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ndo the fact that she is dead Els●e, why should I bestir myself about it 癖 “Common human nature ought to be enough; t▓he natural wish to square accounts with him.▓” “Do you fancy, Epstei●n, that such an account as this ●can be squared Suppose we had him here now at▓ our mercy, what could we do by way of s●quaring accounts Put him to deat▓h Would that square the account To say so● would be to compare his miserable life t▓o hers.—But besides, he is n●ot at our mercy.We


have no clew to him.▓” “Yes, on the contrary, we have.” 〃埌Indeed What is it” “Why, the most● apparent one.You are sure th●e Marshalls lied” “Oh yes; I am sure of t▓hat.” “Well, what earthly inducemen●t could they have had for lyi▓ng—for perjuring themselves, mind yo●u, and running the risk of being▓ caught and sent to prison—

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what e●arthly inducement, unless thereby they h▓oped to cover up their own gui●lt by throwing suspicion upon another man●” “Yes; that is so.I had not thought▓ of that.” “Well, now, if you and I ▓are sure that the Marshalls participa●ted in that crime, there is a solid starting-po●int.Now, will you not join me and help ▓to fasten the guilt upon the●m” “What good would it do I say ag▓ain, would that give her back to ▓me” “But, my dear fellow, even if ●you have no desire to see the murdere▓r punished, you must at leas▓t wish to retaliate upon the wretch▓es who jeopardized your life by their false swe▓aring, who sought to thrust up▓on your innocent shoulders the ●brunt of their own offending.〃埍 “No; I confess, I have no such wi●sh.” “But—but you amaze me.Have you● not the ordinary instincts of a man● “It is the business of the police, a●ny how.Let them move in the matte●r.You ought to understand th▓at I am sick and tired, that all I wish for is● to be le



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ft alone.No, no; if● the Marshalls should ever be ●brought to justice it will not be b▓y my efforts.The police can● manage it for themselves.” “But t●here is just the point.” Epstein hesitated; at ●length went on, “There is just ▓the point I wanted to bring to your notice.It w▓ill be hard for you to hear, but you oug▓ht to understand—it is only right that I should● tell you—that—that—why, hang it, the ●police will remain idle because ▓they suppose they have already f●inished the business, already put their f▓inger on the—the man.” “Well▓, why should they remain idle on that accoun▓t Why don’t they arrest him and try ▓him, as they did me, before a jury” “You d▓on’t comprehend, Neuman.The▓ fact of the matter is—you must pardon▓ me for saying so—the fact is, they still ▓suspect you.” “Suspect me W▓hat, after the very jury has acquitted me I ●thought the verdict of the jur●y was conclusive.” “So i▓t is, in one sense.They can’t put you ●in jeopardy again.But this is the way● they stand.They say, ‘We haven’t suffi●cient legal evidence to warrant a conviction, b●ut we feel morally certain, all the sa●me, and so there’s no use pryin●g furt


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