Would the prisoner, in the hottest week of a hot summer, be likely to go to a drawer containing winter underclothing.
In that case, is it not possible that the articles in question might have been put there by a third person, and that the prisoner was quite unaware of their presence?
Every prisoner has committed some crime for which he has been imprisoned.
You asked me the same question the first time you saw me," returned the prisoner.
I had an idea," said he, "that prisoners
were always treated harshly, to punish them.
Witness,” said Judge Temple, “answer the question directly; did or did not the prisoner forbid your entering his hut?
I shall leave you to judge, gentlemen, from the testimony, how far the witness in this prosecution can be so considered, feeling less reluctance to submit the case thus informally to your decision, because there is yet another indictment to be tried, which involves heavier charges against the unfortunate prisoner.
The prisoner followed his guide, who led him into a room almost under ground, whose bare and reeking walls seemed as though impregnated with tears; a lamp placed on a stool illumined the apartment faintly, and showed Dantes the features of his conductor, an under-jailer, ill-clothed, and of sullen appearance.
In the meantime there is bread, water, and fresh straw; and that is all a prisoner can wish for.
It ain't no crime in a prisoner to steal the thing he needs to get away with, Tom said; it's his right; and so, as long as we was representing a prisoner, we had a perfect right to steal anything on this place we had the least use for to get ourselves out of prison with.
Huck Finn, did you EVER hear of a prisoner having picks and shovels, and all the modern conveniences in his wardrobe to dig himself out with?
Meanwhile the prince took De Guiche aside and asked him how the prisoner
had been taken and who this young man was.