Randolph emphasized the word "chain" satirically, being under the impression that no watch was attached. "Yes; you may like to see my new watch." And Luke, with pardonable triumph, produced his new watch, which was a stem-winder, whereas Randolph's was only a key-winder. Randolph condescended to take the watch in his hands and examine it. "Where was this bought?" he asked. "At Benedict's."
It was with great difficulty that the boys dissuaded him from this barbaric act, the horror of which did not seem to appeal either to him or his savage companion. Once in old Desmond's cell it did not take long to get the watch an aged gold key-winder and present it to the delighted savages. But several precious minutes were lost in showing the two how to wind it up.