Aaron Trow

Aaron Trow

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Aaron Trow by Anthony Trollope

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ed. There is also in the islands a strong military fortress, though not a fortress looking magnificent to the eyes of civilians, as do Malta and Gibraltar. There are also here some six thousand white people and some six thousand black people, eating, drinking, sleeping, and dying.

The convict establishment is the most notable feature of Bermuda to a stranger, but it does not seem to attract much attention from the regular inhabitants of the place. There is no intercourse between the prisoners and the Bermudians. The convicts are rarely seen by them, and the convict islands are rarely visited. As to the prisoners themselves, of course it is not open to them--or should not be open to them--to have intercourse with any but the prison authorities.

There have, however, been instances in which convicts have escaped from their confinement, and made their way out among the islands. Poor wretches! As a rule, there is but little chance for any that can so escape. The whole length of the cluster is but twe

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Unextraordinary tale about the eponymous escaped convict set in Bermuda in the days when it was a convict island, Trow's attack on a clergyman's fiancee, and the subsequent pursuit. If this were a movie, it would have a couple of good set-pieces but there's nothing new or unique here.
Good short story by Anthony Trollope about an escaped convict in Bermuda. It will give you food for thought.