Under The Harrow

Paperback | January 30, 2012

byEllis Meredith

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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. 1907. Excerpt: ... XVIII HEN the court reconvened the next morning there was some question in regard to swearing the children. Willie Hinckley, the boy who had confessed to being a witness of the murder, and who had rescinded his confession afterward, was the first witness produced by the prosecution. The judge called the lad to him, and got from him a fragmentary statement of his views concerning the nature of oaths. He did not permit the boy to be sworn. Ted looked at the judge attentively. He remembered that some one had told him that the judge had once been compared to Abraham Lincoln, and from that good hour that he had been trying to live up to and increase the resemblance. He was a very tall man, with a rather shambling frame, and shoulders that had a charitable, earthly stoop. The resemblance ended there; otherwise the judge was distinctly handsome, and his manner was so patient that Ted found himself wondering whether by any chance the judge had some not over-saintly boys of his own. He decided that he was glad to have his case before a judge who wanted to be like Lincoln. Hinckley was a lad of twelve, and having told his story and taken it back several times, he now retold it concisely and clearly. Lorraine, sitting at the reporters' table, looked over at Ted anxiously. Harrison conducted the cross-examination; it seemed to her prejudiced mind that his manner was perfunctory. As the boy was about to leave the stand, Ted stopped him a moment. "You say that Patsy was lying down when he was shot?" he asked. "Yes, sir, with his arm thrown over his head," answered the boy. "Roy, he stood at his feet and fired." "How far was the muzzle of the gun from his head?" "Not more than a foot." "Oh, it was a gun then; can you tell us what kind of a gun it was? I mean did it have...

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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. 1907. Excerpt: ... XVIII HEN the court reconvened the next morning there was some question in regard to swearing the children. Willie Hinckley, t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217140246

ISBN - 13:9780217140249

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