Surprised, leader-less, attacked in front by invisible foes, and finding egress cut off by the Convicts
behind them, they at once -- after their manner -- lost all presence of mind, and raised the cry of "treachery".
When he saw the convict approaching him with the bloody knife in his hand he kicked off his bonds, which he had somehow contrived to loosen, and rushing down the deck he plunged into the after-hold.
The case might have been dealt leniently with, but the laws were more harshly administered thirty years ago than now, and on my twenty-third birthday I found myself chained as a felon with thirty-seven other convicts in 'tween-decks of the bark Gloria Scott, bound for Australia.
You thought it was the runaway convict," observed the priest simply, "because you had read in the newspaper cutting that morning that a convict had run away.
It at once occurred to me that he had somehow managed to change his convict clothes for some confederate's clothes which did not fit him.
After a short probationary experience of such low convict employments as lime-burning and road-mending, I was advanced to occupations more in harmony with my education.
I went through the superfluous ceremony of a second marriage with Alicia; took stores in the city; built a villa in the country; and here I am at this present moment of writing, a convict aristocrat--a prosperous, wealthy, highly respectable mercantile man, with two years of my sentence of transportation still to expire.
This, however, must happen at the expense of their boys associating entirely with convict
inquired Raffles, when the convict
was in the chair from which I had leapt.
The Assistant Commissioner had expressed no opinion either then or later, his position making it impossible for him to ventilate any independent view of a ticket-of-leave convict
He towered before her, enormous, deferential, cropped as close as a convict
and this big pinkish poll evoked for me the vision of a wild head with matted locks peering through parted bushes, glimpses of naked, tawny limbs slinking behind the masses of sodden foliage under a cloud of flies and mosquitoes.
He told me was determined to go, but found it would be impossible for him to be discharged time enough for going in the same ship, and which was more than all, he began to question whether they would give him leave to go in what ship he pleased, though he did voluntarily transport himself; but that they would see him put on board such a ship as they should direct, and that he would be charged upon the captain as other convict
prisoners were; so that he began to be in despair of seeing me till he came to Virginia, which made him almost desperate; seeing that, on the other hand, if I should not be there, if any accident of the sea or of mortality should take me away, he should be the most undone creature there in the world.
Let me hear you speak," said the convict
, in a thick, broken voice.
In the prison the second-class convict
Rodion Raskolnikov has been confined for nine months.
Jonathan Small did not get the treasure because he and his associates were themselves convicts
and could not get away.