The Novelist. No. LI. The Blasted Tree
Regular Feature, Short Fiction
Medical Practitioners, Dissection, Crime, Superstition
A traveller is believed to have disappeared, and a woodman is suspected. When some bones are found in a blasted tree and identified as the parts of a human skeleton, the woodman is brought to trial. However, he is able to show that the bones had been placed there by a vengeful physician, and had 'for many years decked a corner of his study' (251).
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