By Francis Selwyn
From Newgate Gaol come sinister rumours of a guy to be hanged for a homicide he didn't dedicate. to arrive the United States and be misplaced without end, 'Handsome' Jack Rann needs to get away the death-cell and pull off the theft deliberate through his lifeless associate, Pandy Quinn.
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Inch by inch, he was climbing now. The yard was three feet below him at a guess, the cell door still unopened. His hands sweated but held. The York paving was four feet down ... five ... and six. Once he thought he heard the metal ram of a key in a lock. Pressing the bruised granite with all his strength he waited motionless, as though this would make him invisible, but he heard no more. It was another cell, not his. His might be next. The art of it was to find patches where the hauling up of the iron tank had roughened the stone.
A temporary black-draped platform stood out from it. Carts carrying posts and planks had rattled up Snow Hill as late as four in the morning to complete the work. The carpenters had erected two black-painted posts on the platform with a stout cross-beam between them. A dark iron chain dangled from the centre of the beam. The hammering died away. Last of all, a coach carrying the Sheriff of Middlesex and his guests made its way through the crowd and the doors of the great prison closed behind it.
It was chance that Pandy Quinn fell first into their hands. A knife had slipped while Pandy was held down for questioning, but Bully Bragg and Strap Mulligan had turned even that accident to profit by casting Handsome Jack as Pandy's killer. A trickster and an artist with a lock, he fitted every item on their bill. He shivered, hearing again the voices of the ragged children who ran after the pauper hearse, as it carried the body to the riverside mortuary. Tandy Quinn! Pandy Quinn! Lived by evil, died in sin!
The Hangman's Child: A Sergeant Verity Novel by Francis Selwyn