What does 'honour among thieves' mean ??
From chapter - A question of trust (Footprints Without Feet).
Dear Student. The sentence means that although thieves steal from other people, there is still a code of honour among them whereby they do not disclose incriminating details about each other. Even those who are thieves will refrain from telling on each other and have a code of ethics to follow. Horace gets angry whenever anyone talks about "honour among thieves" because he was tricked by a young lady who was also a thief like him. Horace landed up in the prison because of her. We hope that this answer solves your query. Regards.