Tuesday, January 13, 2015
My Cousin Rachel
My Cousin Rachel has been on my TBR stack for quite some time and finally I pulled it out.
"They used to hang men at Four Turnings in the old days. Not anymore, though. Now, when a murderer pays the penalty for his crime, he does so up at Bodmin, after fair trial at the Assizes. That is, if the law convicts him, before his own conscience kills him. It is better so. Like a surgical operation. And the body has decent burial, though a nameless grave. When I was a child it was otherwise. I can remember as a little lad seeing a fellow hang in chains where the four roads meet. His face and body were blackened with tar for preservation. He hung there for five weeks before they cut him down, and it was the fourth week that I saw him."
Granted this is no "Road to Manderley" but I would avoid walking down a road with a tar covered hanging corpse.
I'm giving this a thumbs up and off I wander.
Posted by Janet at 6:29 AM