en-de  Smith - Chapter 10 Easy
Der Gefängniswärter erkannte Smith nicht, in seinem guten, blauen Anzug und mit einem sauberen Gesicht. "Es ist doch nicht etwa Smith, oder?" sagte er. "Nicht der schmutzige Smith, der Langfinger?"

"Es ist jetzt Smith, der Mörder", antwortete Mr. Billing.

„Oh, das ist schlimm. Arme Miss Fanny und arme Miss Bridget! Sie werden weinen, wenn sie den Anzug abändern müssen."

Mr. Billing gab dem Gefängniswärter ein wenig Geld. "Er kann bei den Schuldnern bleiben", sagte Mr. Billing. "Und Sie brauchen ihm keine Ketten um die Beine zu legen."

Newgate Gaol war überfüllt mit Besuchern. Sie sagten Lebewohl zu einem berühmten Straßenräuber, Dick Mulrone. Mr. Mulrone sollte am 23. Januar gehängt werden. Und so erlaubte ihm der Gefängniswärter, jeden Tag Besucher zu haben. Die wichtigen Schuldner waren zu beschäftigt, um Smith zu bemerken. Er saß bei einem alten Mann in der leeren Schornsteinecke.

"Du kannst hier schlafen", sagte der alte Mann. "Es ist ein guter Platz. Durch diesen Kamin kommt viel Luft herunter und sie machen hier nie Feuer. In der Nacht kannst du die Sterne sehen."

Miss Bridget und Miss Fanny besuchten Smith am nächsten Morgen. Er war überrascht, aber erfreut, sie zu sehen.

"Woher wusstet ihr, dass ich hier war?" fragte er.

"Der Gefängniswärter sagte es uns", sagte Miss Bridget. "Es macht Leuten Spaß, Schande mitzuteilen!"

"Ich habe ihn nicht ermordet", sagte Smith. "Ihr wisst das! Sie haben mich beschuldigt, aber ich habe es nicht getan!"

"Du bist im Knast! Das ist Schande genug, oder?"

Miss Fanny hatte einen freudigen Gedanken. "Du bist unter bedeutenden Leuten, Smut. Dick Mulrone ist hier und seine reichen Freunde besuchen ihn. Du kannst dich glücklich schätzen, wenn du sie triffst."

„Glücklich!“ rief Miss Bridget. "Er wird nicht glücklich sein, wenn der Henker uns diesen Anzug schickt." Wir werden ihn kriegen, ohne dass ein Junge drin steckt!“

"Es tut mir leid, Smut", sagte Miss Fanny. "Aber Lord Tom wollte dir helfen, oder nicht? Und er schickte diese beiden Männer fort."

"Hast du sie gesehen?" fragte Smith.

„Oh, ja. Sie waren eine Woche lang außerhalb des Roten Löwen. Aber Lord Tom zeigte ihnen nur seine Pistole, und wir haben sie seitdem nicht mehr gesehen."

In diesem Moment kam Lord Tom in den Schuldnerraum. "Es tut mir leid, dich hier zu sehen", sagte er. "Ich habe gerade auf Wiedersehen zu meinem alten Freund, Dick Mulrone, gesagt. Er war der beste Mann für das Stehen-bleiben-und-Geld-her Geschäft!"

"Schande!", sagte Miss Bridget und drehte ihren Kopf weg.

"Aber Ich kann dir helfen, Smut", fuhr Lord Tom fort. " Wollen Sie mich in Versuchung führen?"

"Wie, Lord Tom?"

"Das Dokument! Hast du es noch?"

"Es ist nicht hier - nicht bei mir."

" Kannst du es bekommen?"

"Ich werde es versuchen, Lord Tom!"

„Guter Junge, Smut! Ich komme bald wieder her.“

Die jungen Damen und der Wegelagerer standen auf. Miss Bridget sagte, "Wir gehen nun.... Du bist ein böser Junge, aber wir vergessen dich nicht. Wir werden zurückkommen, Fanny und ich.“

Für zwei Minuten hob Smith nicht seinen Kopf. Dann schaute dann auf und sah - Mr. Billing.

"Ich versprach, zurückzukommen" , sagte der Anwalt. " Und ich habe es nicht vergessen.

" Nein, Sie haben es nicht", sagte Smith. " Und ich hoffe, dass Sie Ihre falschen Worte nicht vergessen haben, Mr. Billing. Mr. Killer Billing."

"Oh, Smith, ich bin kein schlechter Mensch. Wir leben in einer unmenschlichen Welt, und wir sollten Freunde sein. Hast du gewusst, dass ich dir das Leben gerettet habe?"

"Sie brachten mich her, Mr. Billing, und der Henker ist hier."

" Sie wissen, dass Sie in der Vine Street waren."

" Wer weiß es?"

" Jene zwei Männer in den braunen Anzügen. Sie wollten Sie dort töten."

" Sind sie nicht Ihre Freunde, Mr. Billing?"

Der Anwalt schaute Smith genau an. "Hör zu, Freund. Ich mag dich. Du und ich sind dieselbe Art von Mensch und ich werde dir die Tatsachen erzählen. Ich kannte diese beiden Männer."

