Further Forensic Fables
Mathew), O (Theo
. Butterworth . London
PN6231.L4O22 1928 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is a dust-jacketed copy of the one original book already in the collection. It is a member of the series of four found together now in 2020. Before its thirty fables, this volume offers a table of cases cited and a table of statutes. Each story has an enjoyable newspaper-like caricature. One can get a good sense of these stories, I believe, by trying the second and third of them. In "The Industrious Youth and the Stout Stranger" (5), a con man looking like W.C. Fields hires the industrious youth and then borrows a sum of money from him. Of course the industrious youth never sees him again. In "Mr. Whitewig and the Rash Question" (9), the young Mr. Whitewig has established a very strong case when he asks one question too many of the Police Inspector, i.e., why he arrested the defendant. That question produces the records of nine previous convictions. There are twenty-six pages given to an index starting on 107. The covers are heavy boards with titles pasted on. The dust-jacket is in good condition with a good illustration of "The Emeritus Professor and the Police Court Brief."