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The Sheriffs Bluff

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Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,070 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,063
Added to site: 2007.11.17
mnybks.net#: 19076
Genre: Short Story
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l then discharge him."

The Judge sat back in his large arm-chair and waited benignantly with his gaze resting placidly in front of him, while a deathly silence fell on the crowd and every eye in the courthouse was turned on the Sheriff.

Thompson, standing at his desk, was staring at the Judge with jaw dropped and a dazed look like a man who had suddenly to face judgment. He opened his lips twice as if to speak, then turned and went slowly out of the court-house like a man in a dream, while those left behind looked in each other's eyes, some half scared and others more than half amused.

Outside, Thompson stopped just between two of the great pillars. He rammed his hands deep in his pockets and gazed vacantly over the court-green and up the road.

"What will he do with you! Remove you!" asked two or three friends who had slipped out of the door behind him and now stood about him.

"He 'll put me in jail--and remove me."

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"No matter if he says black 's

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