It was a lime-washed, stone-floored room, unspeakably dreary with its furniture of deal boards and benches, and its prison smell. You begin to wonder whether you will ever get to the end—still more, how on earth you are going to get back.
I have talked about this to scores of miners and they all admit that the 'travelling' is hard work; in any case when you hear them discussing a pit among themselves the 'travelling' is always one of the things they discuss.
The canal path was a mixture of cinders and frozen mud, criss-crossed by the imprints of innumerable clogs, and all round, as far as the slag-heaps in the distance, stretched the 'flashes'—pools of stagnant water that had seeped into the hollows caused by the subsidence of ancient pits. Our time in the spike was up, but we could riot go until the doctor had examined us again, for the authorities have a terror of smallpox and its distribution by tramps.
It is not long since conditions in the mines were worse than they are now.
Ducking the beams becomes more and more of an effort, and sometimes you forget to duck. Two warders marched on either side of the prisoner, with their rifles at the slope; two others marched close against him, gripping him by arm and shoulder, as though at once pushing and supporting him.
Old 'Daddy', aged seventy-four, with his truss, and his red, watering eyes, a herring-gutted starveling with sparse beard and sunken cheeks, looking like the corpse of Lazarus in some primitive picture: It had already destroyed somebody's bamboo hut, killed a cow and raided some fruit-stalls and devoured the stock; also it had met the municipal rubbish van and, when the driver jumped out and took to his heels, had turned the van over and inflicted violences upon it.
Is that entitled to a hearing? Some of their books were refused or even banned and only became officially published in the s. Their next meal is never quite secure, and so they cannot think of anything except the next meal. These were the condemned men, due to be hanged within the next week or two.
Two or three figures wen there stay ineradicably in my mind. But I did not want to shoot the elephant. And it was at this moment, as I stood there with the rifle in my hands, that I first grasped the hollowness, the futility of the white man's dominion in the East.
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One prisoner had been brought out of his cell. We were too tired to talk much. Littered on the grass, we seemed dingy, urban riff-raff. He is a sort of caryatid upon whose shoulders nearly everything that is not grimy is supported.
Apparently the Russians have a right to defend themselves, whereas for us to do [so] is a deadly sin. The elephant was standing eight yards from the road, his left side towards us.
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