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Vicar's little black book of death

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Rowan
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Vicar's little black book of death

Post by Rowan » Tue October 23rd, 2012, 10:11 pm

John Baker. John Brown. John Roberts. The names go on.

But this is no phone book.

It is a document so utterly chilling and macabre that the hairs on one's neck literally stand on end to hold it.

Because each of these Johns - along with the 413 other men listed in a fastidious and swooping calligraphy - were hung by the neck.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed October 24th, 2012, 1:03 am

Now that is creepy. I wonder what he thought when HE stood in front of the final judgment and Jesus said: "I never knew you."

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