8 After the robbery
The night was bitterly cold. A sharp wind whipped the fallen snow up into the air and blew it into every hole and corner. It was a night for the homeless to lie down and die; and for luckier people to sit close to their fires and thank God They were at home.
eg: I cut the cake with a sharp knife.
eg: He sang a song for homeless dogs.
In the workhouse where O liver was born, Mrs Corney -the widow in charge- was making tea by her fire. When she heard a knock at her door, she frowned and called out sharply, 'Come in. ' The frown, however, was quickly changed to a sweet smile when she saw Mr Bumble enter.
解析：短语in charge 负责、掌管
eg: He is the chief, in charge of the whole project.
'Hard weather, Mr Bumble, 'said the widow.
'Yes, indeed, ma'am, ' replied the beadle. 'We've had to give out to the poor people in this town great quantities of bread and cheese today, and They're still complaining. Why, one man even came back and demanded some free fire-wood!
解析：词组quantities of 大量的，很多
eg: Large quantities of fuel was used by mordern industry.
What does he want that for? People are never satisfied. Give the m one thing today, and tomorrow They'll ask for something else! '
eg: This kind of programme always satisfied the public.