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The Bronckhorst Divorce-Case-by Rudyard Kipling-Novel and Ebooks

Novel Name:TheBronckhorst Divorce-Case

Written by: Rudyard Kipling

Category:Fiction, Classics

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g in his ear, and asked him how his second wife did.
The man spun round, and, as he looked into the eyes of ‘Estreekin
Sahib’, his jaw dropped. You must remember that before Strickland was
married, he was, as I have told you already, a power among natives.
Strickland whispered a rather coarse vernacular proverb to the effect
that he was abreast of all that was going on, and went into the Court
armed with a gut trainer’s-whip.

The Mohammedan was the first witness, and Strickland beamed upon him
from the back of the Court. The man moistened his lips with his tongue
and, in his abject fear of ‘Estreekin Sahib’, the _fakir_ went back on
every detail of his evidence–said he was a poor man, and God was his
witness that he had forgotten everything that Bronckhorst Sahib had told
him to say. Between his terror of Strickland, the Judge, and Bronckhorst
he collapsed weeping.

Then began the panic among the witnesses. Janki, the _ayah_, leering
chastely behind her veil, turned grey, and the bearer left the Court. He
said that his Mamma was dying, and that it was not wholesome for any man
to lie unthriftily in the presence of ‘Estreekin Sahib’.

Biel said politely to Bronckhorst, ‘Your witnesses don’t seem to work.
Haven’t you any forged letters to produce?’ But Bronckhorst was swaying
to and fro in his chair, and there was a dead pause after Biel had been
called to order.

Bronckhorst’s Counsel saw the look on his client’s face, and without
more ado pitched his papers on the little green-baize table, and mumbled
something about having been misinformed. The whole Court applauded
wildly, like soldiers at a theatre, and the Judge began to say what he
thought.

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