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A Modern Wizard

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Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 108,312 / 310 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,256
Added to site: 2010.06.27
mnybks.net#: 28292
Origin: gutenberg.org

Bacteriology and hypnotism are woven into this narrative, with the first part of the book centering upon the possible inoculation of one of the characters with the cultures of the microbe of diphtheria -- and the following chapters leading to the bacillus of insanity!

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guilty? Upon your answer I will begin to estimate your capability to manage my case."

The two young lawyers looked at each other a moment, embarrassed, and remained silent. Dr. Medjora scrutinized them keenly. Finally, Mr. Dudley decided upon his course, and spoke.

"Dr. Medjora, I will confess to you that before you came in, and, as you have guessed, from reading what the newspaper says, I had decided that you are guilty. But that was not a juridical deduction. That is, it was not an opinion adopted after careful weighing of the evidence, for, as it is here, it is all on one side. I regret now that I should have formed an opinion so rashly, even though you were one in whom, at the time, I supposed I would have no interest."

"Very good, Mr. Dudley," said the Doctor. "I like your candor. Of course, it was not the decision of the lawyer, but simply that of the citizen affected by his morning newspaper. As such, I do not object to your having entertained it. But now, speaking as a lawyer, and

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