THIRTY-SIX
MARTINEAU'S DAY IN TOWN

When I turned out of ----- Street towards the court next morning, George and Martineau were standing on the pavement, outside a newspaper shop. Martineau cried:

"Ah, Lewis! You see I've come! I ran up against old George two minutes ago!" His cheeks were sunburnt and halfhidden by a rich brown beard. His skin was wrinkled with laughter, and his eyes looked clear and bright. In George's presence his gaiety was oppressive; I began a question about his evidence, but he would not reply; I asked quickly about the journey, how did he travel, how was the "settlement"?

"They're shaking down," he said. "Soon they will be able to do without me. I might be justified in making a move -----"

To my astonishment, George laughed; not easily -- by the sound alone, one would have known him to be in distress -- and yet with a note of genuine amusement.

"You don't mean that you are going to start again?"

"I'm beginning to feel I ought, after all."

"What ought you to do? What more can you do along those lines? There's simply nothing left for you to give up -----"

"It doesn't seem to me quite like that -----" Martineau began.

I had to leave them, as I saw George climbing the hall steps. The court was not so full as the afternoon before. George opened, and from his first words everyone felt that he was worried and dispirited. He told the jury more than once that "it may be difficult for you to see your way through all the details. We all feel like that. Even if you've been forced to learn a bit of law, you often can't see the wood for the trees. You've got to remember a few pieces of suspicion don't make a proof."

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