"Do you see him?" pursued my convict. "Do you see what a villain he is?
At that point, my convict became so frantically exasperated, that he would have rushed upon him but for the interposition of the soldiers.
As one of the soldiers, who carried a basket in lieu of a gun, went down on his knee to open it, my convict looked round him for the first time, and saw me.
"You are expected on board," said the sergeant to my convict; "they know you are coming.
The sergeant made some kind of report, and some entry in a book, and then the convict whom I call the other convict was drafted off with his guard, to go on board first.
"So," said my convict, turning his eyes on Joe in a moody manner, and without the least glance at me; "so you're the blacksmith, are you?
With my heart thumping like a blacksmith at Joe's broad shoulder, I looked all about for any sign of the convicts. I could see none, I could hear none.
After a while, we had so run it down, that we could hear one voice calling "Murder!" and another voice, "Convicts! Runaways!
The boat had returned, and his guard were ready, so we followed him to the landing-place made of rough stakes and stones, and saw him put into the boat, which was rowed by a crew of convicts like himself.
(you will remember) the convict was keeping his bullet; and I sent my walking-stick flying."
If the convict was not keeping the shot for Todd, as he evidently wasn't, it is most likely that he was keeping it for Lord Falconroy; and it looks as if he had delivered the goods.
I don't think they can kill Drugger Davis on that old vague story of the poison; and as for the convict who killed the warder, I suppose it's obvious that you haven't got him.
He will be rather impatient to get back to his champagne, from which he ran away in such a hurry, when the convict with the gun hove in sight."
The ship began now to fill; several passengers came on board, who were embarked on no criminal account, and these had accommodations assigned them in the great cabin, and other parts of the ship, whereas we, as convicts
, were thrust down below, I know not where.