What good can it do you to throw cold water on that corpse
and get up that selfish theory that there ain't been any murder?
When I examined the body I found it was quite dead, and the corpse
was that of a hunchback Mussulman.
Being then requested to force open the lid, I complied, of course, "with an infinite deal of pleasure." I inserted a chisel, and giving it a few slight taps with a hammer, the top of the box flew suddenly off, and at the same instant, there sprang up into a sitting position, directly facing the host, the bruised, bloody, and nearly putrid corpse
of the murdered Mr.
Turning quickly he saw that the thing was what he had immediately guessed it to be--a headless and wingless Wieroo corpse
. With a grunt of disgust he was about to push it from him when the white garment enshrouding it suggested a bold plan to his resourceful brain.
Noirtier was near the bed, pale, motionless, and silent as the corpse
. The district doctor approached with the indifference of a man accustomed to spend half his time amongst the dead; he then lifted the sheet which was placed over the face, and just unclosed the lips.
Excited Arabs and blacks were running from all parts of the camp toward the silken tent of Mohammed Beyd, and when Werper entered he found a number of the raiders crowded about the corpse
, now cold and stiff.
GUARD Well, it must out; the corpse
is buried; someone E'en now besprinkled it with thirsty dust, Performed the proper ritual--and was gone.
A light hath dawned upon me: I need companions--living ones; not dead companions and corpses
, which I carry with me where I will.
, upon being viewed at the inquest, showed no bruises, and it was some time before the surgeons discovered that the neck was broken.
Again and again he went over the room, only to return each time to the corpse
; but no where could he find the money.
At one period I thought of cutting the corpse
into minute fragments, and destroying them by fire.
When he died they threw him overboard also, though there were those among them who wanted to keep the corpse