â€œMr. Barrow, please step up and identify the body,â€ the Texan coroner requested.
Henry, his back straight as a school ruler, stepped up. Barely glancing down, he mumbled, â€œYessir, datâ€™s â€˜im.â€
â€œSo you are confirming that this is the body of Clyde Barrow, your son?â€ said the coroner.
â€œYes, thatâ€™s what I say, sir.â€
â€œLet the record show that Clyde Barrow, shot in Louisiana by Texas Ranger Frank Hamer on May 23, 1934, has been positively identified by his father, Mr. Henry Barrow,â€ announced the coroner to his assistant, Patsy Arville, an FBI agent, Mr. Syrus Dempsey, as well as to the Dallas County Sherriff, Mr. Justice Harks.
As Patsy wrote down Clydeâ€™s last name, the tip of her pencil broke.
- a ruler
- reference to justice
- the name of a high-profile criminal (can be first name only)
- the word “break” or “brake”