en-es  Smith - Chapter 10
El carcelero no conoció a Smith en su bonito traje azul y con la cara limpia. "No es Smith, ¿no?", dijo. "¿No es el sucio Smith, el carterista?".

"Ahora es Smith, el asesino", contestó el señor Billing.

"Oh, ese es malo. ¡Pobre señorita Fanny y señorita Bridget! Van a llorar cuando tengan que modificar ese traje".

El señor Billing dio algunas monedas al carcelero. "Puede permanecer con los deudores", dijo el señor Billing. "Y no es necesario colocarle cadenas alrededor de sus piernas".

Newgate Gaol estaba llena de visitantes. Estaban despidiéndose del famoso salteador de caminos, Dick Mulrone. El señor Mulrone iba a ser colgado el veintitrés de enero. Y por eso el carcelero le permitía tener visitas todos los días. Los deudores importantes estaban muy ocupados para darse cuenta de Smith. Se sentó con un anciano en el vacío rincón de la chimenea.

"Puedes dormir aquí", dijo el anciano. "Es un buen sitio. Baja mucho aire por esta chimenea y nunca encienden fuego aquí. Puedes ver las estrellas por la noche".

A la mañana siguiente, la señorita Bridget y la señorita Fanny visitaron a Smith. Estaba sorprendido pero contento de verlas.

"¿Cómo supisteis que yo estaba aquí?", preguntó.

"El carcelero nos lo contó", dijo la señorita Bridget. "¡La gente está contenta por llevar la deshonra a casa!".

"No lo maté", dijo Smith. "¡Tu sabes eso! Me culpan a mí, pero no lo hice!".

"¡Estás en prisión! ¿Es suficiente vergüenza, no?".

La señorita Fanny tuvo una feliz idea. "Estás entre gente importante, Smut. Dick Mulrone está aquí y sus ricos amigos están visitándolo. Tendrás suerte si los conoces".

"¡Suerte!", gritó la señorita Bridget. "No tendrá suerte si el verdugo nos envía ese traje. Lo recibiremos sin el chico dentro!".

"Lo siento Smut", dijo la señorita Fanny. "Pero Lord Tom quería ayudarte, ¿no? Y él echó a esos dos hombres".

"¿Los visteis?", preguntó Smith.

"Oh, sí. Estuvieron fuera del Red Lion por una semana. Pero Lord Tom les enseñó su pistola y no los hemos visto desde entonces".

En ese momento entró Lord Tom a la sala de los deudores. "Siento verte aquí, Smut", dijo. "Acabo de decir adiós a mi viejo amigo, Dick Mulrone. ¡Él era el mejor en el negocio de la bolsa o la vida!".

"¡Vergüenza!", dijo la señorita Bridget y volvió su cabeza.

"Pero puedo ayudarte, Smut", prosiguió Lord Tom. "¿Quieres que lo intente?".

"¿Cómo, lord Tom?".

"¡Ese documento! ¿Lo tienes todavía?".

"No está aquí, no conmigo".

"¿Puedes conseguirlo?".

"¡Lo intentaré, lord Tom!".

"¡Buen chico, Smut! Vendré aquí de nuevo pronto".

Las jovencitas y el bandido se pusieron de pie. La señorita Bridget dijo: "Ahora nos vamos... Eres un chico malo, pero... pero no te olvidaremos. Fanny y yo regresaremos".

Smith no levantó la cabeza durante dos minutos. Luego miró hacia arriba y vio... al señor Billing.

"Prometí regresar", dijo el abogado. "Y no lo he olvidado".

"No, no se ha olvidado", dijo Smith. "Y espero que no haya olvidado sus falsas palabras, señor Billing. Señor Matador Billing",

"Oh, Smith, no soy un mal hombre. Vivimos en un mundo cruel y deberíamos ser amigos. ¿Sabías que salvé tu vida?".

"Usted me trajo aquí, señor Billing, y aquí vive el verdugo".

"Sabían que estabas en la calle Vine".

"¿Quiénes?".

"Aquellos dos hombres de traje marrón. Te iban a matar allí".

"¿No son sus amigos, señor Billing?".

El abogado examinó detenidamente a Smith. "Escucha, amigo. Me caes bien. Tú y yo somos la misma clase de personas, y te contaré los hechos. Yo conocía a esos dos hombres".

"¿Tenían que matar al anciano?", preguntó Smith. "¿Era necesario?".

"Pregúntale al señor Black. Esa gente generalmente no se avergüenza".

"¿El señor Black?", la boca de Smith estaba seca. "¿Él... él era el hombre cojo?"

"Muy lisiado, Smith. Tiene una pierna de madera y una voz suave y cruel. ¡Yo no quiero encontrarme nunca con el señor Pata de Palo Black en una noche oscura! Yo también le tengo miedo. Él quiere ese documento. Le traerá miles de libras. Pero, Smith, si tú y yo... si tú...". "¿Qué, señor Billing?".

"Tú y yo... solo tú y yo... ¿Dónde está el documento?".

"En...", comenzó Smith, y se detuvo. El viejo en el rincón de la chimenea empezó a hacer mucho ruido con sus cadenas.

"¿Dónde, Smith? ¿Dónde?".

Pero Smith lo había pensado mejor, "No me acuerdo, señor Billing".

"¿Por qué?".

"Porque espero mi juicio. Un chico no puede recordar cosas estando preso, señor Billing".

"¿No confías en mí, Smith?".

"No, señor Billing. Nunca volveré a confiar en la gente. Aprendí esa lección de la señorita Mansfield y su padre".
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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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Miss Bridget said, "We're going now... You're a bad boy, but—but we won't forget you.
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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."