The Treacherous Guest
The treacherous guests. "In the month of June, 1818, a pedler and his wife presented themselves at nightfall at the door of little farmhouse near the village of Brie, in france, and requested of the farmer permission to sleep there." While staying there the husband murdered a child.
B. L. Hamlen The Museum of History or Narratives of the Most Remarkable and Interesting Events, Which have Taken Place in Ancient and Modern Times. (New Haven, CT: H. Mansfield, 1921)
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman