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[21] For the purpose of the statement of facts is not merely to instruct, but rather to persuade the judge. Therefore, when we desire to influence him in some way or other, although he may require no instruction, we shall preface our statement with some such remarks as these: “I know that you are aware of the general nature of the case, but I trust you will not take it ill if I ask you to consider each point in detail.”

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