en-de  Smith - Chapter 4 Easy
Es war fünf Uhr am Abend. Smith ging die Stufen zum Keller hinunter.

" Anhalten und her mit dem Zeug!"

Die Stimme klang wie ein Pistolengeräusch. In großer Angst fiel Smith fast die Treppe herunter. Unten zielte eine lange Pistole geradewegs auf seinen Kopf. Aber es war Lord Toms Pistole. Der Straßenräuber besuchte gerade seine Freunde.

" Hast du Mr. Jones, den Henker gesehen?" fragte Miss Bridget ihren Bruder.

" Ich freue mich, dich zu sehen, Lord Tom", sagte Smith. " Wie läuft das Geschäft?" Er gab Miss Bridget die drei Schillinge.

"Ich war auf der Finchley Common, Smut." Der Straßenräuber warf seinen Kopf zurück und schaute sehr mutig aus. "Es ist ein wunderbarer Ort, Smut"-lachte er- "ein großer Ort für das " Stehen-bleiben-und- Geld -her- Geschäft."

"Sag nicht 'Geschäft'!" schrie Miss Bridget. "Du raubst dort ehrliche Menschen aus, und das solltest du sagen!"

Lord Tom war überrascht. Er war für einen Moment still. Dann kam der tapfere Blick zurück in seine Augen. Er lachte Miss Bridget aus und auch Smith lachte. Miss Fannys Augen zeigten nur Liebe für den großen Straßenräuber.

"Es ist die Arbeit eines Mannes", sagte Lord Tom.

"Wie viele Kutschen hast du ausgeraubt?" , fragte Smith.

„Sechs, Smut. Sechs schöne Kutschen. Und die Juwelen der Damen waren genauso wie Sterne. Oh, das „Stehen bleiben und Geld her“ ist ein wunderbares Leben! Natürlich bin ich immer nett zu den Damen. "Madam," sage ich, " geben Sie mir bitte Ihren Schmuck." Aber „Sir, geben Sie mir Ihr Geld oder ich schieße Ihnen den Kopf weg!"

"Und hast du einige Köpfe weggeschossen, Lord Tom?" , fragte Smith. Er hoffte, eines Tages ein Straßenräuber zu sein und auf der Finchley Common zu reiten.

"Nur zwei, Smut. Ich wollte nicht schießen, aber die Männer versuchten, an ihre Pistolen heranzukommen."

"Und wo, du Mörder, sind jetzt die Juwelen und das Geld?" ,fragte Miss Bridget.

"Die Juwelen? Das Geld? Ha, ha! Ausgegeben, natürlich. Ich habe das Geld ausgegeben. Das passiert immer, oder? Die Juwelen bezahlten meine Getränke in einer Kneipe. Nach dem "Stehenbleiben und Geld her", muss ich essen, trinken und glücklich sein! Morgen werde ich vielleicht im Gefängnis von Newgate hängen."

"Es tut mir leid, dass du gestern nicht gehängt wurdest", sagte Miss Bridget. Ein zorniger Blick kam auf das Gesicht des Straßenräubers. Er antwortete dem Mädchen nicht, aber er wandte sich Smith zu. "Miss Fanny sagt, dass du ein Dokument hast, Smut. Sie denkt, dass du es verkaufen kannst."

"Ich erzählte es Lord Tom", sagte Miss Fanny. "Wir denken, dass - " " Es ist nur ein Bericht", sagte Miss Bridget. "Wer kauft schon einen Bericht?"

"Ich sage, dass es ein Kriminalbericht ist" , fügte Miss Fanny hinzu.

"Zeig ihn mir, Smut", sagte Lord Tom. "Ich werde ihn dir vorlesen." Smith war plötzlich besorgt. Er wollte Lord Tom das Dokument nicht zeigen. Es war immer noch in seinem Mantel, aber seine Überlegungen waren unsicher. Er entfernte sich von seinen Schwestern.

Wo ist es, Smut?" sagte Lord Tom.

Ich - ich habe es nicht, Lord Tom...ich - ich habe es einem Freund gegeben!"

"Du hast es nicht Mr. Palmer gegeben, oder?" fragte Miss Bridget. " Ich mag keine Männer mit Ketten an ihren Beinen!"

"Nein, ich gab es . . . einem Ladenbesitzer."

"Das ist nicht wahr", sagte Miss Bridget.

" Es ist wahr. Er ist ein kleiner Mann in einem schwarzen Anzug."

"Und wo hast du ihn getroffen?"

"In seinem Geschäft natürlich. Ich kenne ihn und er wird das Dokument für mich lesen." "Das ist einfach nicht wahr!" rief Miss Bridget.

