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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t18321129-220-defend1934 t18321129-220-deflabel1245"/> there about seven years ago; I had lived there a fortnight; on the 25th of November, at half-past four in the evening, I made the bed in the club-room, and left the child's clothes on the bed, and the curtains were on the bed - I found the club-room door open at a quarter to seven o'clock, and found her concealed behind the door; I asked what brought her there; she said, she was a poor woman; I detained her, and called my master - I went into the bed-room, and found all the clothes off the bed; I was the only servant - nobody but her could have gone to the bed-room - the club-room is on the first floor - the articles in the indictment were gone off the bed - it was a turn-up bed which stood in the club-room.</p>
<persName id="t18321129-220-person1941"> PHILIP ARNUSS
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<interp inst="t18321129-220-person1941" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the house. The prisoner lived with me about seven years ago - Hurley called me up - I found the prisoner in the club-room - I said, "You wretch, have you come back again!" she fell on her knees, begged pardon, and said she would never come to my house any more - I sent for a Policeman - the bed was completely stripped of all the things; she had her shoes off; she has been committed twice for robbing me before - I found all these things removed from the bed, ready to be taken away - she begged me not to prosecute her.</p>
<persName id="t18321129-220-person1942"> HENRY HARRIS
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<interp inst="t18321129-220-person1942" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Policeman. I received her in charge - the things were all laying at her feet in the club-room.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I had not broken my fast for three days - poverty drove me to it.</p>
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