“Blockheads in the High Court”

“Well,” he said to her, stroking the cat from its nose right out to the tip of its tail, “we won the case. They did not appeal. All the better. There are blockheads in the High Court who simply regard the laws in the light of their own peculiar literal interpretations. It would have been very difficult to convince them of the truth—sometimes I doubt the word is even included in their vocabulary.”

— From The Terrorists, by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlõö

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