John Macfarlane, introduced as evidence in the trial, says: "There is one Alan Stewart, a distant friend of the late Ardshiel's, who is in the French service, and came over in March last, as he said to some, in order to settle at home; to others, that he was to go soon back; and was, as I hear, the day that the murder was committed, seen not far from the place where it happened, and is not now to be seen; by which it is believed he was the actor.
There are many incidents given in the trial that point to Alan's fiery spirit and Highland quickness to take offence.
I've so often read in the newspapers, at the end of trials
, "There was some attempts at applause, which was immediately suppressed by the officers of the court," and I never understood what it meant till now.
The necessity of a numerous court for the trial of impeachments, is equally dictated by the nature of the proceeding.
Those who know anything of human nature, will not hesitate to answer these questions in the affirmative; and will be at no loss to perceive, that by making the same persons judges in both cases, those who might happen to be the objects of prosecution would, in a great measure, be deprived of the double security intended them by a double trial.
But now that this foolish trial is ended, I will tell you what really became of your pet piglet.
And now, the trial being over, the good citizens of the Emerald City scattered to their homes, well content with the day's amusement.
Handsome is that handsome does'," said my master; "you are only taking him on trial
, and I am sure you will do fairly by him, young man.
This done, he went on to the pavement to make trial
of the bow; thrice did he tug at it, trying with all his might to draw the string, and thrice he had to leave off, though he had hoped to string the bow and shoot through the iron.
He testified to this at the trial
, but no one believed him.
itself was presided over by Monsieur de Rocouz, a judge filled with the prejudice of his class, but a man honest at heart.
People were sorry for Pudd'nhead Wilson; his budding career would get hurt by this trial
I have told you that I mean to read the Trial
," I said.
From the county jail where he had been confined to await his trial
he had escaped by knocking down his jailer with an iron bar, robbing him of his keys and, opening the outer door, walking out into the night.
He lay in prison very ill, during the whole interval between his committal for trial
, and the coming round of the Sessions.