"I am the bearer of bad news, gentlemen," he said, addressing them both.
You didn't on the dock, you know, when you got the bad news.
If it's bad news I don't want to hear it, and if it's good I can wait, I cal'late.
Why, she came to see us after the news came—the bad news—and she was so kind and so good.
Thus, discreetly, did the man of law break the bad news he bore.