“He’ll do his bit next time without any short-time or clemency foolishness.”-Who makes this comment and about whom? What message does the person intend to convey through this remark?

Ben Price, the detective in the short story, Jimmy Valentine’ makes this remark about Jimmy Valentine, the infamous safe-cracker. > Ben Price was well aware of the activities of Jimmy Valentine and his method and style of functioning. On an earlier occasion Jimmy had been accused in a case and sentenced to four years’ imprisonment. But after serving ten months in prison, Jimmy received pardon from the Governor and was released. Immediately after his release from jail, Jimmy committed three safe-cracking burglaries at three different places. Ben Price determined to book Jimmy for his offences through proper investigations and to see that he was punished adequately for the full term and did not obtain any clemency or short time.

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