en-es  Smith - Chapter 7
"¿Qué sucede, Smith? ¿Estás enfermo?", preguntó la señorita Mansfield.

"No, señorita".

Smith estaba sentado en su cama y su cara tenía un aspecto muy triste. Su nuevo traje azul estaba todavía en la silla. La señorita Mansfield le dio una bebida caliente, pero Smith no la quiso. No quiso ninguna comida ni bebida. Estuvo sentado en su cama durante largo tiempo.

"Yo creo que se está muriendo, señorita", dijo en voz baja el cocinero. "Y yo culpo al jabón y al agua. Normalmente mata a estos pobres niños de la ciudad".

La señorita Mansfield llamó a un sirviente. "Trae a un doctor", dijo. "Pero no se lo digas a mi padre. No debe saber que Smith está enfermo".

El doctor vino mientras el señor Mansfield estaba descansando. Palpó la cabeza y el cuerpo de Smith. Miró sus ojos y su lengua.

"No está enfermo", dijo el doctor. "Pero no está bien. Lo lamento; pero no conozco el problema".

En muchas ocasiones, el señor Mansfield preguntó: "¿Dónde está Smith?". Y su hija respondió: "Está cansado, señor, y no tenemos que despertarlo".

Por la tarde, el señor Billing vino a la casa. El señor Billing era un joven abogado y amigo del señor Mansfield. También quería mucho a la señorita Mansfield, pero ella solía reírse de él. Esa noche, ella no quería perder el tiempo con el joven abogado. Sus ojos le decían: "¡Vete! ¡Por favor, vete! Hay un chico enfermo en la casa y yo debo cuidarlo!". Pero al señor Billing le gustaba toda expresión de sus ojos, incluso la mirada de enfado. Se quedó y habló. Y la señorita Mansfield tuvo que llevarle bebidas.

Meg trabajaba en la cocina de la casa del señor Mansfield. Era una amable mujer y quería ayudar a Smith. Pensó: "Solía vivir en la Red Lion Tavern y por eso quizás necesite algo de cerveza". A las once y media fue silenciosamente a la habitación de Smith.

"Hola", dijo. "Te he traído un vaso de cerveza".

Smith la miró muy triste

"Serás feliz aquí, prosiguió. "El señor Mansfield y su hija son las personas más amables de Londres. Pero estabas muy sucio y los sirvientes tuvieron que lavarte. Las ropas de la cama estaban completamente negras..." "¿Las ropas de la cama?", dijo Smith. "¿Las has visto?".

"Por supuesto. La señorita dijo, 'Quémalas'. Pero eran demasiado buenas para quemarlas y por eso las lavé".

"¿Viste un, un pañuelo?". Smith bebió algo de cerveza.

"Había un viejo y sucio pañuelo... y lo quemé. Pero guardé el documento del señor Mansfield.

Los ojos de Smith se abrieron de par en par. "¿Qué documento?", dijo.

"Había un papel de un abogado entre la ropa de cama. El señor Mansfield deja sus cartas y sus cosas en lugares extraños".

Smith no pudo quedarse quieto. "¿Lo leíste?".

"Leí la dirección", dijo Meg. "Era para el señor Lennard, el abogado. 'Billing y Lennard, Curtis Court'. Por supuesto, conocemos al señor Billing. Ahora está aquí".

"¿Se la, se la entregaste?, preguntó Smith.

"¿Al señor Billing?. No, por supuesto que no. La dejé en el escritorio del señor Mansfield. Pero olía mal y la dejé debajo de sus documentos".

Meg tomó el vaso vacío de Smith y dijo: "¡Buen chico! ¿Estás mejor ahora, no? ¡Solo querías algo de cerveza!". Entonces ella regresó a la cocina.

Finalmente, el señor Billing se fue. Era la una de la mañana y la señorita Mansfield estaba muy enfadada. Ayudó a su padre a ir a la cama. Y luego fue rápidamente a la habitación de Smith.

Abrió la puerta. Miró adentro. La lampara casi se cae de su mano. ¡La habitación estaba vacía! ¡El chico no estaba allí! ¡Un gran temor llenó su corazón! "El cocinero tenía razón", pensó. ''Se fue. ¡Él quiere morir discretamente en la calle!''.

La Srta Mansfield bajó las escaleras tristemente. De repente, oyó ruido desde la oficina de su padre. Levantó la lámpara y abrió la puerta.

''¡Smith!''

Los documentos del magistrado cubrían el suelo y Smith estaba sentado entre ellos. Otra vez, la Srta. Mansfield estaba muy enojada.

''¡Smith!'' dijo. ''¡Lo sabía! ¡Eres un delincuente! ¡Estás robando a un ciego! ¡Y dijo que eras bueno!".

