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Page 2 - If a son strike his father, his hands shall be hewn off. 196. If a man put out the eye of another man, his eye shall be put out.
Page 26 - starts upon the supposition that when you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. It may well be that several explanations remain, in which case one tries test after test until one or other of them has a convincing amount of support.
Page 43 - The theory that anyone, or anything, entering a crime scene both takes something of the scene with them, and leaves something of themselves behind when they leave.
Page 21 - England. When he was only twelve years old, his father was sent to prison for debt. Charles had to leave school and go to work in a factory to support his family.
Page 21 - It is a bit like toothache really: many sufferers put off going to the dentist until the pain is unbearable. Regular checkups and the occasional filling would have saved a lot of grief. Mr Micawber was drawn from life. Mr Dickens senior was imprisoned for debt and 12-year-old Charles had to leave school and go to work in a factory. There was, however, a happy ending to this sad tale: the family fortunes improved. Charles completed his education and became a great novelist.
Page 5 - If a woman was suspected of being a witch she would be tied up in a sack and thrown into a pond.