Tutt and Mr. Tutt

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1920 - American literature - 304 pages
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This collection of humorous short stories features good-hearted Mr. Tutt, a legal sharpshooter, and his assistant of the coincidental same name. Together they obtain justice for a variety of clients.

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Page 200 - And marshal me to knavery: Let it work; For 'tis the sport, to have the engineer Hoist with his own petar...
Page 103 - There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother's womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.
Page 232 - No freeman shall be taken, or imprisoned, or disseized, or outlawed, or exiled, or in any way harmed — nor will we go upon or send upon him — save by the lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land.
Page 275 - It is consequently my degrading duty to serve this upstart as First Lord of the Treasury, Lord Chief Justice, Commander-in-Chief, Lord High Admiral, Master of the Buckhounds, Groom of the Back Stairs, Archbishop of Titipu, and Lord Mayor, both acting and elect, all rolled into one.
Page 159 - But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it hath been testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but that he hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death.
Page 159 - If an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die : then the ox shall be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten ; but the owner of the ox shall be quit.
Page 103 - And when Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, Come up this once, for he hath shewed me all his heart.
Page 159 - Justice ruled, that if a dog has once bit a man, and the owner having notice thereof keeps the dog, and lets him go about or lie at his door; an action will lie against him at the suit of a person who is bit, though it happened by such person treading on the dog's toes, for it was owing to his not hanging the dog on the first notice. And the safety of the King's subjects ought not afterwards to be endangered.
Page 202 - no man can justify selling corrupt victual, but an action on the case lies against the seller, whether the victual was warranted to be good or not.
Page 253 - AB: You are commanded to appear before CD, a justice of the peace of township, in county (or as the case may be ), at (naming the place), on (stating the day and hour), as a witness in a criminal action prosecuted by the people of the state of California against EF Given under my hand this day of : , AD eighteen . GH, Justice of the Peace, (or "JK, District Attorney," or "By order of the court, LM, Clerk,

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