en-de  Smith - Chapter 11 Easy
Mr. Billing besuchte Smith jeden Tag. Es tat ihm leid, dass Smith das Dokument nicht mehr hatte.

"Aber wir haben genug Zeit", sagte er einmal. "Heute ist der 15. Januar. Dein Prozess wird am 23. sein."

Der Gefängniswärter sagte zu Smith: "Du hast Glück! Der 23. Januar ist auch Mr. Mulrones wichtiger Tag. Wir werden einen aufhängen und dann auf den nächsten Herrn warten!"

Smith dachte immer an das Dokument. "Ich hoffe, dass es Miss Mansfield es nicht findet", dachte er. "Wenn sie es findet, werde ich es nie sehen . Sie wird es Mr. Billing geben! Oh, warum kommt Meg nicht?"

So wartete Smith auf Meg und schließlich kam Meg.

Sie brachte ihm einen Lebensmittelkorb und zwei seiner neuen Hemden.

"Armes Kind!" sagte sie. "Du bist sehr dünn und wieder schmutzig. Du brauchst gutes Essen - und Seife und Wasser!"

Meg sagte, dass Mr. und Miss Mansfield sehr unglücklich seien. Sie könnten Smith und seine Probleme nicht vergessen.

Dann sagte Smith: " Sie werden mich aufhängen, Meg."

"Oh, du armes Kind!"

"Nur eine Person kann mich retten, Meg."

"Natürlich Mr. Mansfield!"

"Nein, Meg. Du!"

"Wie, Kind? Wie?"

" Erinnerst du dich an das Dokument unter meiner Bettwäyche?"

"Mr. Mansfields Dokument?"

" Es ist mir, Meg. Und es kann mich retten. Willst du es für mich holen?"

Meg hatte Angst. " Ich- ich kann es nicht aus Mr. Mansfields Arbeitszimmer nehmen, Kind. Es wird nur Schwierigkeiten bringen."

"Meg-Meg! Willst du, dass sie mich aufhängen? Wenn ich es nicht bekomme, werde ich bald tot sein!"

Meg begann zu weinen. "Oh, Kind! Ich- ich weiß es nicht... Was soll ich machen? Wenn meine Mutter noch lebte, sie..." Plötzlich begann der alte Mann in der Schornsteinecke zu singen. „Meg! Meg!“ sang er. "Vertrau deinem Herzen, Meg!"

Meg sah ihn überrascht an. "Das ist die Stimme meiner Mutter, und das sind ihre Worte", sagte sie. " Sie schickt mir durch den Mund alter Männer noch Botschaften. Und sie sagt immer das Gleiche: 'Vertrau deinem Herzen, Meg.' So werde ich das Dokument bringen, Kind. Und ich hoffe, dass es dich vor dem Henker bewahrt!"

Smith war sehr erfreut. "Ich werde frei sein", dachte er, " sobald Meg das Dokument bringt."

Mister Billing sah den Lebensmittelkorb und war ebenfalls zufrieden. Er dachte, Smith hätte das Dokument schon. Smith bemerkte seinen freudigen Blick.

"Bis jetzt noch nicht, Mr. Billing", sagte er. „Aber bald! Dann werden Sie und ich reich sein - und Mr. Black auch! Er wird in der Lage sein, sich ein neues Holzbein zu kaufen!"

Mr. Billing lachte, „Guter Junge! Aber Mr. Jones, der Henker, wird es bedauern, nicht wahr? Oh, die Welt ist ein wunderschöner Ort, Smith!"

Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch... Smith wartete wieder auf Meg, aber Meg kam nicht. Mr. Billing erschien jeden Tag und plauerte fröhlich mit Smith. Am Donnerstag, dem 19. Januar, fiel Smith eine Änderung auf. Der Anwalt war still und blieb nur fünf Minuten.

Am nächsten Tag sagte er zu Smith: "Dein Prozess ist sehr nah. Du bist nun mein Freund und du musst helfen, das Dokument zu finden. Du wirst fliehen, Junge!"

Smith war überrascht aber sehr erfreut. "Wie, Mr. Billing?" fragte er. "Wie kann ich aus Newgate fliehen?"

