Mirror of Literature,  3 (1824), 249–51.

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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