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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I said I saw no reason why I should do so—she took hold of my arm, and I passed on—I missed my handkerchief turned back, overtook her, and seized her—a youth said, "Here is a seal I picked up on the ground"—it was mine, and had been on a short Albert guard, in my button-hole—I looked for my watch, and missed it—I saw it in the prisoner's hand—she must have</p>
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<p>broken the chain; the seal would then fall—I pushed her into Mr. Preed's shop, and there found my handkerchief in her hand—she was given into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman,</hi> 485). I was sent for, and found the prisoner and prosecutor at Mr. Preed's shop, Honey-lane—I received this watch and handkerchief (
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I only asked him for 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and he would not give it to me, and then I took the handkerchief; he would not take it back, and then I took his watch.</p>
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