Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Finger of Blame

From "The Herald" in "jolly old England" comes the following regarding a Croftamie historian:

CROFTAMIE historian Sion Barrington gave a reading in Strachur concerning the Rev Ebenezer Erskine, tragically tasked centuries before with conducting his own wife's funeral.

The burial process was later disturbed by the unscrupulous sexton. He opened the unfortunate young woman's coffin, stealing her wedding ring by hacking off her finger with a knife - whereupon the "corpse" sat up, having merely been comatose, going on to recover completely.

One of Mrs Erskine's descendants was in Sion's audience, pointing out that the gravedigger had, in fact, severed her apparently-lifeless finger with his spade, the ring remaining a treasured Erskine family heirloom.

Out of politenesss, Sion refrained from asking about the finger.

[This was just too cute of a story NOT to include here!]

cbh

1 comment:

Sparky ♥ ∞ and Wiregrass Steve said...

Oh my goodness! Makes one wonder how many people may have accidentally been buried alive! Creepy.
That's a great story. Thanks for sharing.
Sparky ♥ ∞