Let us pursue the matter
further and see if we can discover any additional
arguments. How is that to be done? I am deliberately imitating the actual train of thought of one
who is engaged in such an enquiry with a view to
showing how such enquiry should be conducted. I
shall therefore put aside the more showy kind of
composition, and concern myself solely with such as
may be of real profit to the student.
So far we have derived all our questions from the
character of the claimant. But why should we not
make some enquiries into the character of the father?
Does not the law say that whoever fails to appear
for his father is to be disinherited?