Smith - Chapter 8
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Smith blieb in der Vine Street, Nummer sieben und war dort zufrieden. Er half, Pferde und Kutsche zu versorgen. Er pflegte auch Nachrichten für Miss Mansfield auszurichten.

Nach drei Wochen traf Smith einen Freund auf der Straße. Der Mann brachte Miss Bridget und Miss Fanny eine Nachricht von Smith. Die Nachricht lautete nur, dass eine junge Person gesund und zufrieden sei.

Smith liebte den alten, blinden Richter und er fing an, auch Miss Mansfield zu mögen. Sie unterrichtete ihn jeden Tag und Smith war bald in der Lage, viele Wörter und kurze Sätze zu lesen. Seine Lehrerin war sehr zufrieden mit ihm. Er hatte das Dokument immer noch nicht und ging niemals in Mr. Mansfields Büro. "Vielleicht werde ich es eines Tages sehen", dachte er, "und dann werde ich es lesen."

Meg lachte über Smith und seine Bücher. "Warum willst du lesen?" fragte sie. "Bücher bringen nur Ärger."

"Aber du kannst lesen, Meg", sagte Smith. "Du hast den Namen des Rechtsanwaltes in diesem alten Dokument gelesen."

"Ich kann zweckmäßige Dinge lesen, junger Mann," antwortete sie, "aber ein Buch habe ich noch nie gelesen!"

Mr Billing war auch erfreut. "Es freut mich sehr, dass Sie einen Schüler haben," sagte er zu Miss Mansfield. "Der Junge ist schon seit einem Monat hier. Und seit einem Monat sind Ihre Augen wie zwei blaue Juwelen! Ich hoffe, den Jungen bald kennenzulernen."

Miss Mansfield liebte Smith sehr. Sie wusste, dass ihr Vater recht hatte: Smith war ein lieber, netter Junge. Er arbeitete hart und lernte schnell. Aber sie wollte noch nicht, dass er Mr Billing kennenlernte. "Wenn du nett zu ihm sprichst, erlaube ich dir, ihn zu treffen", sagte sie zu Smith.

Und Smith gab sich große Mühe, die Schimpfwörter von der Red Lion Tavern zu vergessen.

Smith vergaß nie den 7. Januar 17-. An diesem Morgen sagte Miss Mansfield zu ihm: "Smith, mein Junge, du darfst jetzt jedes Buch im Haus lesen!"

Smith erinnerte sich an das Dokument, und sein Herz hüpfte geradezu aus seinem Körper. "Ich kann lesen! Ich kann lesen!" schrie er.

In diesem Moment kam ein Besucher zur Haustür.

"Es ist Mr. Billing, Miss", sagte ein Diener. "Darf ich ihn hereinbringen?" Miss Mansfield schaute Smith an. "Ich werde runter in die Küche gehen", sagte er. Aber Mr Billing war schon im Haus. Smith sah ihn für einen Augenblick draußen vor dem Zimmer Er lachte in sich hinein und sagte erfreut, "Guten Morgen, Mr. Billing!"

Der Rechtsanwalt schaute Smith an. Das Blut wich aus Mr. Billings rotem Gesicht. Seine Augen und sein Mund öffneten sich weit. Er drehte sich schnell um und rannte aus dem Haus.

In der Küche, Smith sagte zu Meg: "Ich glaube, Mr Smith hat Angst vor mir." Smith hat auch etwas Angst.

"Warum ist er plötzlich weggegangen?" fragte Mr Mansfield seine Tochter.

"Ich weiß es nicht, Sir. Ich habe ihn nicht gesehen. Es ist sehr merkwürdig."

Aber nach einer Weile kam Mr Billing zurück. Miss Mansfield und ein Diener traffen ihn und brachten ihn zum Büro des Richters. Dann kam der Lakai in die Küche herunter.

"Mr. Billing verhält sich seltsam", sagte er. "Sein Gesicht ist grau und er bat um ein Glas Bier."

Meg gab dem Lakaien das Bier. Er brachte es ins Büro, war aber bald wieder da. "Eine Nachricht für dich, Smith, sagte er. "Mr. Mansfield will Sie sprechen."

Smith stand vor dem Richter, dem Rechtsanwalt und der jungen Dame.

"Das ist der Junge," sagte Mr. Billing. "Ich sah ihn in Curtis Court. Er hat Mr. Field mit einem Messer umgebracht. Meine lieben Freunde, ihr habt einen Mörder in eurem Haus!"

