By Advice of Counsel

Being Adventures of the Celebrated Firm of Tutt & Tutt Attorneys & Counsellors at Law

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 69,823 / 211 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,287
Added to site: 2007.01.07
mnybks.net#: 15745
Origin: gutenberg.org

Stories of the courts and trials of New York City, connected by the presence in each of the benevolent Mr. Tutt of Tutt and Tutt, attorneys and counsellors at law. Those who liked Tutt and Mr. Tutt will enjoy also the local color and amusing incidents of these.

Show Excerpt

false pretenses, tricks and devices, flimflams--practised most successfully by well-dressed gentlemanly crooks of polished manners."

By this time the kettle was boiling cheerfully, quite as if no such thing as criminal law existed at all, and Miss Wiggin began to make the tea.

"All the same," she ruminated, "people--particularly very poor people--are often driven to crime by necessity."

"It's Nature's first law," contributed Tutt brightly.

Mr. Tutt uttered a snort of disgust.

"It may be Nature's first law, but it's about the weakest defense a guilty man can offer. 'I couldn't help myself' has always been the excuse for helping oneself!"

"Rather good--that!" approved Miss Wiggin. "Can you do it again?"

"The victim of circumstances is inevitably one who has made a victim of someone else," blandly went on Mr. Tutt without hesitation.

"Ting-a-ling! Right on the bell!" she laughed.

"It's true!" he assured her seriously. "There are two defenses that ar

Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 2 reviews: ****
2012.04.18
MikeAli
*****

Train presents another set of beautifully-crafted short stories of the law firm of Tutt and Tutt. There is more legal and moral debate in this set, but the humour and story twists are still there. This is excellent literature that works on so many levels.

2012.04.01
Charles
***..

This followup to "Tutt and Mr. Tutt" is amusing, but not up to the original -- mostly because of the long-winded legal descriptions and analyses included in almost every chapter. Although this information is presented in the form of conversations, they quickly become tedious, and you find yourself wishing the author would just get on with the story.


(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for By Advice of Counsel by Arthur Cheney Train - Free eBook

Astray in Couper

Matty Cruz Adventure Book 1
R. Marquez

When the economic downturn ends Matty Cruz’s co... Read more

Cover image for By Advice of Counsel by Arthur Cheney Train - Free eBook

Loose Ends

A California Corwin P. I. Mystery
David VanDyke

"Loose Ends was a great read, if you're looking... Read more

Cover image for By Advice of Counsel by Arthur Cheney Train - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for By Advice of Counsel by Arthur Cheney Train - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for By Advice of Counsel by Arthur Cheney Train - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for By Advice of Counsel by Arthur Cheney Train - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Best Ghost Stories
by Various Authors
The Four Million
by O. Henry
The Almost Perfect Murder
by Hulbert Footner
All the Way to Fairyland
by Evelyn Sharp
Cabbages and Kings
by O. Henry
Stories from Tagore
by Rabindranath Tagore
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle

See more popular titles from this genre.