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[IE adage, “Still waters run
deep," is a bromide, but it
describes Jefferson's char-
acter pretty thoroly. Jef-
.' ferson was - the; silent.
id, self-conscious little -
secretary of the president
of a great -corporation which is sald'to‘
own a certain State.
llartridge, the district ‘attorney, de-
scribed Jefferson by the epigram. After
the men had clashed, the district attor-
JIEY. who used to pride himself on being
able to read men's souls. found that
not even his insight had been keen
enough to probe the mysteriousfsecret
Dools which lay, deep and quiet, beneath
the little secretary's apologetic exterior.
ilartridge had battered his own soul
into a lump of steel. lie was a young
man with a bright future. He had ambi-
tion, personality, aggressiveness, and
determination, without any of the con-
scientious scruples that might have held
him from the fulfillment of his dreams.
These dreams carried him to the Gover-
nor's chair, at least, and. maybe, to the"
United States Senate. llis aim was high,
but his soul grovcled on the ground. He
acquired much of the point of view of
the criminals whom he sent daily to Jail
in the course of his duty.
He had become willingly the creature‘
of the corporation. because. in that way.
he thought, his ambition could be mar:
quickly realized. Hand in hand Mt
corrupt judges, he worked for his own-
ers,-and did his work well. He became
cynical, more determined, and more un-
relenting, until, finally, he grew to be
like the bronze.ststue of Justice with
john‘‘MiHE%er-‘GreigT0ry . i
cers. A certain little newspaper which.
altho a corporation itself, fought other
corporations valiantly and noisily for its
circulation's sake, began to scream col-
umns about personal guilt and imprison-
her eyes bandaged, which stood over me t.
the courthouse-n menacing, hardened
figure, blind to everything, even to jus-
tice and fair play.
Then came Jefferson to spoil it all-
Jefferson the silent. timid. seii-conscious
ilitle secretary with the large family
and the small salary, and a soul in
whose depths the waters ran still and
one day the corporation overstepped
itself. and a meddling grand jury in-
dicted lts president and some of its offi-
llartridge. found himself in a predica-
ment. Of course he had to nolle the
indictments against his owners, so he
determined. as the easiest way to do it
safely, to have Jefferson give false evi-
dence on the witness stand.
But llartridge had'reckoned without
Jefferson. The little man. when he was
called to the district attorney's,ofllce.
stood stubbornly against him.
was a stormy scene. llartrldge ham-
mered his desk with n brnwny fist. while