How did Jeffery get Arnold Jones out of Mr. Finsterwald's backyard?

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It is not certain how Jeffrey got to Arnold. Some say he hopped the fence, others say he just opened the gate and strolled into the backyard. Whatever the case, Arnold "fainted dead away" when he saw Jeffrey, and Jeffrey simply "crouched down (and) hoisted Arnold Jones's limp carcass over his shoulder, and hauled him out of there like a sack of flour". He then daringly deposited Arnold on Finsterwald's front steps, and sat there cooly reading a book while Arnold "came to (and) took off like a horsefly from a swatter" (Chapter 5).