“And did you see my client fire a shot?”
He knew, or thought he knew, what she would say
The lady witness answered she did not
Then, thinking of the oath they’d had her take
She thought to tell what she’d not told before:
“But just before I saw him turn and run
I saw him throw away a smoking” “Stop!”
My learned friend then shouted “that will do!
You answered, now we’ll move to subjects new”
The witness knew that this could not be right
And knew that what she’d seen must come to light
“I’m moving nowhere till I right this wrong
If you won’t hear then justice is forsook
To tell the whole truth was the oath I took”
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