"How appalling!" Sir Thomas Danbury proclaimed upon glimpsing the dangling figures. "Who would
put such a thing in a museum?"
Mr. Gilby ventured, "It does have a certain - admittedly morbid - appeal. It's striking, you see. Affecting."
"Oh, I'll admit that," Sir Thomas replied, "but I should hardly think that a virtue. Particularly when it calls to mind such dreadful moments in history."
Miss Sunnington hesitantly queried, "You mean public hangings?"
"No," he said, "I mean something far worse, and on a much larger scale."