In the meantime, the gaoler, whoever he is, may come out; in which case we shall pounce on him as soon as he opens the door.
I mount to the cell, with a fellow-citizen who is one of the Jury, directed by a gaoler.
"The gate is a greater test than the cell," said the gaoler.
"He was hanged at daybreak, mistress," said the gaoler gently.
In twenty minutes Cherry Bim was back, very solemn and mysterious until the gaoler was gone.
The gaoler opened the door, and was at once despatched, and the prisoners were released.
The noble Lord was then handed over to the custody of the gaoler, and his two companions were discharged.
I turned to the gaoler who had just liberated me for some explanation.
What gaoler, Valnebon, man or woman, treated you so well that you became so fond of your prison?
Hemsworth laid his hand on the gaoler's arm as he extended it with the key.