A Life for a Life

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byRobert Herrick

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...winter day from the larger centres of the country. These were exchanging greetings, jesting among themselves, while the special gladiators of the fray consulted apart. At last the hand of the clock had travelled over its face and pointed to noon. There was a hush; the spectators rose to their feet as the judges filed in silently and took their seats behind the bench of high justice. Old men, these, demurely robed in black,--white-haired, bent, fragile old men. As they settled themselves in their padded chairs, the clerk droned the ancient formula,--the call to the bar of justice. "All who seek justice of the Supreme Court of the United States shall now draw near and plead their cause." This vestige of the ceremonious past sounded strangely in a practical age. As the spectators sat, a little man, stoop-shouldered and gray, took his place at the table in face of the Chief Justice and cleared his throat. A justice leisurely wiped his glasses, and with a long bony finger dipped into the pages of the voluminous brief. In those six fat volumes of briefs and in the ponderous "record" of the case in the lower courts may be found the minute chronicle of this celebrated cause, dead and dusty already, full of affidavit and citation, testimony and points of law. The tale lies buried there in a flood of language, a tangled maze of detail.... "I hope," whispered a little woman at Hugh's elbow, "that Fred got a bite of something--a cup of coffee anyway!" She must be wife, sister, or friend of the stoopshouldered lawyer now addressing the court in halting periods. "I'm sure he'll do well!" her friend replied, encouragingly. The little man was telling the story of the great power company, revealing its origin, its growth, its methods,--a story in which...

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...winter day from the larger centres of the country. These were exchanging greetings, jesting among themselves, w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217341632

ISBN - 13:9780217341639

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