The Case Of The People Against The Lawyers And The Courts; Interviews With An Outdoor Philosopher

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byFrank Cramer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915. Excerpt: ... IV Solemn Farces Before I found the Open-Air Philosopher again he had drifted several miles down the canon. Although he could get along comfortably by slowly sucking the bit of water out of his own tracks at Lone Willow Spring, he evidently dreamed of abundance, too. For now he was standing directly across the trail, half in shadow and half in the sun, where he could hear the pure mountain water gurgle in a great spring out of the base of a vertical cliff. It played its way into the sun and lost itself in the gravel below. By the water where he stood there were a few square rods of luxuriant life, a crowded little oasis of clematis, grapevines, goldenrod, willows, bees, beetles, sparrows, a quail. There was a faint suggestion of the hot moisture of a swamp. But a few feet above his tail in a crevice of the cliff, was the desert--a stunted, gray and sleepy sagebrush. "No better book of jokes for the American people could be written," he said, "than a collection of legal errors on which appeals and reversals have been based. But even such intellectual folly could be tolerated if the effect of error were even-handed. If a man commits embezzlement or bribery, unless he is prosecuted within a given time the statute of limitations runs against his act, and thereafter he can be as independent as those who have behaved themselves. But if a board of school trustees issues bonds and anywhere in the complicated process commits a petty, unintentional error, that error has perpetual force and may even deprive an honest investor of the money that he paid for the bonds. It is small comfort to know that such errors would have absolutely no effect and would in most cases never be known, if there were not a special class of men whose efforts were given over to nosing about...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915. Excerpt: ... IV Solemn Farces Before I found the Open-Air Philosopher again he had drifted several miles down the canon. Although he could ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217887171

ISBN - 13:9780217887175

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