Norman of Torn could not have translated this feeling into words for he did not know, but it was the far faint cry of blood
for blood and with it, mayhap, was mixed not alone the longing of the lion among jackals for other lions, but for his lioness.
This asserts that the "Savage Murderer" might get away with it for now, but that "the Cry of Blood
will assuredly pursue him to a certain and terrible but righteous Judgement".
John Knott adds his own contribution with "Bunyan and the Cry of Blood
," which seeks to understand the ambiguous and multifaceted manner in which violence and violent imagery informs Bunyan's works, especially as they relate to notions of sin, mercy persecution, and the trials endured by the elect.