The end of the flight

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byBurton Kline

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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. 1917. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II THE L County Court House, a brick building of uncertain war-time architecture and of no very great distinction, placed in a small tree-shaded square, gives up almost the whole of its second floor to the court-room proper. In the rear of this larger room are quarters for juries, a smaller court-room for minor and juvenile cases, a library of law books, and retiring-rooms for the Judge and for pleaders at the bar. The ground floor of the building, cloven from end to end by a tiled corridor, is honeycombed with offices leading off from this divisive hall, each office fronted with a frosted glass door, each door bearing appropriate sign of its function and occupancy. Rooms are allotted to the Prothonotary, to the Orphans Court, to the Court of Oyer and Terminer, to the County Commissioners, the County Treasurer and the Sheriff. A last door, opening from the hall about midway along its length, lettered "Court's Chambers," admitted the duly accredited visitor to a rich red rug laid within four high walls solidly lined with law books. On one side the wall of books is punctured by the door of admittance. On the opposite side of the room two tall and wide windows look out upon the elm-dotted square, with the street beyond. At one end the books are parted about a marble fireplace, and at the other end about the door to the vaulted filing-room adjoining. The room is finished in walnut, and littered with a thicket of chairs and small tables in the same sombre wood. Out of this jungle of furniture rise two painted iron columns, of Corinthian persuasion, to support a portion of the general court-room above. In this work-room sat Judge Penning one morning about the middle of February, seated behind a broad and flat walnut desk stationed beside one of the tall...

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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. 1917. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II THE L County Court House, a brick building of uncertain war-time architecture and of no very great distinction, pla...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217624715

ISBN - 13:9780217624718

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