Light Reading For The Day

THE HANGING JUDGE, at the corner of Mason and Rodney, did not refer to Roy Bean ( a Supreme Court justice in this particular branch of surreality) or to those like Roy with with an inclination to judicial severity. No, the sign outside, over the entryway, consisted of a white-wigged dummy in long black robes swinging from a gibbet by a length of looped hemp. At the bottom was a legend: “Sic semper tyrannis!”

The American Zone, L. Neil Smith, 2001

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