Charles Web Journal

My blog is intended to show how I construct and write a historical novel. It will be a journal of my daily writing activity, as I write a new historical novel.

Location: Evansburg, Alberta, Canada

I am a retired school teacher with a B. Ed in English literature a B.A. in History. After a long career as a teacher of English and history, I now write historical novels based on Canadian history.

Friday, March 11, 2005


Daniel rescues a young Cree Indian woman from the drunken group of men, but is arrested by Corporal Ed Shepherd and accused of kidnapping and rape. The next day he appears in court and Shepherd brings evidence against him, but Sparkling Eyes, the young woman ran away and disappeared. So Daniel is at the mercy of the police officer who believes that he is guilty.
It does not look good for Daniel although the judge does ask some pointed questions.
The scene today took place in the courtroom, a simple process presided over by a judge, a procecutor, the accused, and the witnesses.
In those days, justice was simple and usually swift. Even murder trials were brief and sentencing quick and not always just.


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