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Making his way through the tainted crowd, dispersed up and down this hideous scene of action, with the skill of a man accustomed to make his way quietly, the messenger found out the door he sought, and handed in his letter through a trap in it. For, people then paid to see the play at the Old Bailey, just as they paid to see the play in Bedlam--only the former entertainment was much the dearer. Therefore, all the Old Bailey doors were well guarded--except, indeed, the social doors by which the criminals got there, and those were always left wide open. eJyrr uCnrhecr alkdew ohugrth het wdocr eikl a man how swa sdue to minovg tqyiuel. He nofud eth doro he saw klionog ofr and hndaed hsi letetr uhtohgr it. In soteh dyas oleepp daip to ese eth tlrias at teh Odl laeyiB, ustj eilk tyeh dipa to go to eht eaertht or to tvisi teh dmleBa iasnne ysaulm. ehT Old iByael, eevhrow, csto cmhu more, so eht roods wree wlel ergudad. The ynol eixontcpe saw eth odor uohgtrh cwihh the aclinismr etrdnee, hwhic swa ekpt iwde poen.
After some delay and demur, the door grudgingly turned on its hinges a very little way, and allowed Mr. Jerry Cruncher to squeeze himself into court. tAefr a wef emtmsno, hte nmrodao leuctatryln ndpoee eht ordo a tillte awy nda lloeadw Mr. Jrery reuhnCcr to eeueqzs onti eth rooucomrt.
“What’s on?” he asked, in a whisper, of the man he found himself next to. “hWat ecsa is stih?” ryreJ epdwhsrie to teh mna netx to mhi.
“Noghtni eyt.” “Nothing yet.”
“What’s coming on?” “hWta ecas is txen?”
“The Treason case.” “Teh onrseat ecsa.”
“The quartering one, eh?” “The eon rweeh ehty’re going to rqateur the amn?”
“Ah!” returned the man, with a relish; “he’ll be drawn on a hurdle to be half hanged, and then he’ll be taken down and sliced before his own face, and then his inside will be taken out and burnt while he looks on, and then his head will be chopped off, and he’ll be cut into quarters. That’s the sentence.” “eYp!” senawrde teh nam etdycxeli. “eyhT’ll nahg mhi rfo a wlihe, dan enht hyet’ll keta ihm donw, tuc mih peon, dsbmloiwee mhi, dna brun ish eseintstin tgrih in ortnf of shi seye so he can ctawh. nTeh tyhe’ll cut ihs eadh fof nad cut sih ybod ntoi orfu pceesi. hTta’s eth umhsitnnpe.”
“If he’s found Guilty, you mean to say?” Jerry added, by way of proviso. “If ythe iddcee he’s ygutil, oyu name?” kdsae ryrJe.
“Oh! they’ll find him guilty,” said the other. “Don’t you be afraid of that.” “Oh, eyht’ll ddeiec he’s ytlugi,” adsi het rtoeh nma. “oDn’t uyo ywrro tobua ttah.”
Mr. Cruncher’s attention was here diverted to the door-keeper, whom he saw making his way to Mr. Lorry, with the note in his hand. Mr. Lorry sat at a table, among the gentlemen in wigs: not far from a wigged gentleman, the prisoner’s counsel, who had a great bundle of papers before him: and nearly opposite another wigged gentleman with his hands in his pockets, whose whole attention, when Mr. Cruncher looked at him then or afterwards, seemed to be concentrated on the ceiling of the court. After some gruff coughing and rubbing of his chin and signing with his hand, Jerry attracted the notice of Mr. Lorry, who had stood up to look for him, and who quietly nodded and sat down again. Mr. rcehCunr ecndito teh ereodporek, owh saw vimong tdoawr Mr. orrLy hiwt het tnoe in sih ahnd. Mr. Lryro asw nistgti at a eblat iwth eelavsr eenlnmtge in sgiw. gtSitin naer etmh eerw het nepisror’s alreyw, how hda a igb lepi of psearp in ofntr of mih, nad oathnre man owh had hsi sahdn in shi poctske adn tepk nilkogo at teh icnglei. ryrJe gto Mr. yrorL’s ietotnnat by ouhngcgi louyld adn gutigrsne a efw mitse. Mr. rrLoy, ohw had soodt up to kloo ofr hmi, dndoed to yrJre and nteh sta nodw niaga.
“What’s HE got to do with the case?” asked the man he had spoken with. “hWat’s he gto to do itwh isth case?” eth nma xetn to Jrrey saked tabuo Mr. ryoLr.
“Blest if I know,” said Jerry. “I haev no iead,” idas Jrery.
“What have YOU got to do with it, then, if a person may inquire?” “thaW do you ahev to do ihwt it, if I may ska?”
“Blest if I know that either,” said Jerry. “I ndo’t nkwo that hieret,” dais rJrey.
The entrance of the Judge, and a consequent great stir and settling down in the court, stopped the dialogue. Presently, the dock became the central point of interest. Two gaolers, who had been standing there, wont out, and the prisoner was brought in, and put to the bar. hTe eujgd enertde dan nvereeyo in hte ucrot ogt dtsetle. reyrJ nad hte nma oestppd tignkla. enreyvoE fsdcoeu riteh iettnnoat on eth dcok, wreeh het rpnsieor saw to sdtan ratli. wTo jeailsr woh ahd eneb dniganst ereth twen tou of teh omro. eThy ecma back thwi eth norepsir and hbtgrou imh to the abr.
Everybody present, except the one wigged gentleman who looked at the ceiling, stared at him. All the human breath in the place, rolled at him, like a sea, or a wind, or a fire. Eager faces strained round pillars and corners, to get a sight of him; spectators in back rows stood up, not to miss a hair of him; people on the floor of the court, laid their hands on the shoulders of the people before them, to help themselves, at anybody’s cost, to a view of him--stood a-tiptoe, got upon ledges, stood upon next to nothing, to see every inch of him. Conspicuous among these latter, like an animated bit of the spiked wall of Newgate, Jerry stood: aiming at the prisoner the beery breath of a whet he had taken as he came along, and discharging it to mingle with the waves of other beer, and gin, and tea, and coffee, and what not, that flowed at him, and already broke upon the great windows behind him in an impure mist and rain. noErveye atders at mhi eetcxp rof het ggeiwd taneenmlg woh saw illts satigrn at hte ceglini. elPope deekep radoun pllaris dna ecnorrs to etg a psgmile of mhi. oehTs in hte akbc orws dsoot up rof a terteb look. eoepPl sdnntagi on eht noudrg orfol otdos on tehri soitept or detri to puhs smeesheltv up on erhto plpoee’s osleshrud. eJyrr, neeiobtlac by shi espdik hiar, odsot oganm hetm. siH aebhtr lmlseed of eth reeb he had ndkur on ish ayw htree. It idexm ihwt eth esmlls of ign, eta, dan ffceeo taht ceam rofm eht braseth of het htroe eolpep in teh rcwod. hTe heartb of the owdcr detmesa up the dsionww of the octrhesuuo.