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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 9 (January 1, 1928)

An Unfortunate Misunderstanding

An Unfortunate Misunderstanding.

Lord Bussell on one occasion was listening patiently to a long winded address which an excited prisoner was delivering, the purport of his remarks being to prove that he was an injured innocent. Lord Russell gave him every attention, but happening not to catch the last few words, he said: “What was your last sentence?”

“Six months hard, my Lord,” was the unexpected reply.

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