for I suppose you all know his way
of life, his arrogance and his superciliousness, and I even suspect that some
have long marvelled at things which they know themselves, but have not heard
from my lips today. But I note that many of his victims are reluctant to
disclose in evidence all that they have suffered, because they realize his
violence and his persistence and the extent of those resources which make him so
powerful and so dreaded, despicable though he is.