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Old Judge Priest

(1916)
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Old Judge Priest (Sequel to "Back Home") by Irvin S. Cobb

THIS story begins with Judge Priest sitting at his desk at his chambers at the old courthouse. I have a suspicion that it will end with him sitting there. As to that small detail I cannot at this time be quite positive. Man proposes, but facts will have their way.
If so be you have read divers earlier tales of my telling you already know the setting for the opening scene here. You are to picture first the big bare room, high-ceiled and square of shape, its plastering cracked and stained, its wall cases burdened with law books in splotched leather jerkins; and some of the books stand straight and upright, showing themselves to be confident of the rectitude of all statements made therein, and some slant over sideways against their fellows to the right or the left, as though craving confirmatory support for their contents.
Observe also the water bucket on the little shelf in the corner, with the gourd dipper hanging handily by; the art calendar, presented with the compliments of the Langstock Lumber Company, tacked against the door; the spittoon on the floor; the steel engraving of President Davis and his Cabinet facing you as you enter; the two wide windows opening upon the west side of the square; the woodwork, which is of white poplar, but grained by old Mr. Kane, our leading house, sign and portrait painter, into what he reckoned to be a plausible imitation of the fibrillar eccentricities of black walnut; and in the middle of all this, hunched down behind his desk like a rifleman in a pit, is Judge Priest, in a confusing muddle of broad, stooped shoulders, wrinkled garments and fat short legs.
Summertime would have revealed him clad in linen, or alpaca, or ample garments of homespun hemp, but this particular day, being a day in the latter part of October, Judge Priest's limbs and body were clothed in woollen coverings. The first grate fire of the season burned in his grate. There was a local superstition current to the effect that our courthouse was heated with steam. Years before, a bond issue to provide the requisite funds for this purpose had been voted after much public discussion pro and con. Thereafter, for a space, contractors and journeymen artisans made free of the building, to the great discomfort of certain families of resident rats, old settler rats really, that had come to look upon their cozy habitats behind the wainscoting as homes for life. Anon iron pipes emerged at unexpected and jutting angles from the baseboards here and there, to coil in the corners or else to climb the walls, joint upon joint, and festoon themselves kinkily against the ceilings.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : Hardback
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest
Author(s): Irvin S Cobb
ISBN: 1-340-98109-2 / 978-1-340-98109-9
Publisher: Palala Press
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August 2015 : Hardback
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest
Author(s): Irvin S 1876-1944 Cobb
ISBN: 1-340-15213-4 / 978-1-340-15213-0
Publisher: Sagwan Press
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December 2008 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest
Author(s): Irvin S Cobb
ISBN: 0-559-74080-8 / 978-0-559-74080-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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June 1999 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest
Author(s): Irvin S Cobb
ISBN: 0-404-01578-6 / 978-0-404-01578-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ams Pr Inc
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): Irvin S Cobb
ISBN: 1-331-14504-X / 978-1-331-14504-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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September 2015 : Paperback
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest
Author(s): Irvin S Cobb
ISBN: 1-5173-7105-8 / 978-1-5173-7105-0
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November 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest
Author(s): Irvin S Cobb
ISBN: 1-4942-9605-5 / 978-1-4942-9605-6 (USA edition)
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October 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest
Author(s): Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
ISBN: 1-289-77126-X / 978-1-289-77126-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest
Author(s): Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
ISBN: 1-289-56591-0 / 978-1-289-56591-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest
Author(s): Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
ISBN: 1-230-31945-X / 978-1-230-31945-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: TheClassics.us
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest
Author(s): Irvin S Cobb
ISBN: 1-287-45438-0 / 978-1-287-45438-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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April 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest
Author(s): Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
ISBN: 1-248-44176-1 / 978-1-248-44176-3 (USA edition)
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January 2012 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest
Author(s): Irvin S (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb
ISBN: 1-290-30379-7 / 978-1-290-30379-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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January 2012 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest
Author(s): Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
ISBN: 0-217-52395-1 / 978-0-217-52395-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: General Books LLC
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September 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest
Author(s): Irvin S (Irvin Shrewsbury) 1876- Cobb
ISBN: 1-245-95527-6 / 978-1-245-95527-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest
Author(s): Irvin S 1876-1944 Cobb
ISBN: 1-143-97890-0 / 978-1-143-97890-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest
Author(s): Irvin S Cobb
ISBN: 1-146-55381-1 / 978-1-146-55381-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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February 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest
Author(s): Irvin S Cobb
ISBN: 1-145-27201-0 / 978-1-145-27201-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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January 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest
Author(s): Irvin S Cobb
ISBN: 1-142-18704-7 / 978-1-142-18704-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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December 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest
Author(s): Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
ISBN: 0-559-74070-0 / 978-0-559-74070-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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December 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest
Author(s): Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
ISBN: 0-559-74074-3 / 978-0-559-74074-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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November 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest
Author(s): Irvin S Cobb
ISBN: 0-559-74077-8 / 978-0-559-74077-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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October 2007 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest
Author(s): Irvin S Cobb
ISBN: 1-4086-1066-3 / 978-1-4086-1066-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hervey Press
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Kindle Editions

January 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest (Annotated): A classic by Irvin S Cobb
Author(s): Irvin S Cobb
Publisher:
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September 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest (Irvin S Cobb Collection)
Author(s): Irvin S Cobb
Publisher: Dodo Classics
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December 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Old Judge Priest
Author(s): Irvin S Cobb
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