The Evil Genius: A Domestic Story
The Evil Genius: A Domestic Story

Year of publication: 1999
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The Evil Genius: A Domestic Story

Wilkie Collins

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THE EVIL GENIUS A DOMESTIC STORY By Wilkie Collins  Affectionately Dedicated to Holman Hunt BEFORE THE STORY. Miss Westerfield’s Education  1. The Trial. THE gentlemen of the jury retired to consider their verdict. Their foreman was a person doubly distinguished among his colleagues. He had the clearest head, and the readiest tongue. For once the right man was in the right place. Of the eleven jurymen, four showed their characters on the surface. They were: The hungry juryman, who wanted his dinner. The inattentive juryman, who drew pictures on his blotting paper. The nervous juryman, who suffered from fidgets. The silent juryman, who decided the verdict. Of the seven remaining members, one was a little drowsy man who gave no trouble; one was an irritable invalid who served under protest; and five represented that vast majority of the population—easily governed, tranquilly...