A Line Of Strangled Effigies "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."


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