Plötzlich hörten sie die Stimme des Vermieters. Er schrie vom oberen Ende der Treppe. "Smith! Smith!"

"Ja? Was wollen Sie?" sagte Smith.

"Du hattest heute Nachmittag Besucher. Zwei."

"Besucher? Für mich?"

"Ja. Oh, sie kannten dich gut, Smith. 'Ein schmutziger, kleiner Taschendieb', sagten sie, 'mit zwei Augen, wie Schnitte in seinem Kopf. Umgeben von einem üblen Geruch. Zehn oder zwölf Jahre alt.' Und ich sagte: Ja, das ist Smith." 'Wo ist er jetzt?' fragten sie. Ich sagte: 'Vielleicht hängt er in Newgate Gaol!' Sie lachten und sagten: 'Wir kommen später zurück.

Wir möchten die Leiche sehen!' Dann gingen sie."

"W-wie waren sie?" fragte Smith.

"Wie Killer", sagte der Wirt. " Einer groß und einer klein. Sie trugen braune Anzüge."

Smiths Gesichtt wude weiß und in seinen Augen spiegelte sich eine große Furcht.

" Wie fanden sie mich?" dachte er. " Vielleicht gingen sie zu der Buchhandlung, und der Ladenbesitzer erzählte es ihnen." Smith konnte nicht klar denken. "Sie sind es!" rief er, "und sie werden mich töten!"

Seine Geschwister bedauerten ihn sehr. "Lord Tom wird dir helfen, Smut", sagte Miss Fanny.

"Natürlich werde ich das", sagte Lord Tom. "Wenn sie wieder hierhin kommen, werde ich ihnen ihre Köpfe wegschießen!"

"Du kennst sie nicht", sagte Smith. " Sie sind nicht deine Art, Lord Tom"

"Lord Tom wird dich retten, Smut!" sagte Miss Fanny. " Aber bitte gib ihm das Dokument."

" Du kennst sie nicht!" schrie Smith wieder. "Sie werden mich töten!"

"Was willst du machen, Kind?" fragte Miss Bridget.

"Ich weiß es nicht. . . Aber ich kann nicht hier bleiben. "Über Nacht kann ich nicht hier bleiben. Ich muss gehen . . ." . ."

" -- Zu dem Ladenbesitzer?" fragte Lord Tom.

"Vielleicht." Smith sah im Keller umher. Der war sein Zuhause. "Ich muss gehen," sagte er unglücklich. Und er dachte, "Werde ich es jemals wiedersehen?"

"Gib Lord Tom das Dokument", sagte Miss Fanny, "Er wird für dich darauf aufpassen."

"Nein!" rief Smith. "Niemals! Ich sagte es Ihnen - ich habe es nicht."

Smith würde das Dokument für sich behalten. Er wusste sein Wert nicht, aber er wollte ihn nicht weggeben.

"Das ist nicht wahr", sagte Miss Fanny. "Ich kann es sehen, mein Lieber - in deinem Mantel."

