'"But the costs, my dear Sir, the costs of all this," reasoned the attorney, when he had recovered from his momentary surprise.
'The attorney named a large sum, at hazard, as the advance he should require to secure himself against the possibility of loss; but more with the view of ascertaining how far his client was really disposed to go, than with any idea that he would comply with the demand.
'The draft was duly honoured, and the attorney, finding that his strange client might be safely relied upon, commenced his work in earnest.
"Oh, I'll prosecute you all right," retorted the Prosecuting Attorney.
"You'd better shake and make up," the Prosecuting Attorney repeated, and this time there was almost a threat in his voice.
The morning of the trial the Prosecuting Attorney made another attempt to patch up the affair.
It was delivered to the letter, perhaps, but with all that moral coloring which can be conveyed under such expressions as, “thinking no harm,” “feeling it my bounden duty as a magistrate,” and “seeing that the constable was back’ard in the business.” When he had done, and the district attorney declined putting any further interrogatories, Mr.
But the attorney saw that the impression was in favor of his client, and waving his hand with a supercilious manner, as if unwilling to insult the understanding of the jury with any further defence, he replied:
District Attorney,” said the Judge, “have you anything to say?” Mr.
It is still possible to believe that the attorney was not more guilty toward him than an ingenious machine, which performs its work with much regularity, is guilty toward the rash man who, venturing too near it, is caught up by some fly-wheel or other, and suddenly converted into unexpected mince-meat.
Tulliver's voice trembled a little, and she could make no answer to the attorney's "good morning," but curtsied and walked out in silence.
The district attorney ran his finger briskly down a printed card.
The district attorney shook hands quickly, and retreated to his private office.
?" said the president, stupefied, and without noticing the agitation which spread over the face of M.
managed as well on my side; made them believe