The Emerald

At first no one suspected the emerald was to blame. Hampton had won it in a poker game years earlier and only recently shown it to his sister, Francine, who suggested he have it set. He did, of course, and his wife wore it. They were well respected in high society, known to be reasonable, not inclined to foolishness. Still, after the eighth death in as many months (not counting Aunt Millicent’s two thoroughbreds and Second-cousin Wodsworth’s prized sow,) Cousin Richie (who kept company with burlesque dancers and was not acknowledged by his family in public) began to mutter about curses.

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~ by ifindthisamusing on July 11, 2008.

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