Monday, August 13, 2018
I'm reminded of a scene in Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist, where the main character innocently ask the wicked Master Bumble for more food. This became a big hit movie when I was growing up. In the movie, some boys draw straws to see who will ask for more to eat, and the job falls to Oliver. He goes up to Bumble and Widow Corney, who run the workhouse and serve the gruel, and asks for more. Enraged, Bumble takes Oliver to the governors to see what to do with him. And so begins Oliver's adventure.