't do, you know."

tipsy - angeheitert, beschwipst, betütert, angetrunken

"Why not?" rejoined Sikes. "You're a-going to accommodate us, and wot's to prevent my standing treat for a pint or so, in return?"

accommodate - machen, endigen, in Übereinstimmung bringen, anpassen

The stranger reflected upon this argument, with a very profound face; having done so, he seized Sikes by the hand: and declared he was a real good fellow. To which Mr. Sikes replied, he was joking; as, if he had been sober, there would have been strong reason to suppose he was.

joking - Witz, Scherz, Streich, Witz, Spaß, Witz, scherzen, Witze machen

sober - nüchtern, besonnen, ernst, gedeckt, ernüchtern, ausnüchtern

After the exchange of a few more compliments, they bade the company good-night, and went out; the girl gathering up the pots and glasses as they did so, and lounging out to the door, with her hands full, to see the party start.

compliments - Komplimente; Kompliment

The horse, whose health had been drunk in his absence, was standing outside: ready harnessed to the cart. Oliver and Sikes got in without any further ceremony; and the man to whom he belonged, having lingered for a minute or two "to bear him up," and to defy the hostler and the world to produce his equal, mounted also.

harnessed - nutzbar gemacht; Geschirr

defy - herausfordern, die Stirn bieten, trotzen, widersetzen, lossagen

hostler - Stallknecht

Then, the hostler was told to give the horse his head; and, his head being given him, he made a very unpleasant use of it: tossing it into the air with great disdain, and running into the parlour windows over the way; after performing those feats, and supporting himself for a short time on his hind-legs, he started off at great speed, and rattled out of the town right gallantly.

performing - durchführen; ausführend, Ausführen, aufführend

feats - Kunststücke; Kunststück

hind - (hind leg) Hinterbein

gallantly - galante

The night was very dark. A damp mist rose from the river, and the marshy ground about; and spread itself over the dreary fields. It was piercing cold, too; all was gloomy and black. Not a word was spoken; for the driver had grown sleepy; and Sikes was in no mood to lead him into conversation.

marshy - sumpfig, morastig, versumpft, moosig

Oliver sat huddled together, in a corner of the cart; bewildered with alarm and apprehension; and figuring strange objects in the gaunt trees, whose branches waved grimly to and fro, as if in some fantastic joy at the desolation of the scene.

figuring - Feilen; Abbildung, Figur, Gestalt, Ziffer, Form

branches - Ast, t+Zweig, Abzweigung, (''rare'') tÄstelung

waved - winkte; wehen, winken mit, flattern

As they passed Sunbury Church, the clock struck seven. There was a light in the ferry-house window opposite: which streamed across the road, and threw into more sombre shadow a dark yew-tree with graves beneath it. There was a dull sound of falling water not far off; and the leaves of the old tree stirred gently in the night wind. It seemed like quiet music for the repose of the dead.

ferry - Fähre

streamed - gestreamt; Bach, Strom, Datenstrom, strömen, streamen

shadow - Schatten; beschatten

yew - die Eibe

Sunbury was passed through, and they came again into the lonely road. Two or three miles more, and the cart stopped. Sikes alighted, took Oliver by the hand, and they once again walked on.

alighted - Ausgestiegen; landen

They turned into no house at Shepperton, as the weary boy had expected; but still kept walking on, in mud and darkness, through gloomy lanes and over cold open wastes, until they came within sight of the lights of a town at no great distance. On looking intently forward, Oliver saw that the water was just below them, and that they were coming to the foot of a bridge.

lanes - Fahrspuren; Gasse, Spur, Spur, Route

wastes - Abfälle; verschwenden

Sikes kept straight on, until they were close upon the bridge; then turned suddenly down a bank upon the left.

straight on - geradeaus

"The water!" thought Oliver, turning sick with fear. "He has brought me to this lonely place to murder me!"

sick with - unwohl, krank an

He was about to throw himself on the ground, and make one struggle for his young life, when he saw that they stood before a solitary house: all ruinous and decayed. There was a window on each side of the dilapidated entrance; and one story above; but no light was visible. The house was dark, dismantled: and, to all appearance, uninhabited.

decayed - Verfall, Verwesung, Fäulnis, verfallen, verderben, faulen, de

dilapidated - baufällig; ruinieren

dismantled - demontiert; entmanteln, abwracken, ausschlachten, demontieren

uninhabited - unbewohnt

Sikes, with Oliver's hand still in his, softly approached the low porch, and raised the latch. The door yielded to the pressure, and they passed in together.

porch - Vorbau, Vordach, Veranda

latch - einrasten; Riegel, Sperre, Klinke

pressure - Druck; unter Druck setzen


burglary - Einbruch, Einbruchdiebstahl

"Hallo!" cried a loud, hoarse voice, as soon as they set foot in the passage.

"Don't make such a row," said Sikes, bolting the door. "Show a glim, Toby."

bolting - Abhauen; verriegelnd, abriegelnd; (bolt) Abhauen; verriegelnd

"Aha! my pal!" cried the same voice. "A glim, Barney, a glim! Show the gentleman in, Barney; wake up first, if convenient."

The speaker appeared to throw a boot-jack, or some such article, at the person he addressed, to rouse him from his slumbers: for the noise of a wooden body, falling violently, was heard; and then an indistinct muttering, as of a man between sleep and awake.

slumbers - schlummert; Halbschlaf, Schlummer, Schläfchen

indistinct - undeutlich

"Do you hear?" cried the same voice. "There's Bill Sikes in the passage with nobody to do the civil to him; and you sleeping there, as if you took laudanum with your meals, and nothing stronger. Are you any fresher now, or do you want the iron candlestick to wake you thoroughly?"

laudanum - Laudanum

fresher - frischere; (fresh) frischere

A pair of slipshod feet shuffled, hastily, across the bare floor of the room, as this interrogatory was put; and there issued, from a door on the right hand; first, a feeble candle: and next, the form of the same individual who has been heretofore described as labouring under the infirmity of speaking through his nose, and officiating as waiter at the public-house on Saffron Hill.

slipshod - schludrig, schlampig

shuffled - gemischt; Mischen

interrogatory - Befragung; fragenden

heretofore - bis jetzt

infirmity - Gebrechen; Gebrechlichkeit

officiating - amtieren

"Bister Sikes!" exclaimed Barney, with real or counterfeit joy; "cub id, sir; cub id."

counterfeit - gefälscht, nachgemacht, unecht, Falsch-, Fälschung, fälschen

cub - Welpe; Tollpatsch, Flegel

"Here! you get on first," said Sikes, putting Oliver in front of him. "Quicker! or I shall tread upon your heels."

tread - Lauffläche; (to tread) betreten, schreiten

Muttering a curse upon his tardiness, Sikes pushed Oliver before him; and they entered a low dark room with a smoky fire, two or three broken chairs, a table, and a very old couch: on which, with his legs much higher than his head, a man was reposing at full length, smoking a long clay pipe. He was dressed in a smartly-cut snuff-coloured coat, with large brass buttons; an orange neckerchief; a coarse, staring, shawl-pattern waistcoat; and drab breeches. Mr. Crackit (for he it was) had no very great quantity of hair, either upon his head or face; but what he had, was of a reddish dye, and tortured into long corkscrew curls, through which he occasionally thrust some ve