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Braxton, Judge. Judge Braxton was created by Joseph A. Altsheler and appeared in five stories in Blue Book Magazine in 1907, beginning with “The Insistence of Fleming” (The Monthly Story Blue Book Magazine, Feb. 1907).

He is a Kentucky judge who rides around a dozen counties, seeing that justice is done, the innocent preserved and the guilty condemned. “The Judge was not by nature a judge; he was essentially a pleader, and for the defense. He had no heart for the prosecution. In his opinion no man was wholly bad; crime was usually due to circumstances, and this opinion was a constitutional part of him. He had practiced law forty years in a region that furnishes many deeds of violence, but he had never yet lost a client by the rope.”

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