A home-educating mom on a Yahoo groups for the same found a mistake in Oliver Twist (can it be?!!!). We had the dickens of a conversation about it, with some moms purporting that the sentence was, indeed, correct as written, while others, like myself, argued that it couldn't possibly be considered grammatically correct. What do you think? And how would you correct it?
Ch. VII, Oliver Continues Refractory
12th paragraph from the end of the chapter
Having availed himself of the expiring light of the candle to tie up in a handkerchief the few articles of wearing apparel he had, sat himself down upon a bench, to wait for morning.
I'm from Wiscahhhhnsin, where our German ancestors warshed their close out in the crick...