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Joseph K

accused of a mysterious crime, fails in his attempts to seek exoneration, and is executed. [Ger. Lit.: Kafka The Trial]
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From the trial of James Stewart my husband gleaned much valuable material for his novel, the most important being the character of Alan Breck.
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.
In the very middle of the court was a table, with a large dish of tarts upon it: they looked so good, that it made Alice quite hungry to look at them--`I wish they'd get the trial done,' she thought, `and hand round the refreshments
THE remaining powers which the plan of the convention allots to the Senate, in a distinct capacity, are comprised in their participation with the executive in the appointment to offices, and in their judicial character as a court for the trial of impeachments.
And now, the trial being over, the good citizens of the Emerald City scattered to their homes, well content with the day's amusement.
Let the trial proceed - your motion is denied," said the Judge.
Avis Everhard took for granted that her narrative would be read in her own day, and so omits to mention the outcome of the trial for high treason.
To-day, the 15th of January, is the day of the trial.
The courthouse was crowded, of course, and would remain so to the finish, for not only in the town itself, but in the country for miles around, the trial was the one topic of conversation among the people.
I have told you that I mean to read the Trial," I said.
What is the trial for, when he is not here and will never return?
The trial came on at once, and, when he was put to the bar, he was seated in a chair.