Stanley Hopkins’s all-too-vivid description of the murder scene

in Black Peter: “Well I have fairly steady nerves, as you know

Mr Holmes, but I give you my word that I got a shake when I

put my head into that little house. It was drone like a harmonium 

with flies and bluebottles, and the floor and walls were like a

slaughter-house.”

…sickening, no?

Here’s an harmonium if, like me, you were unfamiliar with it,

and an harmonium can be heard at this site

www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJg1NNyke2E

 

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