Mr. Billing war der Mann an der Ecke Godliman Street. Sein Büro hatte ein Fenster in den Curtis Court. Er kannte auch den Buchladen. Mr. Billing war der, der dem Ladenbesitzer eine Frage gestellt hatte.
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Smith stayed at Number Seven, Vine Street, and was happy there.
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He helped to look after the horses and the carriage.
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He also used to take messages for Miss Mansfield.
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After three weeks, Smith met a friend in the street.
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The man took a message from Smith to Miss Bridget and Miss Fanny.
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The message just said that a young person was well and happy.
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Smith loved the old blind magistrate, and he began to like Miss Mansfield, too.
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She taught him every day, and Smith was soon able to read many words and short sentences.
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His teacher was very pleased with him.
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He still did not have the document and never went into Mr Mansfield's office.
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"Perhaps I'll see it one day," he thought, "and then I'll read it."
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Meg laughed at Smith and his books.
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"Why do you want to read?"
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she asked.
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"Books only bring trouble."
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"But you can read.
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Meg," Smith said.
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"You read the lawyer's name on that old document."
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"I can read proper things, young man," she replied, "but I've never read a book!"
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Mr Billing was pleased, too.
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"I'm very glad that you have a pupil," he said to Miss Mansfield.
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"The boy has been here for a month.
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And for a month your eyes have been like two blue jewels!
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I hope to meet the child soon."
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Miss Mansfield loved Smith very much.
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She knew that her father was right: Smith was a dear, kind boy.
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He worked hard and learned quickly.
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But she didn't yet want him to meet Mr Billing.
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"When you speak nicely, I'll allow you to meet him," she told Smith.
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And Smith was trying hard to forget the bad words of the Red Lion Tavern.
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Smith never forgot the seventh of January, 17—.
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On that morning, Miss Mansfield said to him: "Smith, my dear, you can now read any book in the house!"
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Smith remembered the document, and his heart almost jumped out of his body.
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"I can read!
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I can read!"
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he shouted.
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At the same moment, a visitor came to the front door.
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"It's Mr Billing, miss," a footman said.
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"May I bring him in?"
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Miss Mansfield looked at Smith.
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"I'll go down to the kitchen," he said.
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But Mr Billing was already in the house.
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Smith saw him for a moment outside the room.
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He laughed to himself and said happily, "Good morning, Mr Billing!"
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The lawyer looked at Smith.
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The colour left Mr Billing's red face.
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His eyes and his mouth opened wide.
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He turned quickly and ran from the house.
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In the kitchen, Smith said to Meg: "I think that Mr Billing is afraid of me."
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Smith was rather afraid, too.
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"Why did he suddenly go away?"
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Mr Mansfield asked his daughter.
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"I don't know, sir.
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I didn't see him.
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It's very strange."
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But after a time, Mr Billing returned.
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Miss Mansfield and a footman met him and took him to the magistrate's office.
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Then the footman came down to the kitchen.
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"Mr Billing is acting strangely," he said.
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"His face is grey, and he asked for a glass of beer."
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Meg gave the beer to the footman.
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He took it to the office but was soon back again.
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"Message for you, Smith, he said.
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"Mr Mansfield wants to see you."
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Smith stood in front of the magistrate, the lawyer and the young lady.
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"That's the boy," Mr Billing said.
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"I saw him in Curtis Court.
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He killed Mr Field with a knife.
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My dear friends, you have a killer in your house!"
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Mr Billing was the man from the corner of Godliman Street.
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His office had the window in Curtis Court.
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He knew the bookshop, too.
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Mr Billing was the shopkeeper's questioner.
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Smith stayed at Number Seven, Vine Street, and was happy there. He helped to look after the horses and the carriage. He also used to take messages for Miss Mansfield.

After three weeks, Smith met a friend in the street. The man took a message from Smith to Miss Bridget and Miss Fanny. The message just said that a young person was well and happy.

Smith loved the old blind magistrate, and he began to like Miss Mansfield, too. She taught him every day, and Smith was soon able to read many words and short sentences. His teacher was very pleased with him. He still did not have the document and never went into Mr Mansfield's office. "Perhaps I'll see it one day," he thought, "and then I'll read it."

Meg laughed at Smith and his books. "Why do you want to read?" she asked. "Books only bring trouble."

"But you can read. Meg," Smith said. "You read the lawyer's name on that old document."

"I can read proper things, young man," she replied, "but I've never read a book!"

Mr Billing was pleased, too. "I'm very glad that you have a pupil," he said to Miss Mansfield. "The boy has been here for a month. And for a month your eyes have been like two blue jewels! I hope to meet the child soon."

Miss Mansfield loved Smith very much. She knew that her father was right: Smith was a dear, kind boy. He worked hard and learned quickly. But she didn't yet want him to meet Mr Billing. "When you speak nicely, I'll allow you to meet him," she told Smith.

And Smith was trying hard to forget the bad words of the Red Lion Tavern.

Smith never forgot the seventh of January, 17—. On that morning, Miss Mansfield said to him: "Smith, my dear, you can now read any book in the house!"

Smith remembered the document, and his heart almost jumped out of his body. "I can read! I can read!" he shouted.

At the same moment, a visitor came to the front door.

"It's Mr Billing, miss," a footman said. "May I bring him in?" Miss Mansfield looked at Smith. "I'll go down to the kitchen," he said. But Mr Billing was already in the house. Smith saw him for a moment outside the room. He laughed to himself and said happily, "Good morning, Mr Billing!"

The lawyer looked at Smith. The colour left Mr Billing's red face. His eyes and his mouth opened wide. He turned quickly and ran from the house.

In the kitchen, Smith said to Meg: "I think that Mr Billing is afraid of me." Smith was rather afraid, too.

"Why did he suddenly go away?" Mr Mansfield asked his daughter.

"I don't know, sir. I didn't see him. It's very strange."

But after a time, Mr Billing returned. Miss Mansfield and a footman met him and took him to the magistrate's office. Then the footman came down to the kitchen.

"Mr Billing is acting strangely," he said. "His face is grey, and he asked for a glass of beer."

Meg gave the beer to the footman. He took it to the office but was soon back again. "Message for you, Smith, he said. "Mr Mansfield wants to see you."

Smith stood in front of the magistrate, the lawyer and the young lady.

"That's the boy," Mr Billing said. "I saw him in Curtis Court. He killed Mr Field with a knife. My dear friends, you have a killer in your house!"

Mr Billing was the man from the corner of Godliman Street. His office had the window in Curtis Court. He knew the bookshop, too. Mr Billing was the shopkeeper's questioner.