[Editors' Note: The following leaves represent a chapter that Melville removed from Billy Budd. Its adopted version appears as a few lines in Chapter 21.] 353 For Billy Budd ——>Find proper place for insertion
Lawyers, Experts, Clergy
This it is that makes
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the most perilous of God's creatures. by the way
Can it be this the phenomenon,
upon wh disowned or at least conceded not acknowledged, that in some
criminal cases puzzles the courts? And
for For this cause have our juries in
at times not only to endure the prolonged
contentions of the feed lawyers with their fees, but also the
yet more perplexing strife of the feed
medical experts with theirs ? — But why leave all
it to them? laity laymen? why not subpoena (?)
as well the clerical proficients? Restore Their vocation
Some par

But why leave all
it to the them? laity laymen? why not subpoena ?
as well the clerical proficients? Their vocation

10 354 bringing them into peculiar contact with so
many human beings, and sometimes in
their least guarded hour, in interviews
very much more confidential than
those of physcian and patient; this
would seem to qualify them to know
something about those intricacies involved
in the question of moral responsibility; whether
in a given case, say, ^ the crime proceeded from
mania in the brain or rabbies rabies of the heart.
As to any differences among themselves
these clerical proficients might develop
on the witness- stand, these could hardly
be greater than the direct ^ professional practical contradictions
exchanged between the ^ remunerated medical
/ experts . as, essentially, advocates for
and against.
220a 355 from this as well as other indications
at once inferred what it was that
lay plank-like before him. Yes,
the young mute's blow, an athlete's,
a blow elecrically ^ con energized by the inmost spasm
of his heart, unintentionally
had had upon its object the all but
^ instantanious operation of the divine judgement on 38
Captain Vere intently
watching the Surgeon's face, asked,
"Is it so then? I thought it. But
verify it." And the customary
tests were made, confirming the
Surgeon's first glance.
221a 356 At Captain Vere's motion, the
Surgeon assisted him in removing
the body to the compartment aft
opposite to that where the foretopman
remained for the time self-immured.
This being done, the officer was in
brief terms enlightened as to the
circumstances which had resulted in 39
the trajedy.
"Go now" said Captain Vere
in conclusion; " before taking action
I must have have yet a few moments to
mature the line of conduct I shall adopt.

The case is no wonted one, nor without precident, and
it could not have happened at a
worse time ^ / for everybody everyway and for everybody for either for me or the worse more trying. A few moments of ^ for further thought and I shall act.
worse for the man mainly concerned.
Go, I need. It was then w is worse
221b 357 striker of the blow." Too well the
thoughtf thoughtful officer knew what
his superior meant.
As the former Surgeon
he withdrew he could not help thinking
how more worse than futile ^ the utmost discretion sometimes
proves in a world this human sphere subject ^ as it is to
unforeseeable fatalities; the prudent
method adopted by Captain Vere
to obviate publicity and trouble 40
having resulted in an event
that necessitated the former, and,
under existing circumstances in the
navy indefinitely magnified the
latter. ——//——