The Trial of Angelique

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Victoria is pleased that the evil has been lifted and watches to see how Nathan will testify now.
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"In my observation she has always behaved as a faithful wife," says Nathan. "But you asked about feelings, not behaviour. Until recently, I should have said affection and respect, more than love. But her reaction to Mr Collins's injury - to beg for the chance to use her herbs and healing skills upon him, despite that many here would take it as incriminating her - that speaks to me of love in truth."
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Josette is startled by Nathan's words, wondering if she and the others could be wrong about Angelique.
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"From your observations of her, what is your opinion of her character?" asks Reverend Trask.
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"A lover of life, who has adapted well to considerable changes in circumstance. I have not observed her to act ungenerously."
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When allowed to cross-examine the witness, Peter Bradford will inquire, "Have you ever observed any interaction between persons here present which bears relevance to this case?"
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"I object once again, Your Honors," says Reverend Trask. "This is the defense counsel's attempt to reintroduce the hearsay for which he called this witness in the first place through the back door. If people present here have said things relevant to the case, he can call them himself and ask them directly - when it is his turn."
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"Do you ask of things I have seen with my own eyes, sir?" Nathan asks Bradford, before the Judge has a chance to answer the Reverend's objection.
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Josette instinctively clutches at Victoria's hand.
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Victoria squeezes Josette's hand to comfort her.
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SunlessNick wrote:
"Do you ask of things I have seen with my own eyes, sir?" Nathan asks Bradford, before the Judge has a chance to answer the Reverend's objection.
"Indeed, Mister Forbes. Allow to clarify my intent, Your Honors. I do not ask the witness to convey the conversation of others, but merely to describe what he saw."

"Very well. Objection overruled. The witness shall answer the question."
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"I was at the same time as the conversation I spoke of," says Nathan. "In accordance with Your Honour's ruling I shall speak no more of that, but I also had the opportunity to see the object which Miss DuPres showed Miss Winters. It was a pair of small dolls. At the time I thought them merely old toys and a shared fancy between two young women, but I am no longer sure of that after the unnatural encounter shared by the Reverend and myself."
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Josette tightens her hand in Victoria's, exclaiming, "It's not true!" (Probably loud enough to have been heard beyond the gallery).
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Millicent makes enquiries to where the coachman's funeral is to take place - he died for the sake of his passengers, and would like to pay her respects - and whether he left behind any family.
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Victoria nods, though she doesn't say anything.
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Reverend Trask is puzzled as to why Nathan Forbes would still lie when he knows that his exorcism was successful. "Are you aware of the penalty for perjury, Mr. Forbes?" he asks. "Even if what you said you observed had been true, it would not prove anything. And you are the only witness who claims to have seen this. By the mouths of two or three witnesses shall all things be established."
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Mr. Handy wrote:"Are you aware of the penalty for perjury, Mr. Forbes?" he asks.
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"Indeed I am, sir."
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SunlessNick wrote: Millicent makes enquiries to where the coachman's funeral is to take place - he died for the sake of his passengers, and would like to pay her respects - and whether he left behind any family.
As befits one of common stock, the service is a modest one, held on a bright, sunny day that seems to mock the mournful occasion. The plain pine coffin is lowered into the ground and covered with dirt by an anonymous workman, who has no doubt performed such tasks many a time for his bread. The sole mourner, other than Millicent and a local parson, is the young man's widowed mother, who bears her grief stoically, as if she has known much of it. Afterwards, she approaches Millicent with humble demeanor.

"Bless ye fer comin'. My Jack be smilin' down from Heaven to see such a fine lady shed a tear fer him. Here, take this, and keep it with ye always."

She gives Millicent a handful of tiny, bright blue flowers.
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There is much hubbub in the courtroom.

"I shall tolerate no such outbursts," the eldest magistrate says, waving his gavel at Josette.

When things quiet down, Peter Bradford dismisses the witness.

"I shall not ask you to speculate upon the nature of what you witnessed," he explains, "lest my learned opponent cast further aspersions upon your veracity. I leave that to the wisdom of the court."

"Do you have any other witnesses, Reverend Trask?" the magistrate inquires.
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VictoriaSilverwolf wrote:"Bless ye fer comin'. My Jack be smilin' down from Heaven to see such a fine lady shed a tear fer him. Here, take this, and keep it with ye always."

She gives Millicent a handful of tiny, bright blue flowers.
"I shall treasure them," says Millicent. (Rather than let them wilt, she will make a pressing of them, so that she can indeed keep them always).
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