He stood about, restless and uneasy, for a while, glancing at the door, every now and then, hoping she would repent and come to find him.
Tom went to bed that night planning vengeance against Alfred Temple; for with shame and repentance Becky had told him all, not forgetting her own treachery; but even the longing for vengeance had to give way, soon, to pleasanter musings, and he fell asleep at last with Becky’s latest words lingering dreamily in his ear— "Tom, how COULD you be so noble!"
"I wish now I’d thought," said Tom, with a repentant tone; "but I dreamt about you, anyway.
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Prisoners who show repentance are more likely to be released on parole.