Oliver Twist

What does Mr. Slout's(the landlord of the workhouse)death mean for Bumble?

Chapter 26-27

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Mr Slout's death means that Bumble can be the Master as the workhouse;

"He can't live a week, the doctor says," pursued Mr. Bumble. "He is the master of this establishment; his death will cause a wacancy: that wacancy must be filled up. Oh, Mrs. Corney, what a prospect this opens! What a opportunity for a jining of hearts and housekeepings!"


Oliver Twist/ Chapter 27