What could the Governor have done to securely bring back Evans to prison when he caught him at The Golden Lion? Does that final act of foolishness really prove that ‘he was just another good-for-a-giggle, gullible Governor, that was all’?
The Governor could have taken Evans in his vehicle from the hotel. After all those deceptions and misunderstandings, he should not have believed any one. If he would have been a bit more careful, the culprit could not get free again. Here two points come under our view. First the Governor should not have rang up the local police station for the van and the police officials. He was overconfident and believed what was happening there, was correct. It would have been in the fitness of the things that he should have taken the identity of the van, driver and the police officials.
But the Governor did not do anything. His act of foolishness proves beyond doubt that he was just an other good-for-a-giggle, guillible Governor, that was all. It was his last act of foolishness to believe the others, that helped Evans in running away once more. It proves that he was really a gullible Governor who can be easily deceived instead of his tight security arrangements.