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He remembered no mention of the weaver between them since the time, twelve years ago, when it was their boyish sport to deride him; and, besides, his imagination constantly created an alibi for Dunstan: he saw him continually in some congenial haunt, to which he had walked off on leaving Wildfire--saw him sponging on chance acquaintances, and meditating a return home to the old amusement of tormenting his elder brother.
He consequently sprang up again, re-entered the office, with a turn of his finger set the clock right again, that it might not be perceived the next day that it had been put wrong, and certain from that time that he had a witness to prove his alibi, he ran downstairs and soon found himself in the street.
The fact of Desertion I will not dispute; But its guilt, as I trust, is removed(So far as related to the costs of this suit) By the Alibi which has been proved.
After a pause he added: "There's somebody else I should like to find, before we go after a fellow with an alibi in the Inner Temple.
Our readers will remember that the deceased gentleman was found stabbed in his room, and that some suspicion attached to his valet, but that the case broke down on an ALIBI.
I didn't know Biggs's boy at that time, but, from what I have seen of them since, I should not have attached much importance to that ALIBI myself.
The prosecution was spiritless and perfunctory; the defense easily established--with regard to the deceased--an alibi.
Beauly may have been cunning enough to forestall suspicion, and to set up an Alibi.
He was able to prove an alibi which could not be shaken.
But as a Christian man I feel bound to give you your chance, and ask you whether you will hear my alibi now or in court.
He prepares no defence--no shadow of an alibi, yet he knows the chemist's assistant must necessarily come forward with the facts.
But if, as you suppose, the murderer was in The Yellow Room for five, or even six hours, and the crime was not committed until towards midnight, the purchase of this cane proves an incontestable alibi for Darzac.