He was neither a son, nor a friend, nor a lover; he ceased to have human ties; he had become an examinee.
The magnitude of the issue makes the examinee—or breaks him.
Doubtless Steven was slightly embarrassed by the detachment of the examinee, and blundered.
As soon as mere denial is ineffectual in face of certain proven facts, the examinee is entirely at the judge's mercy.
Between the ages of seventeen and twenty-seven or thirty the examinee will have had to undergo sixteen examinations.