Several persons--men and women--most of them carrying small
bundles, stood at this turning, about 100 steps from the prison.
To the right there were several low wooden buildings; to the
left, a two-storeyed house with a signboard. The huge brick
building, the prison proper, was just in front, and the visitors
were not allowed to come up to it. A sentinel was pacing up and
down in front of it, and shouted at any one who tried to pass
At the gate of the wooden buildings, to the right, opposite the