"I wish to see the governor." The jailer shrugged his shoulders and left the chamber.
The next morning at the same hour, the jailer came again.
It would have made a fine picture, worthy of Rembrandt, the gloomy winding stairs illuminated by the reddish glare of the cresset of Gryphus, with his scowling jailer
's countenance at the top, the melancholy figure of Cornelius bending over the banister to look down upon the sweet face of Rosa, standing, as it were, in the bright frame of the door of her chamber, with embarrassed mien at being thus seen by a stranger.
Now I, for instance, can't read or write, and therefore I am not in prison." Aramis looked at the man, who seemed to think that being a jailer
in the Bastile was not being in prison.
His captor was Burton Duff, the jailer
, as white as death and bearing upon his brow the livid mark of the iron bar.
Dawkins, who, shuffling into the office with the big coat sleeves tucked up as usual, his left hand in his pocket, and his hat in his right hand, preceded the jailer
, with a rolling gait altogether indescribable, and, taking his place in the dock, requested in an audible voice to know what he was placed in that 'ere disgraceful sitivation for.
She did not reply, however, and the appearance of the jailer
soon recalled the thoughts of both to the object of their visit.
"Not you," answered the Jailer
. "You are one of those--"
By this time the jailer
had tired of sticking pins in the General, and was amusing himself by carefully pulling the Nome's whiskers out by the roots, one at a time.
placed the basket on the table, and looked at his prisoner steadily.
Closely following the jailer
into the dismal apartment, appeared that individual, of singular aspect whose presence in the crowd had been of such deep interest to the wearer of the scarlet letter.
I'm glad of it, for this is the first time I've ever had anything to do, in my official capacity," remarked the jailer
, in a pleased tone.