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THE ANKARDYNE PEW

Beneath was written:
See also the narrative of Mr. C- at the end of this volume.
I give the story as I found it, inscribed in minute handwriting on the terminal fly-leaves :
During his last illness the Rev. Mr. C gave me the following account of a similar instance of Divine Judgment. Mr. Aof A- House, in the county of W-, was notorious for his open practice of infidelity. He was an ardent votary of the chase, a reckless gamester, and was an enthusiast in his love of cockfighting. After carousing one evening with a boon companion, he proposed that they should then and there match the birds which they had entered for a contest on the morrow. His friend declaring that his bird should fight only in a cockpit, Mr. Aannounced that he had one adjoining the very room in which they were. The birds were brought, lights called for, and Mr. A , opening the door, led his guest down a flight of stairs and along a corridor to what he at first supposed were the stables. It was only after the match had begun, that he realized to his horror that they were in the family pew of A- church, to which AHouse had private access. His expostulations only enraged his host, who commenced to blaspheme, wagering his very soul on the success of his bird, the victor of fifty fights. On this occasion the cock was defeated. Beside himself with frenzy, Mr. Arushed back to his bed-chamber and, declaring that the judgment Day had come and that the bird should never crow again, thrust a wire into the embers, burned out its eyes, and bored through its tongue. He then fell down in some form of apoplectic fit. He recovered and continued his frenzied course of living for some years. It was noticed, however, that he had an impediment in his speech, especially remarkable when he was enraged, the effect of which was to make him utter a sound like the crowing of a cock. It became a cant phrase in the neighbourhood: `When Acrows, honest men must move.' Two years after this awful occurrence, his sight began to fail. He was killed in the hunting field. His horse took fright and, bolting, carried him for over a mile across bad country to break his neck in an attempt to leap a tenfoot wall. At each obstacle they encountered, Mr. A- called out, but the noise that came from his throat only seemed to terrify his horse the more. Mr. C- vouches for the truth of the story, having had personal acquaintance with both the parties.
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