In the early years of the 20th century, John T. Bevins, an attorney from Pearsall, Texas, asked a judge to continue his case, due to the fact that two vital witnesses were not present.
The judge interrupted the lawyer in the middle of his request, saying, “I think, Mr. Bevins, that your witnesses have just entered the courtroom.”
“Then, Your Honor, may I still apply for a continuance?” asked the attorney.
“On what grounds?” countered the judge.
Bevins responded. “On the grounds of surprise. Both of these rascals promised me they wouldn’t appear.”
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