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by Charles Dickens
Fagin Timeline and Summary
Fagin meets Oliver when the Dodger brings him in. Fagin tries to train Oliver up as a pickpocket, but Oliver doesn’t seem to get it. Fagin sends Oliver out with the Dodger and Charley, but then Oliver runs off and gets caught. He worries about Oliver telling the police about the gang, and tries to track Oliver down. Once they have Oliver back again, Fagin locks him up for a while, and then sends him off on an expedition with Sikes and Toby Crackit. Fagin freaks when he hears how the expedition failed, because he Oliver is worth a lot of money to him. But he doesn’t want the gang members to know that. He worries a little bit that Nancy suspects something. Fagin meets up with Monks, and travels to the little village where Oliver’s living to scope it out. Fagin hires Noah Claypole as the newest member of the gang and as a replacement for the Artful Dodger, who got arrested. He finds out from Noah that Nancy has been meeting secretly with Rose Maylie and Mr. Brownlow, and sends Sikes to deal with her. Fagin is arrested, tried, sentenced, and hanged.