Saturday, February 04, 2017

Innocence and timidity

          "I suppose," Mr. Phinn said, "I am a timid man, but I know, in respect of this crime, that I am an innocent one."
          "Well,  then," Alleyn said, and tried to lend the colour of freshness to an assurance he had so often given, "your innocence should cancel your timidity. You have nothing to fear."

(from Scales of Justice, by Dame Ngaio Marsh)

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