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Out of pocket?

Posted by Henry on January 06, 2004

In Reply to: 'artful dodger' posted by Ward Fredericks on January 06, 2004

: anyone know the background of this one?

The Artful Dodger was a skilled pick-pocket in the band of young thieves controlled by Fagin in the story Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens