The Haverfords had dispatched Maycomb's leading blacksmith in a misunderstanding arising from the alleged wrongful detention of a mare, were imprudent enough to do it in the presence of three witnesses, and insisted that the-son-of-a-bitch-had-it-coming-to-him was a good enough defense for anybody.
p. 5, To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee
"I did it! I did it! With my own hands I did it!" I wanted to cry aloud.
p. 326, The Sea Wolf. From Tales of the North. Jack London.