If you ever read this tale, you will likely ask yourself more questions than I should care to answer: as for instance how the Appin murder has come to fall in the year 1751, how the Torran rocks have crept so near to Earraid, or why the printed trial is silent as to all that touches David Balfour.
Occasionally other trials than those of the Old Bailey would be included in the package of books we received from London; among these my husband found and read with avidity:--
Would it have been desirable to have composed the court for the trial
of impeachments, of persons wholly distinct from the other departments of the government?
You others, therefore, who are stronger than I, make trial of the bow and get this contest settled.
He was now the first to take the bow and arrow, so he went on to the pavement to make his trial, but he could not string the bow, for his hands were weak and unused to hard work, they therefore soon grew tired, and he said to the suitors, "My friends, I cannot string it; let another have it, this bow shall take the life and soul out of many a chief among us, for it is better to die than to live after having missed the prize that we have so long striven for, and which has brought us so long together.
was lying in the Tombs Prison, New York City, awaiting trial for murder.
Romaines, one of the tools in this affair, like Pervaise, was lying in jail in another state, Kansas, awaiting trial, when he was approached by the agents of the capitalists.
It is not, however, my intention to report in detail the course of the trial.
When the trial was resumed, Maitre Henri Robert questioned Daddy Mathieu as to his complicity in the death of the keeper.
Absolutely secure as Tom considered himself to be, the opening solemnities of the trial
had nevertheless oppressed him with a vague uneasiness, his being a nature sensitive to even the smallest alarms; but from the moment that the poverty and weakness of Wilson's case lay exposed to the court, he was comfortable once more, even jubilant.
It is needless to relate them here; they came out at his trial
, and the revelation of his calmness in confronting them came near to saving his neck.
Jaggers caused an application to be made for the postponement of his trial
until the following Sessions.