What birds have done with me by Victor KutchinWhat birds have done with me by Victor Kutchin

What birds have done with me

byVictor Kutchin

Paperback | February 9, 2012

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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.1922 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV JAYS AND CROWS By common consent the birds whose names stand at the head of this chapter are members of a most disreputable family and are sure enough undesirables and should be deported to that excessively hot and waterless region from whence they came. It's as clear as mud that black and blue are the colors of assault and battery and assault and battery is a flourish, common way down in the dregs of society, where laborers fight and drunken brutes whip their wives and eyes are decorated with the colors of the Jay and the Crow Not everything can be allowed in the best society and, it will scarcely permit the bare mention of anything so coarse and common and Bolshevist as blue marauders and black robbers. Believing every one innocent until proved guilty is reversed in the case of the prisoners at the bar, who are required to prove their innocence after being arrested on suspicion and tried before prejudiced juries. As their attorney, though without a retainer, I shall stand upon the rights of my clients to a separate trial and to summon essential witnesses at any cost with usual adjournments taken in their absence. If the court please, I demand the dismissal of the case on two points, the first of which is that there is no evidence of guilt, or even serious misdemeanor against the defendants, and the second, that the plaintiffs have not been made to put up security for costs. I object, Your Honor, to excusing the plaintiffs from the usual security for costs as it establishes the dangerous principle of allowing the quarrelsome and ignorant a free hand in jeopardizing the liberty of any one so unfortunate as to incur their displeasure, and they themselves escape all responsibility in the matter at issue. If the court please, we will proceed to exam...
Title:What birds have done with meFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217420729

ISBN - 13:9780217420723