William was released in September, several months after his imprisonment, after the authorities finally determined that he was not a national security threat to England. He was a belligerent young man with a bad attitude and a knack for stealing the shoes of the other prisoners and then trading them back to their owners for food, but that was not enough to keep him in jail.
He walked out of the prison gate with nothing but two pounds in his pocket and anger on his mind. He climbed onto the boat waiting to take him across the short expanse of sea, back to England. He squinted his eyes and threw his head back, letting the setting sun hit his face, breathing in the cool salty sea air.
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