Strange Creature

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Strange Creature

Clerk of the Court: “Peter Blood. How do your plead, guilty or not-guilty?”

Dr. Peter Blood: “It’s entirely innocent, I am.”

Prosecutor: “Did you know that it is against the King’s law to aid, comfort, or succor a rebel?”

Dr. Peter Blood: “I knew only my sacred duty as a physician.”

Prosecutor: “Your sacred duty, you ROGUE, IS TO YOUR KING!”

Dr. Peter Blood: (subdued retort) “I thought it was to my fellow man.”

Dr. Peter Blood: “What strange creature, must sit on the throne, that lets a man like you deal out his justice.”


– Dr. Peter Blood, the scene in the King’s Court, being condemned as a traitor. Captain Blood, Republic Pictures, 1935.