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"Wat Tyler," returned the monk, sternly, "this is not my counselthis, then, is the traitor!but perhaps he has obtained the charters!"
"Just as we were coming out of the prison-yard we saw a man standing in a cage with his head through a board in the top, while his toes just touched the bottom. Unless he stood on tiptoe, the weight of his body fell on his neck; and everybody knows how difficult it is to remain on[Pg 373] tiptoe for any length of time. Sometimes men are compelled to stand in this way till they die, but generally the punishment is confined to a few hours. It is the form most frequently employed for the sentence of criminals who have been robbing on the public highway, and are convicted of using violence at the time of committing their offences.
Lord Inverbroom was a great friend of Miss Properts father at one time, he said. He told me so only to-day.
She stopped for a moment, smiling at him through her tears.