He was despised by the other convicts, for he was a "squealer."
I know a boy's code of honor, and how he regards a 'squealer.'
It hurt him, to think that he should be taken for a "squealer."
So he framed it up so that I appeared to be a squealer, and started the gangmen after me.
He never had been a “squealer,” and he was not going to begin now.
"Squealer and Squawker ...