This functionary, being, of course, well used to such scenes; looking upon all kinds of robbery, from petty larceny up to housebreaking or ventures on the highway, as matters in the regular course of business; and regarding the perpetrators in the light of so many customers coming to be served at the wholesale and retail shop of criminal law where he stood behind the counter; received Mr Brass's statement of facts
with about as much interest and surprise, as an undertaker might evince if required to listen to a circumstantial account of the last illness of a person whom he was called in to wait upon professionally; and took Kit into custody with a decent indifference.
What I do know is a lawyer's statement of facts
when I hear it.
Looking to the end of these pages of mine, and wondering for some days past how I should manage to write it, I find my plain statement of facts
coming to a conclusion, most appropriately, of its own self.
You've got to listen to the bald statement of fact
, strange though it is, that I love you.