A Full Confession and Other Stories

A Full Confession and Other Stories

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... various stages of hysterics. Then the police appeared, and there were depositions to be taken. Evershed beheld the callousness with which the matter was regarded with disgust and fury. A man shot--brutally murdered--seemed in Oraka Woods an ordinary affair enough. A "drunk and incapable" charge was not accepted more lightly at Marlborough Street. The official who questioned Mrs. Coulson-Grey, when she had recovered her senses, chewed tobacco, and spat the juice on the floor, between his interrogatories. Well, they had to continue their journey, and the poor fellow's place in the company had to be filled; but a couple of months afterwards it devolved upon Mrs. Coulson-Grey and Evershed to return to Oraka Woods as witnesses at the trial. The judge was a one-armed man, whose nonchalance equalled that of the police officials at the time of the tragedy. The prisoner, who seemed to know he would not be convicted, gazed about the court indifferently, and Mrs. Coulson-Grey and Evershed, scarcely able. to contain their indignation, looked at each other in helpless rage. The judge found that there was no evidence. He ordered the jury to acquit the prisoner; and the jury, without retiring, returned a verdict of "Not Guilty." The proceedings terminated--their informality was as startling as the "justice" of them--and Percy and the manageress went back to their hotel to await the departure of their train. "Anything more infamous--!" panted Mrs. Coulson-Grey; and burst into tears. Evershed answered nothing, but he wished that the judge had had his complement of arms, that he might have broken all the bones in his body. In the bar downstairs he said as much half an hour later. He said that such a...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236970616
  • 9781236970619