Mr. Billing erklärte es. Er kannte das Gebäude. Smith war ein dünner Junge und könnte durch den Schornstein fliehen. Der Schornstein war weit genug, um zu klettern.

"Kleine Jungen nutzen diese Schornsteine zum Klettern, wenn sie sie reinigen", sagte der Anwalt. "Du wirst Stellen für deine Finger und Zehen finden. Über der Oberseite sind Riegel. Aber ich werde dem Gefängniswärter etwas Geld geben und er wird die Riegel entfernen."

"Wann soll ich gehen, Mr. Billing?"

"Nächsten Dienstag."

"Das ist der Tag meines Prozesses. Warum nicht Montag, Mr. Billing?"

"Weil Dienstag besser als Montag ist. Die Gefängniswärter werden mit Dick Mulrone beschäftigt sein. Dein Prozess ist um zehn Uhr. Und darum musst du um sechs Uhr von hier fliehen. Du wirst frei sein, Smith!" Mr. Billing lachte. "Dienstag wird Dokumententag sein!"
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Mr Billing visited Smith every day.
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He was sorry that Smith did not yet have the document.
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"But we have enough time," he once said.
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"It's January the 15th today.
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Your trial will be on the 23rd."
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The gaoler said to Smith: "You're lucky!
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January the 23rd is Mr Mulrone's important day, too.
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We shall hang one and then wait for the next gentleman!"
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Smith was always thinking of the document.
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"I hope that Miss Mansfield doesn't find it," he thought.
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"If she finds it, then I'll never see it.
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She'll give it to Mr Billing!
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Oh, why doesn't Meg come?"
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So Smith waited for Meg, and at last Meg came.
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She brought him a basket of food and two of his new shirts.
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"Poor child!"
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she said.
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"You're very thin and dirty again.
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You need some good food—and soap and water!"
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Meg said that Mr and Miss Mansfield were very unhappy.
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They could not forget Smith and his troubles.
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Then Smith said, "They're going to hang me, Meg."
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"Oh, you poor child!"
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"Only one person can save me, Meg."
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"Mr Mansfield, of course!"
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"No, Meg.
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You'!'
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"How, child?
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How?"
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"Do you remember that document among my bed-clothes?"
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"Mr Mansfield's document?"
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"It's mine, Meg.
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And it can save me.
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Will you get it for me?"
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Meg was afraid.
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"I—I can't take it from Mr Mansfield's office, child.
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It will only bring trouble."
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"Meg—Meg!
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Do you want them to hang me?
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If I don't get it, I'll soon be dead!"
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Meg began to cry.
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"Oh, child!
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I—I don't know... What shall I do?
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If my mother was alive, she..." Suddenly the old man in the chimney-corner began to sing.
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"Meg!
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Meg!"
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he sang.
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"Trust your heart, Meg!"
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Meg looked at him with surprise.
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"That's my mother's voice, and they're her words," she said.
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"She still sends me messages through the mouths of old men.
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And she always says the same thing: 'Trust your heart, Meg.'
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So I'll bring the document, child.
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And I hope that it will save you from the hangman!"
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Smith was very pleased.
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"I'll be free," he thought, "when Meg brings that document."
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Mr Billing saw the basket of food and was also pleased.
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He thought that Smith already had the document.
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Smith noticed his look of pleasure.
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"Not yet, Mr Billing," he said.
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"But soon!
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Then you and I will be rich—and Mr Black, too!
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He'll be able to buy a new wooden leg for himself!"
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Mr Billing laughed.
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"Good boy!
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But Mr Jones, the hangman, will be sorry, won't he?
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Oh, the world is a beautiful place, Smith!"
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday... Smith was again waiting for Meg, but Meg did not come.
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Mr Billing appeared every day and talked happily to Smith.
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On Thursday, January the 19th, Smith noticed a change.
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The lawyer was quiet and stayed only for five minutes.
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The next day, he said to Smith: "Your trial is very near.
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You're my friend now, and you must help to find that document.
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You're going to escape, boy!"
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Smith was surprised but very pleased.
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"How, Mr Billing?"
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he asked.
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"How can I escape from Newgate?"
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Mr Billing explained.
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He knew the building.
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Smith was a thin boy and could escape through the chimney.
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The chimney was quite wide enough to climb.
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"Little boys used to climb these chimneys when they were cleaning them," the lawyer said.
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"You'll find places for your fingers and toes.
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There are bars across the top.
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But I'll give some money to the gaoler, and he'll take the bars away."
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"When shall I go, Mr Billing?"
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"Next Tuesday."
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"That's the day of my trial.
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Why not Monday, Mr Billing?"
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"Because Tuesday is better than Monday.
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The gaolers will be busy with Dick Mulrone.
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Your trial is at ten o'clock.
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And so you must escape from here at six o'clock.
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You'll be free, Smith!"
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Mr Billing laughed.
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"Tuesday will be Document Day!"
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Mr Billing visited Smith every day. He was sorry that Smith did not yet have the document.

