GREAT BRITAIN: The Last of the Tiger

For the first time in his career he was five minutes late. Otherwise Rayner Goddard, 81, gave no sign that this day in court would be different from any other in his twelve years as Lord Chief Justice of England. With his crimson robe sweeping the ground, his luxuriant wig, as usual, just a trifle askew, he strode into the paneled courtroom one day last week, seated himself in his big leather chair, jotted a note or two with a tiny silver pencil, and after fumbling with his ever-precarious pince-nez motioned for the...

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