Ashes of evidence

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byEric Levison

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ity, and the straight shaft of soft light beamed steadily on his features. The prosecutor felt, vaguely, that it was a pity that what promised to be a masterly example of pleading should go unheard save by the three men present. The magistrate seemed calm and detached as he waited patiently for the speaker to continue. To the strange eye, Magistrate Sanders would have given the impression of being occupied with thoughts a thousand miles removed from the case under consideration. He seemed so utterly unconscious of his position, and gave so little evidence of listening, that it was hard to believe that this was the man of whom it was said that never a point--never the slightest inflection of a voice--was lost upon him. That Harry Lerner was paving the way for a confession of his misdemeanor was plainly evident to the prosecutor and he looked suggestively at his assistant, for, if Lerner intended to wipe the slate clean with one sweep, the wiping would at least prove interesting. "Lucian Avery came to me at a time when it was necessary--when it was absolutely essential--that I have a large sum of money. If the court desires to know why this money was needed, I can give even that information--although I earnestly hope that it will not be necessary." A slight shake of the magistrate's head indicated that he had heard, although from his attitude the fact would hardly have been believed. "Your Honor, consider for a moment the position of a man not greatly gifted by nature, a failure in his chosen profession, young, ambitious, passionately desirous of making his way, earnestly striving for unattainable goals and failing constantly and miserably. Consider also a sudden grave need. A need that demanded for its satisfaction more money than this young man had ever before p...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ity, and the straight shaft of soft light beamed steadily on his features. The prosecutor felt, vaguely, that it was a pity that what...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217688470

ISBN - 13:9780217688475

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