Smith tenía miedo y la miraba con tristeza. Ella estaba parada frente a la puerta, de manera que no podía escaparse. Pensó: "Si tengo suerte, solo me echarán. ¡Pero quizás me colgarán en Newgate Gaol! He perdido el documento. Eso es seguro".

"No le estoy robando, señorita", comenzó. "No es verdad ... "El señor Mansfield estará muy descontento si se lo digo. Le gustas, Smith, y quiere ayudarte. ¡Él es más bondadoso que su hija!

¡Nunca toques sus documentos otra vez! ¿Me oyes? No quieres ir a Newgate, ¿verdad? Así que recuerda: no vuelvas a tocar sus cosas. Ahora vuelve a la cama, ¡y no llores! Te estoy dando una oportunidad".
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"What's the matter, Smith?
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Are you ill?"
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Miss Mansfield asked.
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"No, Miss."
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Smith was sitting on his bed, and his face had a very sad look.
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His new blue suit was still on the chair.
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Miss Mansfield brought him a hot drink, but Smith didn't want it.
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He didn't want any food or drink.
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He sat on his bed for a long time.
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"I think that he's dying, Miss," the cook said quietly.
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"And I blame the soap and water.
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It usually kills these poor children of the town."
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Miss Mansfield called a footman.
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"Bring a doctor," she said.
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"But don't tell my father.
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He needn't know that Smith is sick."
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The doctor came while Mr Mansfield was resting.
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He felt Smith's head and body.
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He looked at his eyes and his tongue.
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"He isn't ill," the doctor said.
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"But he isn't well.
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I'm sorry—but I don't know the trouble."
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Many times Mr Mansfield asked: "Where is Smith?"
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And his daughter answered: "He's tired, sir, and we needn't wake him."
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In the evening, Mr Billing came to the house.
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Mr Billing was a young lawyer and a friend of Mr Mansfield.
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He also loved Miss Mansfield very much, but she used to laugh at him.
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That night, she didn't want to waste any time with the young lawyer.
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Her eyes said to him: "Go!
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Please go!
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There's a sick boy in the house, and I must look after him!"
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But Mr Billing loved every look in her eyes, the angry looks too.
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He stayed and talked.
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And Miss Mansfield had to bring drinks for him.
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Meg worked in the kitchen of Mr Mansfield's house.
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She was a kind woman and wanted to help Smith.
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She thought: "He used to live at the Red Lion Tavern, and so perhaps he needs some beer."
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At half past eleven she went quietly to Smith's room.
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"Hullo," she said.
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"I've brought you a glass of beer."
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Smith looked at her very sadly.
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"You'll be happy here; she continued.
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"Mr Mansfield and his daughter are the kindest people in London.
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But you were very dirty, and so the footmen had to wash you.
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The bed-clothes were quite black..." "The bed-clothes?"
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Smith said.
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"Did you see them?"
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"Of course.
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Miss said, 'Burn them.'
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But they were too good to burn, and so I washed them."
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"Did you see a—a handkerchief?"
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Smith drank some beer.
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"There was an old, dirty handkerchief... and I burned it.
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But I kept Mr Mansfield's document.
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Smith's eyes opened wide.
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"What—document?"
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he said.
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"It was a lawyer's paper, among the bed-clothes.
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Mr Mansfield drops his letters and things in strange places."
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Smith couldn't sit still.
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"Did you read it?"
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"I read the address," Meg said.
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"It was to Mr Lennard, the lawyer.
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'Billing and Lennard, Curtis Court.'
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We know Mr Billing, of course.
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He's here now."
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"Did—did you give it to him?"
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Smith asked.
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"To Mr Billing?
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No, of course not.
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I put it on Mr Mansfield's desk.
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But it had a bad smell, and I put it at the bottom of his documents."
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Meg took the empty glass from Smith and said: "Good boy!
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You're better now, aren't you?
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You just wanted some beer!"
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Then she went back to the kitchen.
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At last Mr Billing left.
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It was one o'clock in the morning, and Miss Mansfield was very angry.
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She helped her father to go to bed.
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And then she went quickly to Smith's room.
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She opened the door.
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She looked inside.
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The lamp almost dropped from her hand.
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The room was empty!
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The boy wasn't there!
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A great fear filled her heart.
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"The cook was right," she thought.
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"He has gone away.
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He wants to die quietly in the street!"
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Miss Mansfield went down the stairs sadly.
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Suddenly she heard sounds from her father's office.
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She held up the lamp and opened the door.
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"Smith!"
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The magistrate's documents covered the floor, and Smith was sitting among them.
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Miss Mansfield was very angry again.
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"Smith!"
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she said.
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"I knew it!
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You're a criminal!
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You're robbing a blind man!
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And he said that you were kind!"
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Smith was afraid and looked at her unhappily.
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She was standing in front of the door, and so he couldn't run away.
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He thought: "If I'm lucky, they'll just send me away.
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But perhaps I'll hang in Newgate Gaol!
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I've lost the document.
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That's certain."
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"I'm not robbing him, Miss," he began.
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"It isn't true... "Mr Mansfield will be very unhappy if I tell him.
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He likes you, Smith, and wants to help you.
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He is kinder than his daughter!
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Never touch his documents again!
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Do you hear?
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You don't want to go to Newgate, do you?
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So remember: don't touch his things again.
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Now go back to bed, and don't cry!
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I'm giving you a chance."
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"What's the matter, Smith? Are you ill?" Miss Mansfield asked.

