what kind of a person was evans ?
Evans was a congenital kleptomaniac. He was given the title of “Evans the Break” as he had thrice escaped from the prison. He was a very clever, humorous and lively person. His entire plan of pretending to take tuitions for the o-level exam, the escape after the examination and then the final flight turned out all well. He had hoax calls made inorder to get the required information. Further, he was manipulative which is evident in the way he successfully convinced the officers to let him keep his hat on which hid his cropped hair that helped him impersonate McLeery later on. He made several clever yet seemingly innocent moves, like taking on a blanket, keeping the pen in the mouth, etc. Moreover, he was a humorous person who cracked jokes with the Governor towards the end of the story. Even his jokes were full of clever remarks. He was not the violent sort and used to win over people through his imitations as in the Christmas concerts. He was good at pretentions and reeked of confidence, both of which helped in carrying out his escape plan.