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I see that when Sir Stafford Cripps addressed the prisoners

in Pentonville he was well questioned by his audience after his address. So—si parva licet componere magnis—was I when I was once at Pentonville on a like errand. What is more, the questions were as intelligent and pertinent as any I have had occasion to cope with anywhere. That was a considerable time ago. The date could be fixed, because the condemned cell was occupied by one of the

murderers of Field-Marshal Sir Henry Wilson. JANus.