"But we have enough time," he once said. "It's January the 15th today. Your trial will be on the 23rd."

The gaoler said to Smith: "You're lucky! January the 23rd is Mr Mulrone's important day, too. We shall hang one and then wait for the next gentleman!"

Smith was always thinking of the document. "I hope that Miss Mansfield doesn't find it," he thought. "If she finds it, then I'll never see it. She'll give it to Mr Billing! Oh, why doesn't Meg come?"

So Smith waited for Meg, and at last Meg came.

She brought him a basket of food and two of his new shirts.

"Poor child!" she said. "You're very thin and dirty again. You need some good food—and soap and water!"

Meg said that Mr and Miss Mansfield were very unhappy. They could not forget Smith and his troubles.

Then Smith said, "They're going to hang me, Meg."

"Oh, you poor child!"

"Only one person can save me, Meg."

"Mr Mansfield, of course!"

"No, Meg. You'!'

"How, child? How?"

"Do you remember that document among my bed-clothes?"

"Mr Mansfield's document?"

"It's mine, Meg. And it can save me. Will you get it for me?"

Meg was afraid. "I—I can't take it from Mr Mansfield's office, child. It will only bring trouble."

"Meg—Meg! Do you want them to hang me? If I don't get it, I'll soon be dead!"

Meg began to cry. "Oh, child! I—I don't know... What shall I do? If my mother was alive, she..."

Suddenly the old man in the chimney-corner began to sing. "Meg! Meg!" he sang. "Trust your heart, Meg!"

Meg looked at him with surprise. "That's my mother's voice, and they're her words," she said. "She still sends me messages through the mouths of old men. And she always says the same thing: 'Trust your heart, Meg.' So I'll bring the document, child. And I hope that it will save you from the hangman!"

Smith was very pleased. "I'll be free," he thought, "when Meg brings that document."

Mr Billing saw the basket of food and was also pleased. He thought that Smith already had the document. Smith noticed his look of pleasure.

"Not yet, Mr Billing," he said. "But soon! Then you and I will be rich—and Mr Black, too! He'll be able to buy a new wooden leg for himself!"

Mr Billing laughed. "Good boy! But Mr Jones, the hangman, will be sorry, won't he? Oh, the world is a beautiful place, Smith!"

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday... Smith was again waiting for Meg, but Meg did not come. Mr Billing appeared every day and talked happily to Smith. On Thursday, January the 19th, Smith noticed a change. The lawyer was quiet and stayed only for five minutes.

The next day, he said to Smith: "Your trial is very near. You're my friend now, and you must help to find that document. You're going to escape, boy!"

Smith was surprised but very pleased. "How, Mr Billing?" he asked. "How can I escape from Newgate?"

Mr Billing explained. He knew the building. Smith was a thin boy and could escape through the chimney. The chimney was quite wide enough to climb.

"Little boys used to climb these chimneys when they were cleaning them," the lawyer said. "You'll find places for your fingers and toes. There are bars across the top. But I'll give some money to the gaoler, and he'll take the bars away."

"When shall I go, Mr Billing?"

"Next Tuesday."

"That's the day of my trial. Why not Monday, Mr Billing?"

"Because Tuesday is better than Monday. The gaolers will be busy with Dick Mulrone. Your trial is at ten o'clock. And so you must escape from here at six o'clock. You'll be free, Smith!" Mr Billing laughed. "Tuesday will be Document Day!"