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Clarence Darrow by John A. Farrell
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Read from July 13 to 23, 2012

"From the first, Bryan played to the crowd with stale jokes that won laughs from his adorers. He cited Darwin's claim that humanity descended from the Old World branch of apes. 'Not even American monkeys,' Bryan sniffed, 'but from Old World monkeys.'

'I hope the reporters get the "Amens" in the record,' Darrow interjected when the crowd responded with joyous ejaculations."

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