en-fr  Smith - Chapter 10 Easy
Le geôlier ne reconnu pas Smith dans son joli costume bleu et avec le visage propre. — Ce n'est pas Smith, n'est-ce pas ? dit-il. Pas Smith le crasseux, le pickpocket ?

— C'est Smith, le tueur, maintenant, répondit M. Billing.

— Oh c'est pire. Pauvres Mlle Fanny et Mlle Bridget ! Elles pleureront quand elles devront modifier ce costume.

M. Billing donna de l'argent au geôlier. — Il peut rester avec les débiteurs, dit M. Billing. Et vous n'avez pas besoin de mettre des chaînes autour de ses jambes.

Newgate Gaol était plein de visiteurs. Ils faisaient leurs adieux au célèbre bandit de grand chemin, Dick Mulrone. M. Mulrone allait être pendu le 23 janvier. Et le geôlier lui permettait d'avoir des visiteurs tous les jours. Les débiteurs importants étaient trop occupés pour remarquer Smith. Il s'assit avec un vieil homme sur le coin libre de la cheminée.

— Tu peux dormir ici, dit le vieil homme. C'est un bon endroit. Beaucoup d'air descend dans cette cheminée, et ils n'allument jamais un feu ici. Tu peux apercevoir les étoiles la nuit.

Mlle Bridget et Mlle Fanny rendirent visite à Smith le lendemain matin. Il fut surpris mais heureux de les voir.

— Comment avez-vous appris que j'étais ici ? demanda-t-il.

— Le geôlier nous a averti, dit Bridget. — Les gens sont contents de déshonorer une maison !

— Je ne l'ai pas tué, déclara Smith. Vous le savez bien ! Ils m'ont accusé, mais je ne l'ai pas fait !

— Tu es en prison ! C'est suffisamment déshonorant, n'est-ce pas ?

Mlle Fanny eut une pensée réjouissante. — Tu es avec de grands personnages, Smut. Dick Mulrone est ici, et ses riches amis lui rendent visite. Tu auras de la chance si tu les rencontres.

— De la chance ! cria Bridget. — Il ne sera pas chanceux si le bourreau nous envoie ce costume. Nous le récupérerons sans le garçon dedans !

— Je suis désolé, Smut, dit Mlle Fanny. — Mais Lord Tom voulait t'aider, n'est-ce pas ? Et il a renvoyé ces deux hommes.

— Les avez-vous vus ? demanda Smith.

— Oh, oui. Ils étaient à l'extérieur du Lion Rouge pendant une semaine. Mais Lord Tom leur a montré son pistolet, et nous ne les avons pas vus depuis.

À ce moment, Lord Tom est entré dans la chambre des débiteurs. — Je suis désolé de te voir ici, Smut, dit-il. Je viens de dire au revoir à mon vieil ami, Dick Mulrone. Il était le meilleur pour ce qui est de " la bourse ou la vie . " !

— Infamie ! dit Mlle Bridget, et elle détourna la tête.

— Mais je peux t'aider, Smut, continua Lord Tom. Veux-tu que j'essaie ?

— Comment, Lord Tom ?

— Ce document ! L'as-tu toujours ?

— Il n'est pas ici... pas avec moi.

— Peux-tu l'obtenir ?

— J'essaierai, Lord Tom !

— Brave garçon, Smut ! Je reviendrai bientôt.

Les jeunes filles et le bandit de grand chemin se levèrent. Mlle Bridget dit, — Nous partons maintenant ... Tu es un mauvais garçon, mais... mais nous ne t'oublierons pas. Fanny et moi reviendrons.

Smith ne leva pas la tête pendant deux minutes. Il leva les yeux et vit M. Billing.

— J'ai promis de revenir, dit l'avocat. Et je n'ai pas oublié.

— Non, vous n'avez pas oublié, dit Smith. Et j'espère que vous n'avez pas oublié vos mensonges, M. Billing. M. Billing l'Assassin.

— Oh, Smith, je ne suis pas un mauvais homme. Nous vivons dans un monde cruel, et nous devrions être amis. Savais-tu que je t'ai sauvé la vie ?

— Vous m'avez amené ici, monsieur Billing, et le bourreau vit ici.

— Ils savaient que tu étais à Vine Street.

— Qui savait ?

— Ces deux hommes en costume marron. Ils allaient te tuer là-bas.

— Ne sont-ils pas vos amis, M. Billing ?

L'avocat regarda Smith attentivement. — Ecoute, mon ami. — Je t'aime bien. Toi et moi sommes le même genre de personnes, et je vais te dire les faits. Je connaissais ces deux hommes.

— Avaient-ils à tuer le vieil homme ? demanda Smith. Était-ce nécessaire ?

— Demande à M. Black. Ces hommes ne ressentent généralement pas de honte.

— M. Black ? La bouche de Smith était sèche. — Était... est le boiteux ?

Très boiteux,Smith. Il a une jambe de bois et une impitoyables voix caressante. Je ne veux plus jamais rencontrer M. Black jambe de bois à la nuit tombée ! J'ai peur de lui, moi aussi. Il veut ce document Il donnera des milliers de livres pour l'avoir. Mais, Smith, si toi et moi ... si tu ... — Quoi, M. Billing ?

— Toi et moi ... seulement toi et moi ... Où est le document ?

— Chez... Smith commença, et stoppa. Le vieil homme au coin de la cheminée commença à faire du vacarme avec ses chaînes.

— Où, Smith ? Où ?

Mais Smith eut les idées plus claires. — je ne me souviens pas, M. Billing."

— Pourquoi ne pas me le confier ?

— Parce que j'attends mon procès. Un garçon oublie bien des choses en prison, M. Billing.

— Ne me fais-tu pas confiance, Smith ?

— Non, monsieur Billing. Je ne ferai plus jamais confiance aux gens. J'ai appris cette leçon de Mlle Mansfield et de son père.
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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."