Miscellany: Yegg

Thomas "Red" Moran is young, anemic and a hardboiled yegg. A year ago, he murdered two policemen. When they tried him for this crime, he sneered at the judge. Said "Red" Moran: "I want to burn in the chair." The judge said he could have his wish.

Still unregenerate, still unafraid of death, "Red" Moran was brought from the Sing Sing death house last week for a new trial. They took him to a jail wherein one of his enemies, William Reid, had been locked up for a minor offense. Hearing that "Red" Moran...

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