The roll call finished, the president ordered them to read the act of accusation. Athos turned pale.
Never till then had a more brutal accusation or meaner insults tarnished kingly majesty.
The second accusation he meets by interrogating Meletus, who is present and can be interrogated.
Leaving Meletus, who has had enough words spent upon him, he returns to the original accusation. The question may be asked, Why will he persist in following a profession which leads him to death?
"I judge only by the facts, the things you have said to me, your accusations
against Captain Granet.
Hearken to him, but do not fail to hear the delight which is in all accusation
I will not therefore return to himself the charge brought against me but to himself Yes, Brian de Bois-Guilbert, to thyself I appeal, whether these accusations
are not false?
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.
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.
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
. Here is the paper; do you know the writing?" As he spoke, Villefort drew the letter from his pocket, and presented it to Dantes.
Mr Partridge, therefore, was summoned to attend, in order to his defence (if he could make any) against this accusation
The cloud of a horrible accusation
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which has been retracted.'
"But at least, Mamma, you cannot deny the absurdity of the accusation
, though you may not think it intentionally ill-natured.
Winthrop, though possessed with a dim fear of dangers attendant on so long a journey, and requiring many assurances that it would not take them out of the region of carriers' carts and slow waggons, was nevertheless well pleased that Silas should revisit his own country, and find out if he had been cleared from that false accusation