"The patent's attention was called to a newspaper account
of an interview with Mrs. Franks, the mother of the victim, in which she
stated she had no desire to see the boys hanged, but would like to talk
to them to know whether the boy suffered in his last moments. The patient
was asked whether it would upset him at all to talk with Mrs. Franks. He
replied he thought it would upset him a little, and make him feel sad.
He said when he read this interview in the paper, ‘My first feeling was
Joy, at what? "‘That it might help us, her not feeling vindictive.
Then a little remorse, not much, perhaps a little bit.'"