English Story

Eloquent plea

The lawyer approached the jury box and began an eloquent plea for her client:

"Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I want to tell you about this man. There's so much to say that is good: he never beat his wife; he was always kind to little children; he never did a dishonest thing in his life; he has always lived by the golden rule; he is a model of everything decent, forthright, and honest. Everyone loves him and. . . "

Her client leaned over to a friend and said, "How do like that? I pay her good money to defend me, and she's telling the jury about some other guy.