The walls are cracked and water runs upon them in thin threads without sound, black and glistening as blood. We stole the candle from the larder of the Home of the Street Sweepers. We shall be sentenced to ten years in the Palace of Corrective Detention if it be discovered.
1. Palace of Corrective Detention:
I am not quite sure about this term because "palace" is supposed to be a harmonic and beautiful place but how the book portrays the Palace of Corrective Detention, I can clearly see that it is not harmonic and beautiful at all. Further on the book, we can find out that people are actually hurt in the palace.
How this word is used in the book is simple, it is used to explain that the council of scholars has manage to gather great knowledge, therefore they can now cure any minor disease.