Herrick paused in a long stride; with his bones slowly freezing in him he turned and faced the district-attorney.
"That is true, Mr. Prsident," responded the district-attorney.
Scare heads, involving everybody and everything, from the district-attorney to Plank's office boy, succeeded one another.
district-attorney Shannon, who had been listening attentively, sat down.
The Court and district-attorney and complainant all joined in, and the case was laughed out of court.
"But you are supposed to be in custody all this time," said the district-attorney.
There was no testimony but his and that of the coroner; but the lawyer and the district-attorney tilted with animus and vehemence.
The district-attorney laughed with triumph at the little straightening of Denny's nostrils.
The surprise of the district-attorney was, as Mr. Hickory in later days remarked, nuts to him.
Some weeks later the district-attorney renewed his motion; but again Burr was discharged by the grand jury, amid popular applause.
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