cry of blood

cry of blood

innocent victim’s blood calls for justice. [O.T.: Genesis 4:10; Br. Lit.: Richard II]
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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.
Although the savage murderer escaped for a season the detection of man yet God hath set his mark upon him either for time or eternity, and the cry of blood will assuredly pursue him to certain and terrible righteous judgement This much is known, but much else about the circumstances of her life and death are the subject of speculation, folklore and the poetic telling and retelling of the story over the decades.
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.
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".