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Inhaltsangabe: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 Excerpt: ...till he came to a certain close, within sight of Cawood castle, where he found the conveniency of a pond, and threw her by force into the water, and when she was drowned, and drawn forth again by himself upon the bank of the pond, had the cruelty to behold the motion of the infant yet warm in her womb. This done he concealed the body, as it may readily be supposed, among the bushes that usually encompass a pond, and the next night, when it grew duskish, fetching a hay spade from a rick that stood in a close, he made a hole by the side of the pond, and there slightly buried the woman in her clothes. Having thus dispatched two at once, and thinking himself secure because (unseen,) he went the same day to his brotherin-law, one Thomas Lofthouse of Rufforth, near York, who had married his drowned wife's sister, and told him he had carried his wife to one Richard Harrison's house in Selby, who was his uncle, and would take care of her. But heaven would not be so deluded, but raised up the ghost of the murdered woman to make the discovery. And therefore it was upon the EasterTuesday following, about two o'clock in the afternoon, the forementioned Lofthouse having occasion to water a quickset hedge not far from his house; as he was going for the second pailful, an apparition went before him in the shape of a woman, and soon after sat down upon a rising green grass-plat, right over against the pond; he walked by her as he went to the pond, and as he returned with the pail from the pond, looking sideways to see whether she continued in the same place, he found she did; and that she seemed to dandle something in her lap that looked like a white bag, (as he thought,) which he did not observe before. So soon as he had emptied his pail, he went into his yard, and stood ...
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