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[47] For, I take it, it would have been an easy matter for Evergus, if he had known in advance (as under the laws he should have known) the charge on which he was being tried, to set forth the truth of the matter and the justice of his cause, and so win acquittal; but in a mining suit regarding matters concerning which he could never have imagined that he would be accused, it was hard to find, offhand, means to free himself from the false charges; and the indignation1 of the jurymen, who were misled by the plaintiff, found him guilty in the matter upon which they sat in judgement.

1 Due to the alleged intrusion into the women's apartment.

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