Finally, he found another field where he could hide．He lay down, unable to sleep, his mind filled with visions of the dead girl. Her wide, dead eyes stared at him, watching him through a curtain of blood.
eg: He hid himself behind the curtain.
eg: I am unable to pay my debts.
Suddenly he heard shouting in the distance. He jumped to his feet and saw that the sky seemed on fire. Sheets of flame shot into the air, driving clouds of smoke in his direction. He heard an alarm bell, and more shouts of 'Fire!' Running with his dog across the fields, he joined the crowds of men and women fighting the fire. He could forget his own terror in this new danger，and he worked all night with the crowd，shouting，running and working together to stop the flames destroying more buildings．
解析：in the distance 在远处
eg: The sound of the car died away in the distance.
In the morning the mad excitement was over, and the dreadful memory of his crime returned-more terrifying than ever. In desperation, he decided to go back to London.
eg: They discovered that chimpanzees and elephants have the best memory.
'At least there'll be somebody I can speak to,' he thought to himself. 'And it's a better hiding-place than out here in the country. I'll hide there for a week, get some money out of Fagin, then escape to France.'
eg: Birds escape from cages.
Suddenly he remembered the dog-people would be looking for his dog as well as himself. He decided to drown the animal. But the dog smelt the man's fear, and turned and ran away from him faster than it had ever run in its life.