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stand. It was before the sun came up.
It was before the people began to go
to work. It was it was it was while
they were killing Louie up there" in
the terrible death-house!
"All that night I couldn't sleep. I
walked miles and miles, I guess,
through the dark, empty streets,
through the long rows of tenements.
"At rst I cried out loud as I walked,
and then after awhile, when I felt
it must all be over up there at Sing
Sing, I began to grow quiet, and what
Louie had said to me came into my
"It was Easter Sunday afternoon,
the last time I ever saw him, and I
asked him if he did shoot Rosenthal.
He saidr 'No, kid, I didn't honest to
God!' Then I said, 'Well, Louis, what
about that talk, then, you had with
Rose that time he said if you didn't
'dome across' Becker would frame
you and the boys?'
" 'I always knew you heard that
talk, Lilly,' he said. 'Well, it was true.
Rose did bring me that message from
Becker, but I didn't do any of th
shooting nor did Whitey Lewis. Dago
Frank, Gyp the Blood and one other
did it And when I am gone I want
you to tell the world what you know.
But don't say it till I am dead. I don't
want to die a squealer!'
"And that morning I fought it all
out alone with God. I thought, 'Shall
I keep my promise to Louie to tell
the truth about this thing even if it
sends another man to that awful
death-chair, even if it makes poor
Mrs. Becker go through the terrible
suffering I have just gone through?'
"And only one answer kept on com
ing, 'You must keep vour promise to
your husband and do your duty, no
matter what it costs anybody.'
"And so I have done it! And now
I am going away to rest and try to
"But there is one thing I knew I
can never forget, and that is that ter
rible hour the hour -when I knew
they were killing Louie and when I
was alone with my God -asking
whether I should say the words that
I knew might make another Sing
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est of the bog's deer's troubles are
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