en-de  Smith - Chapter 9 Easy
"Nein! Nein! Es ist nicht wahr!" ,sagte Miss Mansfield. "Es ist ein Irrtum, Sir! Es war nicht dieser Junge!"

"Es war der gleiche Junge", sagte der Rechtsanwalt, "Ich sah ihn vom Fenster aus in Curtis Court. Er hatte ein Messer in seiner Hand und tötete Mr. Field. Dann rannte er weg."

Mr. Billings Stimme war ruhig, aber seine Augen waren kalt und grausam. Miss Mansfield schrie wieder:"Nein!" und Mr. Billings Gesicht veränderte sich schnell. Seine Worte waren unwahr und für einen Moment bedauerte er es zutiefst. Es war das Ende ihrer Liebe und er wusste es.

Smith rief: " Sie sind wahnsinnig! Sie sind wahnsinnig, Mr. Billing! Ich habe den alten Mann nie angerührt. Ich habe nie ... noch nie... niemals... Sie täuschen sich! Ich habe ihn nicht umgebracht. Sagen Sie ihnen das!“

„Ich habe recht, Smith. Ich habe dich gesehen. Ich weiß es.“

Smith lief zu Miss Mansfield. „Miss! Sie kennen mich! Ich habe das ganz und gar nicht getan. Sie glauben mir, Miss, nicht wahr?“

Sie schaute zu ihm und dann zu Mr. Billing. "Oh, Smith!" sagte sie. "Was soll ich glauben?"

Smith drehte sich zu ihrem Vater. "Mr Mansfield! Sie wissen, dass ich es nicht getan habe! Sie kennen mich - und ich kenne Sie. Es ist nicht wahr!"

Das Gesicht des Richters wurde dunkel und er antwortete nicht.

"Mr. Mansfield! Sie müssen es wissen! Sie müssen mir glauben. Ich habe es nicht getan! Es waren die zwei Männer in den braunen Anzügen, und-" " Zwei Männer in braunen Anzügen?"

"Ja! Ja! Und-" " Wusstest du, dass sie ihn getötet haben?" fragte Mr. Mansfield.

"Ich- ich-" "Aber du sagtest einmal, dass du ihn nicht gesehen hast. Du sagtest, dass ein Freund es dir erzählte."

Smith konnte seine eigenen Worte nicht ändern. Nun brachten sie ihn um seine Chance.

Der Richter fuhr sanft fort: "So...so ... hast du ihn getötet.

Welche Hand hast du benutzt, Smith? Habe ich in jener Nacht auf der Straße die gleiche Hand festgehalten? Ich dachte, es wäre eine kleine, freundliche Hand. Erzähl mir, Smith! Gute und schlechte Mens hen sind für mich das Gleiche."

"Sie sind ein alter, blinder Mann", sagte Smith traurig. "Aber ich wusste nicht, dass auch Ihr Herz blind war."

" Du musst nach Newgate Gaol gehen und auf deinen Prozess warten."

"Prozess!" rief Smith. "Warum wollen Sie einen Prozess? Sie haben schon gesagt, dass ich den alten Mann tötete. Der Henker kann mich nun haben, Mr. Magistrat Mansfield."

"Smith-" " Ich habe ihn nicht getötet, Mr. Mansfield."

"Du sollst einen fairen Prozess haben-" -Und dann hängen!"

"Smith!"

Die Leute der Vine-Straße Nummer 7 waren sehr böse auf Smith. Die Köchin sagte: "Ein Krimineller im Haus!" Die Diener stießen ihn in die Kutsche. Nur Meg war freundlich zu ihm. "Ich werde dich in Newgate besuchen, Lieber", sagte sie. "Ich werde dir etwas Leckeres zu essen bringen. Keine Angst, kleiner Smith. Meg wird dich nicht vergessen!"

Mr. Billing fuhr mit Smith in die Haftanstalt. Sie waren allein in der Kutsche. In den Augen des Anwalts lag ein unmenschlicher Ausdruck.

"Gib es mir, Junge", sagte Mr. Billing. „Es bleibt nicht viel Zeit! Ich will das Schriftstück des alten Mannes. Gib es mir - und du bist frei."

"Ich habe es nicht", sagte Smith.

„Wo ist es?“

„Ich weiß es nicht.“

„Hör mir zu, Smith. Ich glaube dir und ich möchte dir helfen. Ich bin nicht böse. Ich bin jetzt dein bester Freund. Aber du musst helfen, dieses Dokument zu finden."

„Warum?“

„Weil es deine einzige Chance ist. Wenn ich es nicht bekomme, werden sie dich aufhängen. Bleib jetzt still, wenn du willst. Ich werde dich besuchen und wir werden wieder reden. Ich hoffe, dass du es mir sagst."

