See What I Have DoneBook - 2017
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rthomson1954 May 16, 2018
Lizzie Borden took an axe,And gave her mother forty whacks; When she saw what she had done,She gave her father forty-one.
I jumped rope to that when I was a young girl, never giving much thought to who Lizzie was and why she would want to brutally axe her mum and dad. The answer, apparently, i... Read More »
Nicr Oct 11, 2017
Intensely imagined psychodrama featuring Lizzie Borden and her infamous ax. Lizzie, sister Emma, maid Bridget and feral drifter Benjamin (the least persuasive character) alternate points of view. Readers looking for courtroom drama and/or forensics will be disappointed, as these things are not Sc... Read More »
Maybe you've heard the name Lizzie Borden? Here is a spellbinding retelling of the events surrounding the 1892 murders of her parents. Was Lizzie guilty or not? Film rights have been sold.
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"I was thinking of the winter, wondering when Mrs Borden would come home from visiting her relative, wondering how soon I could leave the house, go back to my family, go back to best feelings, when I heard a chock, chock sound come from the bottom of the house. I thought of Mr Borden and the pigeons. Chock. There was no bird sound. Chock. My heart got to beating fast and I gripped onto my bed, turned to look at my family. Chock, chock. A sound of grunting, like an animal eating. Chock.
Where was that coming from? Chock, chock.
A horse cart rolled down the street. Chock, the air was still, chock, the city bells struck, and was much too loud. I gripped onto my bed, couldn't move, couldn't breath, couldn't think. My bladder felt like bursting. The house went quiet. For a moment I wondered if I was in a dream. I didn't want to open my door, didn't want to go downstairs, didn't want to know what was down there.
Then I heard Lizzie call out, 'Bridget!' "
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