By Robert K. Tanenbaum
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He paused to consider the merit of her suggestion. Not only was she taller, she outweighed him by fifteen pounds and, except for plenty of soft padding in the right places, was more muscular. ” “I’m shaking, not stirring, baby cakes,” he yelled back. He cut the second lemon peel and plopped it into the other glass. Murrow left the drinks on the counter and walked over to Ariadne’s sound system—a Bose that could peel the paint off the walls when she was having a heavy-metal moment—and inserted a CD of Sinatra’s greatest hits.
If Cobham testified to that in court, public opinion would surely swing in his favor, Raleigh thought. However, Raleigh was not allowed to confront his accuser, or call any other witness who might have vouched for him. In fact, only one witness was called to the stand during the entire trial and that by the prosecution. His name was Dyer, and he claimed that he’d once visited a merchant’s house in Portugal where he was asked by an unknown gentleman if King James had been crowned yet. ” Dyer’s statement was hearsay; in fact, it was hearsay several times removed from the source, if there was one.
He tried to laugh but was interrupted by another fit. “Perhaps not,” he added when the coughing subsided. “But never mind, I don’t have much time before your guardian remembers what he’s supposed to be doing. The truth is that I wanted to see you after I heard that you’d been shot and make sure you’re okay. But I’m not exactly welcome around here, or anywhere, even during visiting hours. However, the more important reason for my visit is to warn you that there’s a traitor in your midst. ” “Don’t tell me that you haven’t considered the possibility,” Grale said.