Smith antwortete nicht. Es war nicht sein Glückstag. Er konnte lesen, aber das Dokument hatte er nicht. Und er war im Begriff, dafür in den Kerker zu gehen.
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"No!
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No!
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It isn't true!"
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Miss Mansfield said.
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"It's a mistake, sir!
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It wasn't this boy!"
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"It was the same boy," the lawyer said, "I saw him from my window in Curtis Court.
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He had a knife in his hand, and he killed Mr Field.
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Then he ran away."
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Mr Billing's voice was quiet, but his eyes were cold and cruel.
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Miss Mansfield cried "No!"
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again, and Mr Billing's face quickly changed.
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His words were untrue, and for a moment he was really sorry.
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It was the end of their love, and he knew it.
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Smith shouted, "You're mad!
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You're mad, Mr Billing!
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I never touched the old man.
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I never—never—never... You're wrong!
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I didn't kill him.
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Tell them that!"
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"I'm right, Smith.
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I saw you.
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I know."
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Smith ran to Miss Mansfield.
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"Miss!
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You know me!
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I never did it.
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You believe me, miss, don't you?"
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She looked at him and then at Mr Billing.
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"Oh, Smith!"
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she said.
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"What shall I believe?''
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Smith turned to her father.
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"Mr Mansfield!
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You know that I didn't do it!
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You know me—and I know you.
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It isn't true!"
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The magistrate's face was dark, and he did not answer.
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"Mr Mansfield!
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You must know!
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You must believe me.
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I didn't do it!
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It was the two men in brown suits, and—" "Two men in brown suits?"
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"Yes!
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Yes!
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And—" "Did you know that they killed him?"
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Mr Mansfield asked.
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"I—I—" "But you said once that you didn't see him.
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You said that your friend told you."
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Smith could not alter his own words.
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Now they robbed him of his chance.
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The magistrate continued softly: "So... so... you killed him.
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Which hand did you use, Smith?
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Did I hold the same hand in the street that night?
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I thought that it was a small, kind hand.
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Tell me, Smith!
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Good and bad people are the same to me."
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"You're an old blind man," Smith said sadly.
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"But I didn't think that your heart was blind, too."
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"You must go to Newgate Gaol and wait for your trial."
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"Trial!"
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Smith cried.
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"Why do you want a trial?
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You've already said that I killed the old man!
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The hangman can have me now, Mr Magistrate Mansfield."
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"Smith—" "I didn't kill him, Mr Mansfield."
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"You'll have a fair trial—" "—And then hang!"
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"Smith!"
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The people at Number Seven, Vine Street were very angry with Smith.
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The cook said, "A criminal in the house!"
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The footmen pushed him into the carriage.
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Only Meg was kind to him.
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"I'll visit you in Newgate, dear," she said.
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"I'll bring you some nice food.
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Don't be afraid, little Smith.
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Meg won't forget you!"
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Mr Billing went with Smith to the gaol.
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They were alone in the carriage.
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There was a cruel look in the lawyer's eyes.
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"Give it to me, boy," Mr Billing said.
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"There isn't much time!
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I want the old man's document.
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Give it to me—and you can go."
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"I haven't got it," Smith said.
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"Where is it?"
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"I don't know."
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"Listen, Smith.
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I believe you, and I want to help you.
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I'm not mad.
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I'm your best friend now.
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But you must help to find that document."
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"Why?"
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"Because it's your only chance.
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If I don't get it, they'll hang you.
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Keep quiet now if you like.
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I'll visit you, and we'll talk again.
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I hope that you'll tell me."
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Smith didn't answer.
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It wasn't his lucky day.
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He could read, but he didn't have the document.
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And he was going to gaol for it.
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"No! No! It isn't true!" Miss Mansfield said. "It's a mistake, sir! It wasn't this boy!"

"It was the same boy," the lawyer said, "I saw him from my window in Curtis Court. He had a knife in his hand, and he killed Mr Field. Then he ran away."

Mr Billing's voice was quiet, but his eyes were cold and cruel. Miss Mansfield cried "No!" again, and Mr Billing's face quickly changed. His words were untrue, and for a moment he was really sorry. It was the end of their love, and he knew it.

Smith shouted, "You're mad! You're mad, Mr Billing! I never touched the old man. I never—never—never... You're wrong! I didn't kill him. Tell them that!"

"I'm right, Smith. I saw you. I know."

Smith ran to Miss Mansfield. "Miss! You know me! I never did it. You believe me, miss, don't you?"

She looked at him and then at Mr Billing. "Oh, Smith!" she said. "What shall I believe?''

Smith turned to her father. "Mr Mansfield! You know that I didn't do it! You know me—and I know you. It isn't true!"

The magistrate's face was dark, and he did not answer.

"Mr Mansfield! You must know! You must believe me. I didn't do it! It was the two men in brown suits, and—"

"Two men in brown suits?"

"Yes! Yes! And—"

"Did you know that they killed him?" Mr Mansfield asked.

"I—I—"

"But you said once that you didn't see him. You said that your friend told you."

Smith could not alter his own words. Now they robbed him of his chance.

The magistrate continued softly: "So... so... you killed him.

Which hand did you use, Smith? Did I hold the same hand in the street that night? I thought that it was a small, kind hand. Tell me, Smith! Good and bad people are the same to me."

"You're an old blind man," Smith said sadly. "But I didn't think that your heart was blind, too."

"You must go to Newgate Gaol and wait for your trial."

"Trial!" Smith cried. "Why do you want a trial? You've already said that I killed the old man! The hangman can have me now, Mr Magistrate Mansfield."

"Smith—"

"I didn't kill him, Mr Mansfield."

"You'll have a fair trial—"

"—And then hang!"

"Smith!"

The people at Number Seven, Vine Street were very angry with Smith. The cook said, "A criminal in the house!" The footmen pushed him into the carriage. Only Meg was kind to him. "I'll visit you in Newgate, dear," she said. "I'll bring you some nice food. Don't be afraid, little Smith. Meg won't forget you!"

Mr Billing went with Smith to the gaol. They were alone in the carriage. There was a cruel look in the lawyer's eyes.

"Give it to me, boy," Mr Billing said. "There isn't much time! I want the old man's document. Give it to me—and you can go."

"I haven't got it," Smith said.

"Where is it?"

"I don't know."

"Listen, Smith. I believe you, and I want to help you. I'm not mad. I'm your best friend now. But you must help to find that document."

"Why?"

"Because it's your only chance. If I don't get it, they'll hang you. Keep quiet now if you like. I'll visit you, and we'll talk again. I hope that you'll tell me."

Smith didn't answer. It wasn't his lucky day. He could read, but he didn't have the document. And he was going to gaol for it.