The officer and judge

O- I wouldn't say out of breath your honor because every time I stopped to think about what I have to tell you , I felt like going back and all the time a voice kept saying "you idiot you don't know your walking straight into a trouble ?" And then another voice " yes but if you let someone else get the news to judge Allen first it will be be worse than that for you " but common sens O- I wouldn't say out of breath your honor because every time I stopped to think about what I have to tell you , I felt like going back and all the time a voice kept saying "you idiot you don't know your walking straight into a trouble ?" And then another voice " yes but if you let someone else get the news to judge Allen first it will be be worse than that for you " but common sense and will at least I hope it was common sense well here I am with a story that makes no sense at all I but in say it my how because like they say what's gonna happen is gonna happen , and , —

J —get to the point . hurry up and say what your gonna say already !
O — I didn't do it . I didn't see who did it . You can't punish me for someone else's crime .
J— a comprehensive defense settled perhaps if I knew its purpose come one what do you have to say ?
O — a horrible thing (pause) I don't know how to say it .
J— just say it already.
O — well uhh the dead guy Polynecies
Page 2 J- the culprit who did this
O - I don't know I promise you have to believe me ! Listen ! The ground was dry didn't look like there was any digging not a tire track in the dirt not a sign anyone . It was when they Relived us this morning and out of me the corporal pointed it out . Look the body was covered in a thin layer of dirt you see not actually buried him just enough to put him at peace . Was also dog or wild animals anywhere .
Then there was a big scene everyone was accused the other : we all had proof it wasn't us we were ready to tak the hot iron in our hands . Walk through the fire , I swear to all of the gods it wasn't me ! I don't know who done it but it wasn't me !
And then when we couldn't solve anything , someone said something that made us go quiet a stare at the floor : you had to be told of this and one of us had to do it we rolled nice and bad luck fell to me so here I am no no happier then you are about this nobody likes the barer of bad news
C- I have been wondering your honor could it be that the gods did this ?
J- shut up ( furiously ) must you idiots go
e and will at least I hope it was common sense well here I am with a story that makes no sense at all I but in say it my how because like they say what's gonna happen is gonna happen , and , —
J —get to the point . hurry up and say what your gonna say already !
O — I didn't do it . I didn't see who did it . You can't punish me for someone else's crime .
J— a comprehensive defense settled perhaps if I knew its purpose come one what do you have to say ?
O — a horrible thing (pause) I don't know how to say it .
J— just say it already.
O — well uhh the dead guy Polynecies
Page 2 J- the culprit who did this
O - I don't know I promise you have to believe me ! Listen ! The ground was dry didn't look like there was any digging not a tire track in the dirt not a sign anyone . It was when they Relived us this morning and out of me the corporal pointed it out . Look the body was covered in a thin layer of dirt you see not actually buried him just enough to put him at peace . Was also dog or wild animals anywhere .
Then there was a big scene everyone was accused the other : we all had proof it wasn't us we were ready to tak the hot iron in our hands . Walk through the fire , I swear to all of the gods it wasn't me ! I don't know who done it but it wasn't me !
And then when we couldn't solve anything , someone said something that made us go quiet a stare at the floor : you had to be told of this and one of us had to do it we rolled nice and bad luck fell to me so here I am no no happier then you are about this nobody likes the barer of bad news
C- I have been wondering your honor could it be that the gods did this ?
J- shut up ( furiously ) must you idiots go crazy " the gods " . Unectable why would the gods favor this dead man why ! How he served them he tried to steal from them temphus, burn down the statue and there's laws with it , is it your stupid opinion that the  gods would honor bad people ? A stupid though !

( quite scary voice ) No , from the start stubborn idiots anarchists ,putting there heads together scheming and plotting in dark alleys these ar the people , and they have bribed the police to do do this . J- Money! there isnt anything as demoralizing. whole cities destroyed, homes gone, people dead, honest people corrupted, crookedness of all types, and all for money!

But you! i swear by god and jesus, the man that did his will be punished! find him and bring him into my custody, or your death will be the least of your problems: ill lock you away with no food and make you confess. and the process may teach you a long needed lesson: the best profit is often too good to be true! that depends on the source. do you understand? a fortune won is often misfortune.

O- your honor, may i speak?

J- your voice upsets me.

O- are you sure its my voice and not your conciounce?

J- oh my god, now you try to analyze me?

O- it isnt what im saying, but what happened that hurts you.

J- stop running your mouth.

O- but ive done nothing.

J- sold your soul for some money: thats what youve done.

O- your figures of speech may amuse you now; but unless im brought the culprit, you wont get any reward in the end.

[exit creon into the palace]

O- “bring me the culprit” !! id like nothing more then to catch him! but catch him or not, im out of here. at any rate, im safe!

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