The banker’s watchman is mostly absent from the narrative, but he is there to make sure the lawyer doesn’t escape. When the banker goes to sneak into the garden wing late at night before the bet is set to end, the watchman has presumably taken shelter from the bad weather and fallen asleep. Later, he runs to tell the banker that the lawyer climbed through the window and escaped.
The Watchman Character Timeline in The Bet
The timeline below shows where the character The Watchman appears in The Bet. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.