While sitting in prison awaiting trial for the bludgeon murder of Bonteen, Finn becomes despondent as he feels that the circumstantial evidence against him has convinced his friends and constituents that he may indeed be guilty. The Pallsers and the Chilterns underwrite his defense as wily defense barrister Chaffanbrass reluctantly agrees to interview his client. Plantagenet forbids Marie and Glencora from visiting the Irishman, but Laura does get in to see him. Madame Goesler does discover some evidence that may implicate Emilius in the murder, so she journeys to Prague to finish the job begun by Bonteen. Written by
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Mr. Chaffenbrass, there's one special thing I want you to do for me. I do not desire merely to be found not guilty; I wish you to make men believe I am innocent of this crime.
Well, I trust we may succeed in making twelve men believe it.
I don't give a straw for the twelve men. It's the world I wish you to convince.
That's a long order. I shall think the world may last if we only win the jury.
My wife will be worth nothing to me unless the people, THE PEOPLE, Mr. Chaffenbrass, that I am ...