Posted by Marie on October 31, 1997 at 16:45:50:
In Reply to: Re: on the subject of troublesome lines... posted by Lynne Cohen on October 29, 1997 at 17:17:32:
: : "He must be tried and hanged just like any other criminal!"
: : Tried and hanged?? Has the notion of innocent until proven guilty not taken root yet? Isn't this a bit harsh?
Colonel Munro knew for a certainty that Hawkeye would be found guilty. He himself, as the officer in charge, would probably have been the one to pronounce sentence. Cora knew this, and also knew how unfair it was. And tells her father so in no uncertain terms. "Justice?! If that is justice then the sooner French guns blow the English army out of America the better it will be for the people here!"
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