The transition between Brille and Hannetjie are evident throughout the entire story. "Warder Hennetjie whipped out a knobkerrie and gave Brille several blows about the head." then "That evening in the cell Brille was very apologetic." Even though the warder was brutal to Brille, the prisoner was still the kind hearted man who cared for his "comrades." It goes back and forth showing how every time the warder beats Brille he turns around and apologizes to his span. He put his span before himself, being unselfish.