en-es  Smith - Chapter 11
El Sr. Billing visitaba a Smith todos los días. Lamentaba que Smith aún no tuviera el documento.

"Pero tenemos tiempo suficiente", dijo una vez. Hoy es 15 de enero. Tu juicio será el día 23".

El carcelero le dijo a Smith: "¡Tienes suerte! El 23 de enero también es el día importante del Sr. Mulrone. ¡Vamos a colgar a uno y luego esperar al siguiente caballero!".

Smith siempre estaba pensando en el documento. "Espero que la señorita Mansfield no lo encuentre", pensó. "Si lo encuentra, entonces nunca lo veré. ¡Ella se lo dará al Sr. Billing! Oh, ¿por qué no viene Meg?".

Así que Smith esperó a Meg, y al fin Meg llegó.

Le trajo una cesta de comida y dos de sus camisas nuevas.

"¡Pobre chico!", dijo. "Estás muy delgado y sucio de nuevo. ¡Necesitas una buena comida, y agua y jabón!".

Meg dijo que el señor y la señorita Mansfield estaban muy descontentos. No podían olvidar a Smith y sus problemas.

Entonces Smith dijo: "Van a colgarme, Meg".

"¡Oh, pobre chico!".

"Solamente una persona puede salvarme, Meg".

"¡El señor Mansfield, por supuesto!".

"No, Meg. ¡Tú!".

"¿Cómo, muchacho? ¿Cómo?".

"¿Recuerdas aquel documento entre mis sábanas?".

"¿El documento del señor Mansfield?".

"Es mío, Meg. Y puede salvarme. ¿Podrás conseguírmelo?".

Meg estaba asustada. "Yo, yo no puedo cogerlo del despacho del señor Mansfield, muchacho. Sólo nos traerá problemas".

"¡Meg, Meg! ¿Quieres que me cuelguen? ¡Si no lo consigo, pronto estaré muerto!".

Meg comenzó a llorar. "¡Oh, muchacho! Yo, yo no sé... ¿Qué puedo hacer? Si mi madre estuviera viva, ella...". De pronto, el viejo del rincón de la chimenea comenzó a cantar. "¡Meg! ¡Meg!", cantó. "¡Confía en tu corazón, Meg!".

Meg lo miró sorprendida. "Esa es la voz de mi madre y esas son sus palabras ", dijo. "Todavía me envía mensajes a través de la boca del viejo. Y siempre dice lo mismo: 'Confía en tu corazón, Meg'. Así que te traeré el documento, muchacho. ¡Y espero que te salve del verdugo!".

Smith estaba muy agradecido. "Cuando Meg traiga ese documento, estaré libre", pensó.

El señor Billing vio la cesta de la comida y estaba también contento. Pensó que Smith ya tenía el documento. Smith se dio cuenta de su aspecto complacido.

"Todavía no, señor Billing", dijo. ¡Pero pronto! ¡Entonces tú y yo seremos ricos y el señor Black, también! ¡Podrá comprarse una nueva pierna de madera!".

rió el señor Billing. "¡Buen chico! Pero el señor Jones, el verdugo, se va a lamentar, ¿no? ¡Oh, el mundo es un hermoso lugar, Smith!".

Lunes, martes, miércoles... Smith estaba nuevamente esperando a Meg, pero Meg no venía. El señor Billing aparecía todos los días y hablaba alegremente a Smith. El jueves 19 de enero, Smith notó un cambio. El abogado estaba silencioso y se quedó solamente cinco minutos.

Al día siguiente, le dijo a Smith: "Falta muy poco para tu juicio. Ahora eres mi amigo y tienes que ayudar a encontrar ese documento. ¡Te vas a escapar, muchacho!".

Smith estaba sorprendido, pero muy contento. "¿Cómo, señor Billing?", preguntó. "¿Cómo puedo escapar de Newgate?".

El señor Billing le explicó. Él conocía el edificio. Smith era un niño delgado y podía escaparse a través de la chimenea. La chimenea era lo suficientemente ancha como para poder trepar.

"Los niños pequeños solían trepar por estas chimeneas cuando las limpiaban", dijo el abogado. "Encontrarás dónde poner tus manos y tus pies. Hay rejas cruzadas arriba. Pero le daré dinero al carcelero para que las quite".

"¿Cuándo debo irme, señor Billing?".

"El martes próximo".

"Es el día de mi juicio. "¿Por qué no el lunes, señor Billing?".

"Porque el martes es mejor que el lunes. Los carceleros estarán ocupados con Dick Mulrone. Tu juicio es a las diez. Entonces, tienes que escapar a las seis. ¡Estarás libre, Smith!", dijo el señor Smith riendo. "¡El martes será el Día del documento!".
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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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"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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"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!"