"No, Miss."

Smith was sitting on his bed, and his face had a very sad look. His new blue suit was still on the chair. Miss Mansfield brought him a hot drink, but Smith didn't want it. He didn't want any food or drink. He sat on his bed for a long time.

"I think that he's dying, Miss," the cook said quietly. "And I blame the soap and water. It usually kills these poor children of the town."

Miss Mansfield called a footman. "Bring a doctor," she said. "But don't tell my father. He needn't know that Smith is sick."

The doctor came while Mr Mansfield was resting. He felt Smith's head and body. He looked at his eyes and his tongue.

"He isn't ill," the doctor said. "But he isn't well. I'm sorry—but I don't know the trouble."

Many times Mr Mansfield asked: "Where is Smith?" And his daughter answered: "He's tired, sir, and we needn't wake him."

In the evening, Mr Billing came to the house. Mr Billing was a young lawyer and a friend of Mr Mansfield. He also loved Miss Mansfield very much, but she used to laugh at him. That night, she didn't want to waste any time with the young lawyer. Her eyes said to him: "Go! Please go! There's a sick boy in the house, and I must look after him!" But Mr Billing loved every look in her eyes, the angry looks too. He stayed and talked. And Miss Mansfield had to bring drinks for him.

Meg worked in the kitchen of Mr Mansfield's house. She was a kind woman and wanted to help Smith. She thought: "He used to live at the Red Lion Tavern, and so perhaps he needs some beer." At half past eleven she went quietly to Smith's room.

"Hullo," she said. "I've brought you a glass of beer."

Smith looked at her very sadly.

"You'll be happy here; she continued. "Mr Mansfield and his daughter are the kindest people in London. But you were very dirty, and so the footmen had to wash you. The bed-clothes were quite black..."

"The bed-clothes?" Smith said. "Did you see them?"

"Of course. Miss said, 'Burn them.' But they were too good to burn, and so I washed them."

"Did you see a—a handkerchief?" Smith drank some beer.

"There was an old, dirty handkerchief... and I burned it. But I kept Mr Mansfield's document.

Smith's eyes opened wide. "What—document?" he said.

"It was a lawyer's paper, among the bed-clothes. Mr Mansfield drops his letters and things in strange places."

Smith couldn't sit still. "Did you read it?"

"I read the address," Meg said. "It was to Mr Lennard, the lawyer. 'Billing and Lennard, Curtis Court.' We know Mr Billing, of course. He's here now."

"Did—did you give it to him?" Smith asked.

"To Mr Billing? No, of course not. I put it on Mr Mansfield's desk. But it had a bad smell, and I put it at the bottom of his documents."

Meg took the empty glass from Smith and said: "Good boy! You're better now, aren't you? You just wanted some beer!" Then she went back to the kitchen.

At last Mr Billing left. It was one o'clock in the morning, and Miss Mansfield was very angry. She helped her father to go to bed. And then she went quickly to Smith's room.

She opened the door. She looked inside. The lamp almost dropped from her hand. The room was empty! The boy wasn't there! A great fear filled her heart. "The cook was right," she thought. "He has gone away. He wants to die quietly in the street!"

Miss Mansfield went down the stairs sadly. Suddenly she heard sounds from her father's office. She held up the lamp and opened the door.

"Smith!"

The magistrate's documents covered the floor, and Smith was sitting among them. Miss Mansfield was very angry again.

"Smith!" she said. "I knew it! You're a criminal! You're robbing a blind man! And he said that you were kind!"

Smith was afraid and looked at her unhappily. She was standing in front of the door, and so he couldn't run away. He thought: "If I'm lucky, they'll just send me away. But perhaps I'll hang in Newgate Gaol! I've lost the document. That's certain."

"I'm not robbing him, Miss," he began. "It isn't true...

"Mr Mansfield will be very unhappy if I tell him. He likes you, Smith, and wants to help you. He is kinder than his daughter!

Never touch his documents again! Do you hear? You don't want to go to Newgate, do you? So remember: don't touch his things again. Now go back to bed, and don't cry! I'm giving you a chance."