Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Witch at the Bridge.

As Racheal Finn hung dry herbs in the rafters of her little cottage she heard horse hoves pounding across a near bridge. She walked over to the window to see who was coming down the lane. Four men from town on horse back were approaching her cottage. She quickly walked to her fire place to put the kettle on so she could offer them some herbal tea. The herbs simple flowers and leaves would be Racheals undoing. For the men guided by Max McFarlin had come to acuse Miss Finn of witchcraft. Poor Racheal had given McFarlin's wife a herbal tea for some stomach pain which caused her to have a miscarriage. Mrs. McFarlin didn't want to have any more children so she didn't bother telling Racheal Finn that she was pregnant.

One of the other men held the hangman's noose while McFarlin knocked on the door. Racheal brushed her hands on her apron, placed a smile on her face and answered the door. Her smile brought the rage bubbling over in McFarlin. He grabbed her by the hair pulling her through the yard and down to the bridge. She begged him to let her go and she begged the other men to help her but they didn't. The rope went around her neck as tears ran down her face. McFarlin and his men cheered that there was one less witch in the world as Racheal Finn's lifeless body swang by the neck underneath the bridge.

Years later McFarlin took his wife on a carriage ride across that same bridge. Right as they past the bridge Mrs. McFarlin started screaming uncontrolable. They say what mind she had was lost after crossing that bridge. Some say Racheal the Witch made her see her lying heart.

So on this Halloween Night be careful while crossing bridges if you have a lying heart.

Happy Halloween

Be safe...

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Walker said...

That was great and there is a lot of room for sequils over the years.
The haunted bridge.

Paul Merrill said...

Scary story!

Lora_3 said...

The truth, real ghost but I don't know why she haunts the bridge.

Be safe...