Blind Justice and Who, Being Dead, Yet Speaketh.

Blind Justice and Who, Being Dead, Yet Speaketh.

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...who, wearying at last of his confinement, and having told all he knew, was suffered to depart. So that, in due leisurely course, Her Majesty's most gracious pardon was extended to Judith for a sin she had never committed, and on the morning that she was set free, a curious and pretty scene was enacted outside the gaol gates, at which I gladly assisted. For thither came flocking matrons and maids, men and youths, little children with chubby hands quite full of flowers, and even old gaffers and gammers leaning on their sticks, eager to swell the note of welcome that was ready to burst forth at sight of the woman whom one and all had so cruelly misjudged. Not a matron there but had put on her smartest finery, not a man but Was redded up as if he were bent on courting; half a-dozen young girls had been decked out in all the available white clothes of the community, and carried in their aprons the flowers of which they had despoiled their cottage gardens to throw at Judith's feet. For the morning of her release was also Judith's wedding-day, though she little guessed with what hearty goodwill, and in what numbers it was to be attended. Mingling with the crowd, whose eyes never left the yet unopened door through which Judith must pass, I heard many things said in the soft Cornish sing-song voice that now moved my heart, and now provoked me to a smile; but through all I traced the honest, sincere nature of a people anxious to make amends for the wrong they had done, and full of pity for her upon whom they had cast such heavy stones. Among them, blazing with triumph and with a sheep-faced man beside her, who was probably the only unwilling spectator present, stood the woman who had been Judith's friend, and who had...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236840631
  • 9781236840639