Summer 1874 – What Use is the Soul If the Hands are Kept Occupied?

 

Windglass patted the man on a shoulder, just a master pats the head of his dog. He said, “Ade was my first. He’d been attacked by a lion. His brother caught the beast with its teeth in the poor man’s skull. He killed it with a machete and then carried Ade, over his shoulder, the four miles to my laboratory. There was naught I could do, not by conventional methods. The skull and brain were far too damaged for me to simply wrap his head with bandages. And the opportunity to test my devices was too tempting. I told the brother that Ade had died and then purchased the body. My greatest difficulty lay in assuring him that I had no intent to use the body for sorcery.”