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Skin O'My Tooth. Skin O’My Tooth was created by the Baroness Emmuska Orczy (Lady Molly, Man in Grey (II), Old Man in the Corner, Hector Ratichon, Scarlet Pimpernel) and appeared in twelve short stories in The Windsor Magazine in 1903 and 1904, beginning with “The Murder in Saltashe Woods” (The Windsor Magazine, June, 1903); these stories were collected in Skin O' My Tooth (1928).

Patrick Mulligan is “Skin O’My Tooth,” an ugly, portly lawyer who goes to great lengths, even unscrupulous ones, to get his clients off. Usually this involves Mulligan solving the crimes for which his clients are charged. Mulligan’s nickname comes from one client who described Mulligan freeing him "by the skin o' my tooth."

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