” Such is the nature of
dissimilarity where points of law are concerned.
Where, however, the question is one of fact, there
may be several points all tending to the same result,
of which some may be dropped as not essential to
the main issue, as for instance if a man accused of
theft should say to his accuser, “Prove that you had
the property, prove that you lost it, prove that it
was stolen, prove that it was stolen by me.” The
first three can be dropped, but not the last.
I used also to employ the following method.