Snare of Serpents Author:Victoria Holt My trial took place in the High Court of Judiciary. I felt dazed. The courtroom was crowded and it seemed that the object of everyone present was to scrutinize me. I had been prepared by Ninian Grainger for what I must expect. I should stand at the bar and the Crown would state the case against me when the defense would endeavor to prove the acc... more »usation wrong.
My feelings were so tumultuous that it is impossible to describe them. They changed from moment to moment. Innocence is the greatest defense. It gives courage. If one tells the truth, surely that must prevail. That thought remains with one all the time. It is the greatest ally.
I looked at the members of the jury--those who would decide my fate; and they gave me confidence.
Even at this stage, after the weeks of waiting for this day, there was an element of unreality about it all. I...Davina Glentyre, the young girl who had gone to church with her mother, was now the prisoner at the bar in a court of law accused of murdering her father.
How could it have come about? It must be a wild mad dream.« less