Lady Sarah is disappointed when Garrow successfully defends odious Edgar Cole,who is cleared of raping his maid and they argue. Silvester steps in and the two lawyers fight a duel, in which Garrow is injured. It looks as if Garrow was defending Sarah's honour and her husband suspects infidelity. Although she kisses Garrow, Sarah tells him she will not cuckold her husband. Garrow gets the opportunity of revenge on Forrester, the corrupt thief-taker whose lies cost Garrow's first client his life. After Garrow proves that he was a fence to a young couple who robbed a haberdasher,he is put in the stocks where the haberdasher, whose grandson he killed, ensures that his thief-catching days are over.
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The judge sentences Forrester to spend two hours in the stocks. However, he is punished by being forced to stand while his head and wrists were trapped. Putting someone in the stocks consists of forcing him to sit and trapping his legs by the ankles. What Forrester was put in was the pillory, not the stocks. See more