I judge only by the facts, the things you have said to me, your accusations
against Captain Granet.
Seeing that for such direct accusation before witnesses, if false or even mistaken, I should myself in a certain sense be made responsible, I am aware of that.
Seeing that his accusation of Sonia had completely failed, he had recourse to insolence:
You seem a worthy young man; I will depart from the strict line of my duty to aid you in discovering the author of this accusation.
Now," said the deputy, "answer me frankly, not as a prisoner to a judge, but as one man to another who takes an interest in him, what truth is there in the accusation contained in this anonymous letter?
You have but to slip your hand in the count's coat pocket and you will see that the accusation
is quite serious," insisted the accuser.
It is impossible for me to suppose that a lady in your position, and possessed of your high principles, would make such a serious accusation as this, without unanswerable reasons for doing so.
He would also have inferred that Miss Letitia's inquiries had proved her accusation to be well founded--if he had known of the new teacher's sudden dismissal from the school.
Some time after, the Shepherd, being imprisoned on a false accusation
, was condemned "to be cast to the Lions" as the punishment for his imputed crime.
Instantly my hands were at her throat, stifling a shriek, my knees were upon her struggling body; and there in the darkness, without a word of accusation
or reproach, I strangled her till she died!
And the protector of the people is like him; having a mob entirely at his disposal, he is not restrained from shedding the blood of kinsmen; by the favourite method of false accusation he brings them into court and murders them, making the life of man to disappear, and with unholy tongue and lips tasting the blood of his fellow citizen; some he kills and others he banishes, at the same time hinting at the abolition of debts and partition of lands: and after this, what will be his destiny?
And if they are unable to expel him, or to get him condemned to death by a public accusation, they conspire to assassinate him.
The cloud of a horrible accusation has rested on me for years.
I have mentioned an accusation which has rested on me for years.
I hope it may not,' said the Secretary in a lower voice, 'be the result of the false accusation
which has been retracted.