The counsel for Low Yow denounced the whole proceeding as a conspiracy on the part of Ah Lee
and Ah Sing to get his client into trouble.
Two elderly Chinese
, living in Stout's Alley, swore that Choy Ming
was their child.
She had been lured, they said, from their lodgings, and had been kept away from them some time.
They had never sold her to Low Yow, and Low Yow could not have sold her to anyone else.
witnesses gave evidence of having seen Choy Ming
with the two old people, both when they were landing from the ship and afterwards in going about the streets.
Asked by the judge to look in the witness box, and say whether the man and woman were not her parents, she declared they were not. She had never seen them in her life.
In saying they were her parents, the old man and woman were forsworn.
Ah Sing, her brother, would confirm her story.
Ah Sing was called.
Was Choy Ming
Yes, Choy Ming
, he answered, was his sister.
Were the old man and woman his parents?
By the bones of his ancestors-no!
Re had never seen those old people before, and he was certain they were not the parents of Choy Ming