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Sawney Bean (humour)
By Ian R Thorpe
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2003
Last edited: Friday, August 17, 2012
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A horrible tale for Halloween. This is a retelling in my own style of a Scottish Folk tale. It is loosely based on a real story. WARNING: There is nothing that will get an "adults only" warning but the narrative, although humourous, does get really greusome at times



Footnote: This tongue in cheek retelling of the story of Sawney Bean is greatly fictionalised up until the time of their arrest. From there I have described the trial by ordeal very accurately although some details of the tortures had to be toned down a tad as the tortures used for the clan were ingenious in the extreme. Nobody knows what happened to the remains, most likely they were buried in lime in unconsecrated ground.


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Reviewed by CJ Heck 5/28/2011
Whooeee, what a tale, Ian! Excellent write ... I'm gonna have nightmares, for sure!
Hugs to you,
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 10/31/2003
Fascinating story, Ian! Well told, indeed.

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 10/31/2003
Think I am with Tien on the vegan lifestyle! Great write!
Reviewed by Tien Avielle (Reader) 10/31/2003
ah - I have a strong fascination with wynds (a topic with scarce info on the net,) so I found that setting most enchanting! It's a good tale, well told! I'll now resume my vegan lifestyle - thanks !

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