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[13] A more forcible kind of proof is that drawn from character and supported by some plausible reason, as for instance, “It is not likely that a wounded man or one who has lost his son would accuse anyone who is not guilty, since if he accused an innocent man, he would free the real offender from all risk of punishment.” It is from such arguments that fathers seek support when pleading against their sons or one relative against another.

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