Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr.
A judge of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Holmes served on the Supreme Court from 1902 to 1932, retiring when past ninety. He was celebrated for his legal wisdom and frequently stood in the minority when the Court decided cases. He insisted on viewing the law as a social instrument rather than as a set of abstract principles. He delivered a famous opinion concerning freedom of speech, holding that it must be allowed except when it presents a “clear and present danger.”
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Old Holmes furrowed his brow and closed one eye, seeking with the other the inspiration of the sky.
"Mind what I told you, Henery," he whispered very loud, glaring at Mr. Holmes.
Henry Holmes was standing with his back to the stove, one hand wagging up and down at the solemn line of figures on the bench.
Oliver coloured involuntarily to find that the old thief had been reading his thoughts; but boldly said, Yes, he did want to know.
For one brief moment Oliver cast a hurried glance along the empty street, and a cry for help hung upon his lips.