Ladies and gentlemen," he said, coolly, "you see me under suspicious circumstances
, but"--his voice was drowned in peals of laughter--such laughter as is heard in asylums for the insane.
And it was said that a belated citizen had come upon Potter wash- ing himself in the "branch" about one or two o'clock in the morning, and that Potter had at once sneaked off -- suspicious circumstances
, especially the washing which was not a habit with Potter.
It is true that the suspicious circumstances
which had attended the disappearance of Toby were enough of themselves to excite distrust with regard to the savages, in whose power I felt myself to be entirely placed, especially when it was combined with the knowledge that these very men, kind and respectful as they were to me, were, after all, nothing better than a set of cannibals.
The suspicious circumstances
, however, resolving themselves, on investigation, into the one fact, that they had been discovered sleeping under a haystack; which, although a great crime, is only punishable by imprisonment, and is, in the merciful eye of the English law, and its comprehensive love of all the King's subjects, held to be no satisfactory proof, in the absence of all other evidence, that the sleeper, or sleepers, have committed burglary accompanied with violence, and have therefore rendered themselves liable to the punishment of death; Messrs.
have not been investigated.
Rebecca, the daughter of Isaac of York, is, by many frequent and suspicious circumstances
, defamed of sorcery practised on the person of a noble knight of our holy Order, and hath challenged the combat in proof of her innocence.
Goodfellow), so far from pushing the suspicious circumstances
to extremity, which he was sorry to say, really had arisen against Mr.
His own death, so like that former one, yet attended by none of those suspicious circumstances
, seems the stroke of God upon him, at once a punishment for his wickedness, and making plain the innocence of Clifford, But this flight,--it distorts everything
swarmed upon my slow perception: how innocent I had been
Indeed, sir," pursued the nephew, "for anything I know, you may have expressly worked to give a more suspicious appearance to the suspicious circumstances
that surrounded me.
Though the return of Duncan was likely to remind them of his character, and the suspicious circumstances
of his visit, it produced no visible sensation.
Upon the evidence adduced before them, the Jury found, That the body of Mr John Harmon had been discovered floating in the Thames, in an advanced state of decay, and much injured; and that the said Mr John Harmon had come by his death under highly suspicious circumstances
, though by whose act or in what precise manner there was no evidence before this Jury to show.