The Annual Register; World Events ... Volume 98

The Annual Register; World Events ... Volume 98

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...to stop the child's crying. After George and Matthews hud left the room, Jose thrust his finger down the throat of the child with great violence, but that did not destroy its life. He did this for five minutes. He then said that would not do, and he went into another room and fetched a pan, into which he poured a quantity of water from a pitcher, and he then put the child into the water and drowned it. After the child was destroyed, the body was placed in a cupboard in the kitchen; but Burns said she would not work in the room if the body remained there, and Jose then took it up stairs into Matthews's room, and put it in a box. Burns went up to Matthews, who asked if the child was dead. At a subsequent period of the day, Matthews told Burns not to tell, for, if she did, Jose would be hung, and she should get into trouble. The two men went to their work, and returned in the evening about 6 o'clock: a conversation then arose as to how the body should be disposed of, and Jose asked George to go with him to a certain pond, and he took down a basket and put the body in it, and he and George took the child from the house, and carried it to a pond about a mile or two from Truro. Jose then attached a stone to the body by a cord, and threw it into the pond. On their return, Matthews asked what tliey bad done with the child, and Jose told her. Matthews said it would bo sure to he found; but Jose said he was not afraid of that; people might jo to Australia and not find it. Matthews begged them to say nothing, or Jose would be hung. On Friday, the 28th of March, Burns, who was dreadfully flurried with what she had seen, left the house and went to her mother's. On Saturday, the 29th of March, about 3 or 4 in the afternoon, a boy named Truscott was...show more

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  • Paperback | 474 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 839g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236953304
  • 9781236953308