At last, after years of ignoring Jim Perrin and refusing to rise to the insults and irritations emanating from that quarter, Jim Curran, albeit reluctantly, had sought legal advice. A course of action was decided upon and a barrister retained: a date was fixed for the court.
Jim Perrin, by his overweening arrogance and deeply-rooted malice, (for as such it may surely be described), was the cause of this dispute, yet he was fortuitously upheld by his cronies, the publishers: they, at first making light of any suggestion of culpability, tried to imply that the remarks which their man had so offensively made were intended as jest, and they offered ridiculous amounts to Jim Curran, with no apology, thinking they could buy him off. They had, of course, closed ranks around their favoured one and were practising their brinkmanship. Continue reading