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Returning to work, the lawyer finds a note from the landlord explaining that he has had Bartleby  arrested for vagrancy and that the lawyer should appear at the prison to state the facts in the case.  That same day, the lawyer confers with a prison official and explains that, although Bartleby behaves  perversely, he is an honest man and deserving of kindness, even if he must be sent to the  poorhouse. Since Bartleby is not considered a dangerous criminal, he has the run of the prison yard, where the  lawyer finds him facing a high wall within sight of thieves and murderers. At the lawyer's approach,  Bartleby does not turn around and refuses to converse. The lawyer disclaims any part in Bartleby's  arrest and reminds him that the yard is pleasantly grassy and open to the sky; Bartleby retorts, "I  know where I am."
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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