"Mussten sie den alten Mann ermorden?" fragte Smith. "War es nötig?"

"Frag Mr Black. Diese Männer haben normalerweise kein Schamgefühl."

"Mr Black?" Smiths Mund war trocken. "War er - der lahme Mann?"

"Sehr lahm, Smith. Er hat ein Holzbein und eine grausame, weiche Stimme. Ich möchte Mr. Holzbein niemals in einer dunklen Nacht begegnen! Ich habe auch Angst vor ihm. Er will das Dokument haben. Es wird ihm abertausend Pfund bringen. Aber Smith, wenn du und ich - wenn du - " "Was, Mr Billing?"

"Du und ich . . . nur du und ich . . . wo ist das Dokument?"

"In - " Smith fing an und hörte auf. Der alte Mann in der Kaminecke fing an, mit seinen Ketten viel Lärm zu machen.

"Wo, Smith? Wo?"

Aber Smith hatte einige neue Gedanken, "Ich kann mich nicht erinnern, Mr Billing."

"Warum nicht?"

"Weil ich auf meinen Prozess warte. Ein Junge im Gefängnis kann sich an Dinge schlecht erinnern, Mr Billing."

"Vertraust du mir nicht, Smith?"

"Nein, Mr Billing. Ich werde keinem Menschen jemals wieder vertrauen. Diese Lektion habe ich von Miss Mansfield und ihrem Vater gelernt."
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The gaoler did not know Smith in his nice blue suit, and with a clean face.
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"It isn't Smith, is it?"
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he said.
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"Not dirty Smith, the pickpocket?"
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"It's Smith, the killer, now," Mr Billing replied.
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"Oh, that's bad.
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Poor Miss Fanny and Miss Bridget!
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They'll cry when they have to alter that suit."
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Mr Billing gave some money to the gaoler.
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"He can stay with the debtors," Mr Billing said.
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"And you needn't put chains round his legs."
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Newgate Gaol was full of visitors.
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They were saying goodbye to a famous highwayman, Dick Mulrone.
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Mr Mulrone was going to hang on January the twenty-third.
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And so the gaoler allowed him to have visitors every day.
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The important debtors were too busy to notice Smith.
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He sat with an old man in the empty chimney-corner.
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"You can sleep here," the old man said.
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"It's a good place.
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A lot of air comes down this chimney, and they never light a fire here.
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You can see the stars at night."
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Miss Bridget and Miss Fanny visited Smith the next morning.
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He was surprised but glad to see them.
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"How did you know that I was here?"
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he asked.
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"The gaoler told us," Miss Bridget said.
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"People are happy to bring shame to a house!"
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"I didn't kill him," Smith said.
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"You know that!
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They blamed me, but I didn't do it!"
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"You're in gaol!
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That's enough shame, isn't it?"
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Miss Fanny had a happy thought.
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"You're among great people, Smut.
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Dick Mulrone is here, and his rich friends are visiting him.
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You'll be lucky if you meet them."
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"Lucky!"
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Miss Bridget cried.
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"He won't be lucky if the hangman sends us that suit.
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We'll get it without a boy inside it!"
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"I'm sorry, Smut," Miss Fanny said.
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"But Lord Tom wanted to help you, didn't he?
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And he sent away those two men."
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"Did you see them?"
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Smith asked.
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"Oh, yes.
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They were outside the Red Lion for a week.
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But Lord Tom showed them his pistol, and we haven't seen them since."
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At that moment Lord Tom came into the debtors' room.
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"I'm sorry to see you here, Smut," he said.
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"I've just said goodbye to my old friend, Dick Mulrone.
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He was the best man for the Stand-and-deliver business!"
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"Shame!"
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Miss Bridget said, and turned away her head.
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"But I can help you, Smut," Lord Tom continued.
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"Do you want me to try?"
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"How, Lord Tom?"
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"That document!
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Do you still have it?"
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"It's not here—not with me."
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"Can you get it?"
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"I'll try, Lord Tom!"
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"Good boy, Smut!
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I'll come here again soon."
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The young ladies and the highwayman stood up.
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Fanny and I will come back."
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Smith did not raise his head for two minutes.
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He looked up then and saw—Mr Billing.
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"I promised to come back," the lawyer said.
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"And I haven't forgotten.
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"No, you haven't," Smith said.
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"And I hope that you haven't forgotten your false words, Mr Billing.
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Mr Killer Billing."
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"Oh, Smith, I'm not a bad man.
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We're living in a cruel world, and we ought to be friends.
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Did you know that I saved your life?"
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"You brought me here, Mr Billing, and the hangman lives here."
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"They knew that you were in Vine Street."
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"Who did?"
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"Those two men in brown suits.
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They were going to kill you there."
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"Aren't they your friends, Mr Billing?"
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The lawyer looked at Smith closely.
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"Listen, friend.
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I like you.
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You and I are the same kind of people, and I'll tell you the facts.
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I used to know those two men."
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"Did they have to kill the old man?"
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Smith asked.
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"Was it necessary?"
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"Ask Mr Black.
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Those men don't usually feel any shame."
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"Mr Black?"
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Smith's mouth was dry.
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"Was—was he the lame man?"
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"Very lame, Smith.
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He has a wooden leg and a cruel soft voice.
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I never want to meet Mr Wooden-Leg Black on a dark night!
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I'm afraid of him, too.
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He wants that document.
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It will bring thousands of pounds to him.
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But, Smith, if you and I—if you—" "What, Mr Billing?"
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"You and me... just you and me... Where is the document?"
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"In—" Smith began, and stopped.
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The old man in the chimney-corner began to make a great noise with his chains.
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"Where, Smith?
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Where?"
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But Smith had a few new thoughts, "I can't remember, Mr Billing."
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"Why not?"
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"Because I'm waiting for my trial.
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A boy can't remember things in gaol, Mr Billing."
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"Don't you trust me, Smith?"
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"No, Mr Billing.
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I'll never trust people again.
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I've learned that lesson from Miss Mansfield and her father."
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The gaoler did not know Smith in his nice blue suit, and with a clean face. "It isn't Smith, is it?" he said. "Not dirty Smith, the pickpocket?"

