Book: Oliver Twist
Character: The Artful Dodger
Street life wasn't for Oliver. He'd never been suited to it - maybe he was born for something more, something better, because of who his mother was.
The man still known as the Artful Dodger is of a different kind. The street is in his blood and bone, and he could no more leave than he could deliberately stop breathing.
So he won't. He'll stay on the turf he knows, stealing, pimping and killing when he must, because it's all he has.
Whether he's hanged, murdered, or passes in his bed, he'll be there until the day he dies.