Smith rannte zur Treppe. Im nächsten Moment war er auf der Straße.
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It was five o'clock in the evening.
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Smith went down the stairs of the cellar.
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"Stand and deliver!"
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The voice was like the sound of pistols.
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In great fear, Smith almost fell down the stairs.
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At the bottom, a long pistol was pointing straight at his head.
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But it was Lord Tom's pistol.
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The highwayman was visiting his friends.
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"Did you see Mr Jones, the hangman?"
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Miss Bridget asked her brother.
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"I'm glad to see you, Lord Tom," Smith said.
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"How is business?"
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He gave Miss Bridget the three shillings.
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"I've been on Finchley Common, Smut."
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The highwayman threw his head back and looked very brave.
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"It's a wonderful place, Smut—" he laughed— "a great place for the Stand-and-deliver business."
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"Don't say 'business'!"
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Miss Bridget cried.
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"You rob honest people there, and you ought to say that!"
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Lord Tom was surprised.
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He was quiet for a moment.
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Then the brave look came back to his eyes.
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He laughed at Miss Bridget, and Smith laughed too.
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Miss Fanny's eyes held only love for the big highwayman.
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"It's a man's work," Lord Tom said.
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"How many carriages did you rob?"
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Smith asked.
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"Six, Smut.
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Six beautiful carriages.
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And the ladies' jewels were just like stars.
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Oh, the Stand-and-deliver is a wonderful life!
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I'm always kind to the ladies, of course.
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'Madam,' I say, 'give me your jewels, please.'
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But 'Sir, give me your money, or I'll shoot your head off!"
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"And did you shoot any heads off, Lord Tom?"
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Smith asked.
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He hoped to be a highwayman one day and ride on Finchley Common.
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"Just two, Smut.
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I didn't want to shoot, but the men tried to reach their pistols."
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"And where, you killer, are the jewels and the money now?"
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Miss Bridget asked.
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"The jewels?
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The money?
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Ha, ha!
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Spent, of course.
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I've spent the money.
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That always happens, doesn't it?
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The jewels paid for my drinks at a tavern.
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After the Stand-and-deliver, I must eat, drink and be happy!
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Tomorrow, perhaps, I'll hang in Newgate Gaol."
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"I'm sorry that you didn't hang yesterday," Miss Bridget said.
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An angry look came to the highwayman's face.
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He didn't answer the girl but turned to Smith.
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"Miss Fanny says that you have a document, Smut.
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She thinks that you can sell it."
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"I told Lord Tom," Miss Fanny said.
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"We think that—" "It's only a report," Miss Bridget said.
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"Who is going to buy a report?"
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"I say that it's a criminal report," Miss Fanny added.
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"Show it to me, Smut," Lord Tom said.
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"I'll read it to you."
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Smith was suddenly afraid.
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He didn't want to show the document to Lord Tom.
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It was still inside his coat, but his thoughts were uncertain.
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He moved away from his sisters.
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"Where is it, Smut?"
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Lord Tom said.
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"I—I haven't got it, Lord Tom... I—I gave it to a friend!"
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"You didn't give it to Mr Palmer, did you?"
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Miss Bridget asked.
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"I don't like men with chains on their legs!"
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"No, I gave it to .
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.
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.
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to a shopkeeper."
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"That isn't true," Miss Bridget said.
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"It is true.
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He's a little man, with a black suit."
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"And where did you meet him?"
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"In his shop, of course.
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I know him, and he's going to read the document for me," "That just isn't true!"
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Miss Bridget cried.
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Suddenly they heard the landlord's voice.
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He was shouting from the top of the stairs.
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"Smith!
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Smith!"
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"Yes?
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What do you want?"
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Smith said.
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"You had visitors this afternoon.
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Two."
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"Visitors?
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For me?"
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"Yes.
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Oh, they knew you well, Smith.
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'A dirty little pickpocket,' they said, 'with two eyes like cuts in his head.
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A bad smell round him.
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Ten or twelve years old.'
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And I said, 'Yes, that's Smith.'
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'Where is he now?'
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they asked.
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I said, 'Perhaps he's hanging in Newgate Gaol!'
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They laughed and said, 'We'll come back later.
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We want to see the body!'
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Then they left."
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"W-what were they like?"
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Smith asked.
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"Like killers," the landlord said.
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"One tall and one short.
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They were wearing brown suits."
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Smith's face was white, and there was great fear in his eyes.
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"How did they find me?"
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he thought.
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"Perhaps they went to the bookshop, and the shopkeeper told them."
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Smith could not think clearly.
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"It—it's them!"
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he cried, "and they're going to kill me!"
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His sisters were very sorry for him.
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"Lord Tom will help you, Smut," Miss Fanny said.
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"Of course, I will," Lord Tom said.
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"If they come here again, I'll shoot their heads off!"
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"You don't know them," Smith said.
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"They're not your kind, Lord Tom."
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"Lord Tom will save you, Smut!"
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Miss Fanny said.
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"But please give him the document."
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"You don't know them!"
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Smith cried again.
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"They'll kill me!"
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"What do you want to do, child?"
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Miss Bridget asked.
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"I don't know .
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.
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.
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But I can't stay here.
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I can't stay here at night.
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I'll have to go to .
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.
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."
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"—To that shopkeeper?"
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Lord Tom asked.
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"Perhaps."
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Smith looked round the cellar.
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It was his home.
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"I must go," he said unhappily.
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And he thought, "Will I see it again?"
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"Give the document to Lord Tom," Miss Fanny said, "He'll look after it for you."
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"No!"
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Smith cried.
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"Never!
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I told you—I haven't got it."
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Smith was going to keep his document.
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He didn't know its value, but he didn't want to give it away.
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"That's not true," Miss Fanny said.
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"I can see it, dear—inside your coat."
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Smith ran to the stairs.
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A moment later, he was in the street.
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It was five o'clock in the evening. Smith went down the stairs of the cellar.

"Stand and deliver!"

The voice was like the sound of pistols. In great fear, Smith almost fell down the stairs. At the bottom, a long pistol was pointing straight at his head. But it was Lord Tom's pistol. The highwayman was visiting his friends.

"Did you see Mr Jones, the hangman?" Miss Bridget asked her brother.

"I'm glad to see you, Lord Tom," Smith said. "How is business?" He gave Miss Bridget the three shillings.

