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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Be Careful What You Wish For

Another treasure from the Futility Closet:

In the year 1796, died at Wordley Workhouse, Berks, Mary Pitts, aged 70; on being accused of having rummaged the box of another pauper, she wished God might strike her dead if she had; and instantly expired.
Kirby's Wonderful and Scientific Museum, 1803

Nikki-ann

Blimey... I'm not religious, but that's a bit scary!

grayroots

Now that's what I call busted - yikers!

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