In a court room in rural Oklahoma where a person is on trial for
murder, there is strong evidence indicating guilt; however, there is no
corpse, which would really seal his fate.
In the defense’s closing statement the lawyer, knowing that his
client is guilty and that it looks like he’ll probably be convicted,
resorts to a clever trick.
“Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I have a surprise for you all,”
the shyster says as he looks at his watch. “Within 1 minute, the person
presumed dead in this case will walk into this courtroom, proving my
client’s innocence!” He turns and looks toward the courtroom door. The
jury, somewhat stunned, follow his eyes and look too. A minute passes,
but nothing happens.
Finally the lawyer says: “Actually, I made up the previous statement.
But you all looked on with anticipation. I, therefore, put it to you
that there is reasonable doubt in this case as to whether anyone was
killed and insist that you return a verdict of not guilty.”
The jury, still looking suspicious, retires to deliberate.
But only a few minutes later, the jury returns and the foreman utters their verdict: guilty!
“But how?” inquires the lawyer. “You must have had some doubt; I saw all of you stare at the door.”
“Yes, we looked,” admitted the foreman. “But we noticed your client didn’t.”
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Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.
For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com
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There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world,
I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice more often.
It is in this light I have decided to publish some of my random thoughts based on the views of our ancestors