Posted by ESC on January 07, 2004
In Reply to: Jack Dawkins posted by Word Camel on January 07, 2004
: : : : anyone know the background of this one?
: : : This is all I know.
: : : Dickens Character Page:
: : : Dawkins, Jack (Oliver Twist ) -- Also known as the Artful Dodger, he is the most successful and interesting of Fagin's thieves. He shows Oliver the ropes of the pickpocket game and is later captured and sentenced to transportation.
: : : http://www.fidnet.com/~dap1955/dickens/characters.html
: : "Sentenced to transportation"--uh, forced to drive a bus?
: -- or to ride one, in New York City, in the rush hour.
Transportation out of England, I would guess. Exiled.