"It's Smith, the killer, now," Mr Billing replied.

"Oh, that's bad. Poor Miss Fanny and Miss Bridget! They'll cry when they have to alter that suit."

Mr Billing gave some money to the gaoler. "He can stay with the debtors," Mr Billing said. "And you needn't put chains round his legs."

Newgate Gaol was full of visitors. They were saying goodbye to a famous highwayman, Dick Mulrone. Mr Mulrone was going to hang on January the twenty-third. And so the gaoler allowed him to have visitors every day. The important debtors were too busy to notice Smith. He sat with an old man in the empty chimney-corner.

"You can sleep here," the old man said. "It's a good place. A lot of air comes down this chimney, and they never light a fire here. You can see the stars at night."

Miss Bridget and Miss Fanny visited Smith the next morning. He was surprised but glad to see them.

"How did you know that I was here?" he asked.

"The gaoler told us," Miss Bridget said. "People are happy to bring shame to a house!"

"I didn't kill him," Smith said. "You know that! They blamed me, but I didn't do it!"

"You're in gaol! That's enough shame, isn't it?"

Miss Fanny had a happy thought. "You're among great people, Smut. Dick Mulrone is here, and his rich friends are visiting him. You'll be lucky if you meet them."

"Lucky!" Miss Bridget cried. "He won't be lucky if the hangman sends us that suit. We'll get it without a boy inside it!"

"I'm sorry, Smut," Miss Fanny said. "But Lord Tom wanted to help you, didn't he? And he sent away those two men."

"Did you see them?" Smith asked.

"Oh, yes. They were outside the Red Lion for a week. But Lord Tom showed them his pistol, and we haven't seen them since."

At that moment Lord Tom came into the debtors' room. "I'm sorry to see you here, Smut," he said. "I've just said goodbye to my old friend, Dick Mulrone. He was the best man for the Stand-and-deliver business!"

"Shame!" Miss Bridget said, and turned away her head.

"But I can help you, Smut," Lord Tom continued. "Do you want me to try?"

"How, Lord Tom?"

"That document! Do you still have it?"

"It's not here—not with me."

"Can you get it?"

"I'll try, Lord Tom!"

"Good boy, Smut! I'll come here again soon."

The young ladies and the highwayman stood up. Miss Bridget said, "We're going now... You're a bad boy, but—but we won't forget you. Fanny and I will come back."

Smith did not raise his head for two minutes. He looked up then and saw—Mr Billing.

"I promised to come back," the lawyer said. "And I haven't forgotten.

"No, you haven't," Smith said. "And I hope that you haven't forgotten your false words, Mr Billing. Mr Killer Billing."

"Oh, Smith, I'm not a bad man. We're living in a cruel world, and we ought to be friends. Did you know that I saved your life?"

"You brought me here, Mr Billing, and the hangman lives here."

"They knew that you were in Vine Street."

"Who did?"

"Those two men in brown suits. They were going to kill you there."

"Aren't they your friends, Mr Billing?"

The lawyer looked at Smith closely. "Listen, friend. I like you. You and I are the same kind of people, and I'll tell you the facts. I used to know those two men."

"Did they have to kill the old man?" Smith asked. "Was it necessary?"

"Ask Mr Black. Those men don't usually feel any shame."

"Mr Black?" Smith's mouth was dry. "Was—was he the lame man?"

"Very lame, Smith. He has a wooden leg and a cruel soft voice. I never want to meet Mr Wooden-Leg Black on a dark night! I'm afraid of him, too. He wants that document. It will bring thousands of pounds to him. But, Smith, if you and I—if you—"

"What, Mr Billing?"

"You and me... just you and me... Where is the document?"

"In—" Smith began, and stopped. The old man in the chimney-corner began to make a great noise with his chains.

"Where, Smith? Where?"

But Smith had a few new thoughts, "I can't remember, Mr Billing."

"Why not?"

"Because I'm waiting for my trial. A boy can't remember things in gaol, Mr Billing."

"Don't you trust me, Smith?"

"No, Mr Billing. I'll never trust people again. I've learned that lesson from Miss Mansfield and her father."