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"Doing Justice without Mercy"

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The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins, 1868

(Wilkie Collins, a novelist and playwright, was friends with Charles Dickens and had many of his concerns about English society. The Moonstone is considered by many the first English “detective” or suspense novel.)

Collins, Wilkie. The Moonstone. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1868. Gutenberg.org. John Hamm and David Widger, 12 Jan. 2006. Web. 21 Apr. 2016.

The phrase in line 29, "doing justice without mercy" means

A

experimenting on family members.

B

cutting up people's pictures.

C

painting on family members.

D

making unflattering images.

E

holding trials in the household.