"I've been on Finchley Common, Smut." The highwayman threw his head back and looked very brave. "It's a wonderful place, Smut—" he laughed— "a great place for the Stand-and-deliver business."

"Don't say 'business'!" Miss Bridget cried. "You rob honest people there, and you ought to say that!"

Lord Tom was surprised. He was quiet for a moment. Then the brave look came back to his eyes. He laughed at Miss Bridget, and Smith laughed too. Miss Fanny's eyes held only love for the big highwayman.

"It's a man's work," Lord Tom said.

"How many carriages did you rob?" Smith asked.

"Six, Smut. Six beautiful carriages. And the ladies' jewels were just like stars. Oh, the Stand-and-deliver is a wonderful life! I'm always kind to the ladies, of course. 'Madam,' I say, 'give me your jewels, please.' But 'Sir, give me your money, or I'll shoot your head off!"

"And did you shoot any heads off, Lord Tom?" Smith asked. He hoped to be a highwayman one day and ride on Finchley Common.

"Just two, Smut. I didn't want to shoot, but the men tried to reach their pistols."

"And where, you killer, are the jewels and the money now?" Miss Bridget asked.

"The jewels? The money? Ha, ha! Spent, of course. I've spent the money. That always happens, doesn't it? The jewels paid for my drinks at a tavern. After the Stand-and-deliver, I must eat, drink and be happy! Tomorrow, perhaps, I'll hang in Newgate Gaol."

"I'm sorry that you didn't hang yesterday," Miss Bridget said. An angry look came to the highwayman's face. He didn't answer the girl but turned to Smith. "Miss Fanny says that you have a document, Smut. She thinks that you can sell it."

"I told Lord Tom," Miss Fanny said. "We think that—"

"It's only a report," Miss Bridget said. "Who is going to buy a report?"

"I say that it's a criminal report," Miss Fanny added.

"Show it to me, Smut," Lord Tom said. "I'll read it to you." Smith was suddenly afraid. He didn't want to show the document to Lord Tom. It was still inside his coat, but his thoughts were uncertain. He moved away from his sisters.

"Where is it, Smut?" Lord Tom said.

"I—I haven't got it, Lord Tom... I—I gave it to a friend!"

"You didn't give it to Mr Palmer, did you?" Miss Bridget asked. "I don't like men with chains on their legs!"

"No, I gave it to . . . to a shopkeeper."

"That isn't true," Miss Bridget said.

"It is true. He's a little man, with a black suit."

"And where did you meet him?"

"In his shop, of course. I know him, and he's going to read the document for me,"

"That just isn't true!" Miss Bridget cried.

Suddenly they heard the landlord's voice. He was shouting from the top of the stairs. "Smith! Smith!"

"Yes? What do you want?" Smith said.

"You had visitors this afternoon. Two."

"Visitors? For me?"

"Yes. Oh, they knew you well, Smith. 'A dirty little pickpocket,' they said, 'with two eyes like cuts in his head. A bad smell round him. Ten or twelve years old.' And I said, 'Yes, that's Smith.' 'Where is he now?' they asked. I said, 'Perhaps he's hanging in Newgate Gaol!' They laughed and said, 'We'll come back later.

We want to see the body!' Then they left."

"W-what were they like?" Smith asked.

"Like killers," the landlord said. "One tall and one short. They were wearing brown suits."

Smith's face was white, and there was great fear in his eyes.

"How did they find me?" he thought. "Perhaps they went to the bookshop, and the shopkeeper told them." Smith could not think clearly. "It—it's them!" he cried, "and they're going to kill me!"

His sisters were very sorry for him. "Lord Tom will help you, Smut," Miss Fanny said.

"Of course, I will," Lord Tom said. "If they come here again, I'll shoot their heads off!"

"You don't know them," Smith said. "They're not your kind, Lord Tom."

"Lord Tom will save you, Smut!" Miss Fanny said. "But please give him the document."

"You don't know them!" Smith cried again. "They'll kill me!"

"What do you want to do, child?" Miss Bridget asked.

"I don't know . . . But I can't stay here. I can't stay here at night. I'll have to go to . . ."

"—To that shopkeeper?" Lord Tom asked.

"Perhaps." Smith looked round the cellar. It was his home. "I must go," he said unhappily. And he thought, "Will I see it again?"

"Give the document to Lord Tom," Miss Fanny said, "He'll look after it for you."

"No!" Smith cried. "Never! I told you—I haven't got it."

Smith was going to keep his document. He didn't know its value, but he didn't want to give it away.

"That's not true," Miss Fanny said. "I can see it, dear—inside your coat."

Smith ran to the stairs. A moment later, he was in the street.