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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the goods of
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where was it when you stopped him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was in his hand, and he dropped it—there was another boy with him—the prisoner said he did not intend to do it.</p>
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