He will then proceed to extol, though with due
moderation, the justice of this common law of
nations. The next point for our consideration is
what reply can be made to so equitable a demand?
The answer is clear:—“There is a law which disinherits the man who fails to appear in his father's
defence when the latter is accused of treason, and
you failed to appear.” This statement will be
followed by the necessary praise of the law and
denunciation of the man who failed to appear.