en-fr  Smith - Chapter 7
— Quel est le problème, Smith ? Es-tu malade ? demanda Mlle Mansfield.

— Non, Mademoiselle.

Smith était assis sur son lit et son visage avait un air très triste. Son nouveau costume bleu était toujours sur la chaise. Mlle Mansfield lui apporta une boisson chaude, mais Smith n'en voulut pas. Il ne voulait ni nourriture ni boisson. Il resta assis sur son lit de longues minutes.

— Je pense qu'il est en train de mourir, Mademoiselle, dit doucement la cuisinière. Et je tiens le savon et l'eau pour responsables. Ils tuent généralement ces pauvres enfants de la ville.

Mlle Mansfield appela un valet de pied. — Appelez un médecin, dit-elle. Mais n'en parle pas à mon père. Il n'a pas besoin de savoir que Smith est malade.

Le docteur vint pendant que M. Mansfield se reposait. Il palpa la tête et le corps de Smith. Il examina ses yeux et sa langue.

— Il n'est pas malade, dit le docteur. Mais il ne va pas bien. Je suis désolé... mais je ne connais pas le problème.

Plusieurs fois, M. Mansfield demanda : — Où est Smith ? Et sa fille répondit : — Il est fatigué, monsieur, et nous ne devons pas le réveiller.

Dans la soirée, M. Billing vint à la maison. M. Billing était un jeune avocat et un ami de M. Mansfield. Il aimait beaucoup Mlle Mansfield, mais elle se moquait de lui. Cette nuit-là, elle ne voulait pas perdre de temps avec le jeune avocat. Ses yeux lui disaient : — Allez-vous en ! Partez, s'il vous plaît ! Il y a un garçon malade dans la maison, et je dois veiller sur lui ! Mais M. Billing aimait tous les regards dans ses yeux, y compris les regards furieux. Il resta et parla. Et Mlle Mansfield dut lui apporter des boissons.

Meg travaillait dans les cuisines de M. Mansfield. C'était une gentille femme qui voulait venir en aide à Smith. Elle pensa : — Il avait l'habitude de vivre à la taverne du Lion Rouge : peut-être a-t-il besoin d'une bière ? A onze heures et demie, elle alla discrètement à la chambre de Smith.

— Salut, dit-elle. Je t'ai apporté un verre de bière.

Smith la regarda très tristement.

Tu seras heureux ici, continua-t-elle M. Mansfield et sa fille sont les gens les plus gentils de Londres. Mais tu étais très sale, les domestiques ont dû te laver. Les draps étaient tout noirs... — Les draps ? dit Smith. Est-ce que vous les avez vus ?

Bien sûr. Mademoiselle a dit : — Brûlez-les. Mais ils étaient trop bons pour brûler, donc je les ai lavés.

— Avez-vous vu un...un mouchoir ? Smith avala une gorgée de bière.

Il y avait un vieux mouchoir sale... je l'ai brûlé. Mais j'ai gardé le document de M. Mansfield.

Les yeux de Smith s'ouvrirent largement. Quel document ? dit-il.

— C'était un papier d'avocat, parmi les draps. M. Mansfield laisse tomber ses lettres et ses objets dans des endroits étranges.

Smith ne tenait pas en place. L'avez-vous lu ?

— J'ai lu l'adresse, dit Meg. C'était adressé à Maître Lennard, l'avocat. Billing et Lennard, Curtis Court. Nous connaissons M. Billing, bien sûr. Il est là en ce moment.

— Le... le lui avez-vous donné ? demanda Smith.

À M. Billing ? — Non, bien sûr que non. Je l'ai mis sur le bureau de M. Mansfield. Mais il sentait mauvais, je l'ai mis sous la pile de ses documents.

Meg reprit le verre vide de Smith et dit : — Bon garçon ! Tu vas mieux maintenant, n'est-ce pas ? Tu voulais juste de la bière ! Puis elle retourna à la cuisine.

Enfin, M. Billing partit. Il était une heure du matin et Mlle Mansfield était très furieuse. Elle aida son père à se coucher. Puis elle alla rapidement à la chambre de Smith.

Elle ouvrit la porte. Elle regarda à l'intérieur. La lampe faillit tomber de sa main. La chambre était vide ! Le garçon n'était pas là ! Une grande peur envahit son cœur. — La cuisinière avait raison, pensa-t-elle. Il est parti. Il veut mourir tranquillement dans la rue !

Mlle Mansfield descendit l'escalier tristement. Tout à coup, elle entendit des bruits venant du bureau de son père. Elle souleva la lampe et ouvrit la porte.

— Smith !

Les documents du magistrat couvraient le sol, et Smith était assis parmi eux. Mlle Mansfield fut à nouveau très en colère.

— Smith ! dit-elle. Je le savais ! Tu es un scélérat ! Tu voles un aveugle ! Et il a dit que tu étais gentil !

Smith était effrayé, il la regarda avec tristesse. Elle se tenait devant la porte et il ne pouvait pas s'enfuir. Il pensa : — Si j'ai de la chance, ils vont juste me renvoyer. Mais peut-être je serai pendu à Newgate Gaol ! J'ai perdu le document. C'est certain.

— Je ne le vole pas, Mademoiselle, commença-t-il. — Ce n'est pas vrai... M. Mansfield sera très malheureux si je lui dis. Il vous aime, Smith, et veut vous aider. Il est plus gentil que sa fille !

Ne touche plus jamais à ses documents ! Entends-tu ? Tu ne veux pas aller à Newgate, n'est-ce pas ? Alors rappelle-toi : ne touche plus à ses affaires. Maintenant retourne au lit, et ne pleure pas ! Je te donne une chance.
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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."